Duquesne University

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General Information

Admission Office
600 Forbes Avenue, Administration Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0201
(412) 396-6222
(800) 456-0590
Fax: (412) 396-6223

Contact: Paul-James Cukanna
Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management
Main Address
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0201
(412) 396-6000


Total undergrads: 5,656
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,438
Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,616
Graduate enrollment: 2,966

Urban setting
Large city (250,000 – 499,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 76%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 88%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business Communications B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Investments/Securities B
Logistics/Materials Management B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B
Nonprofit Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Public Relations B
Public relations, advertising, and applied communications B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General B
Computer Science B
Web/Multimedia Design B
Web/Multimedia Management B


Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Latin Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
Greek, Ancient B
Latin B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Health System Administration B
Music Therapy B
Nursing (RN) B
Premedicine B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Security Services Management B

Social Sciences

Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Duquesne University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (412) 396-6000
Website: www.duq.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: www.duq.edu/admissions-and-aid/undergraduate/apply-for-admission
Address: Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 9,197
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 79%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 7,255 (79% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $39,992
Out-of-state Tuition: $39,992
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $23,183

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Duquesne University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Duquesne University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 232
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1146
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 42
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 143
Education 68214
Engineering 11
English Language and Literature/Letters 212
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4
Health Professions and Related Programs 612165
History 12
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Natural Resources and Conservation 111
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 111
Physical Sciences 311
Psychology 1132
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 5
Theology and Religious Vocations 1141
Visual and Performing Arts 152
Grand total 18777218

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Duquesne University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $39,992
Out-of-state $39,992
Books and supplies $1,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $23,580
Out-of-state $23,580

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,506 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,506 100% $23,183
Student loan aid 1,002 66% $10,804

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 5,736 95% $22,084
Federal student loans 3,729 62% $6,431

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Duquesne University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Duquesne University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,231 2,357 4,874
Percent admitted 100% 78% 73%
Percent admitted who enrolled 18% 20% 17%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Duquesne University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 9,197
Undergraduate enrollment 5,839
Graduate enrollment 3,358

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Duquesne University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
    • Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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