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Students describe their time at Duquesne University as “beyond satisfying…. I was able to discover new subjects that I love learning about and tailor my academic experience to those interests.” In particular, students laud the nursing, education, business, and biomedical engineering fields. On the medical side, the “informative” and “hands-on” clinicals and lab simulation opportunities are seen as some of the campus’ best and most “one-of-a-kind” academic features. Across the board, students highlight frequently updated technology and a variety of classroom types as benefits, such as the experience-based style: “We have to do whatever we are learning, and it vastly improves my learning.” Enrollees also cite “a good number of guest speakers and experts,” all of which “breaks up the heavy lectures.”

Professors are passionate about what they teach and “want to see their students succeed in everything that they do later in life. [They] are always willing to meet and discuss material … possible research experience or anything that the student may need.” Along those lines, they also practice a range of teaching methods, which some undergrads suggest offers “new ways [of] engaging us, involving us … and treating us like adults.” Another benefit comes in the small, focused class sizes “in which students can discuss specific topics in depth” and also have “better relationships with professors and classmates.” For those looking to get out of the classroom, Duquesne’s outdoor classes and study-abroad opportunities are much appreciated.

Student Body

Duquesne has a long history as a private Catholic research university, but while those traditions remain a part of the school, students emphasize that “this campus is a place for anyone” where “there are people of all religions and walks of life.” Spirited discussions in “the welcoming nature of the Duquesne classroom” recognize that those “from different political, social, and financial backgrounds have unique experiences” and make for a more enriched learning experience: “Students enjoy sharing in class, and I love learning from them. My classes have been very supportive environments.” Overall, attendees see themselves and their peers united as “dedicated individuals who wish to pursue careers after college while also trying to maintain a fun, involved environment at the school.”

Campus Life

Either at Duquesne University itself, or from its bustling location in central Pittsburgh, “there is nearly always something to do,” and students praise its “incredible night life.” Most on-campus activities are “cost-free to students,” which is a plus, and there are nearly 300 clubs and a thriving Greek Life system to choose from. “There are more than enough active and very involved clubs to keep one engaged for the entire day, every day of the week.” Sports are also a healthy part of campus life, including organized team activities as well as “exercise classes that Duquesne offers for free to all students such as spin class [and] yoga.” Pittsburgh itself has plenty to offer, especially if you’re into sports; the stadium for the National Hockey League’s Penguins is “a 45-second walk from campus and the tickets are discounted for students; this is my favorite thing to do for fun.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Susan Yeckley
Campus Visit Coordinator

Office of Admissions
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Academic Walk
Power Center
Student Union
Genesius Theater
UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse
Academic Walk ? located in the heart of campus, ?A-Walk? is a busy and popular pedestrian mall extending through the heart of campus from the Old Main Administration building to the University?s student-housing Living Learning Centers. On AWalk, students make their way from their rooms to their classes, hang out on Food-Truck Fridays and attend University events such as Homecoming and the Duquesne Student Expo. Power Center ? the 136,000-square foot multipurpose facility houses three floors of dedicated recreation and fitness space and the Charles Dougherty Ballroom on the fifth floor. On the street level the University?s two-floor Barnes & Noble bookstore and Starbucks Caf?, a new and popular Moonlit Burger location and a Fresh?ns eatery that offers frozen yogurt, smoothies and crepes. Student Union ? offers various dining options, a Starbucks, ATMs, meeting rooms, informal student gathering areas as well as offices of student organizations, Greek Life, Commuter Affairs Lounge, the Center for Student Involvement, Student Health Services, the Center for Excellence in Diversity and Student Inclusion, the Center for Global Engagement (including Study Abroad Office, International Affairs), the Center for Career Development and the Union Ballroom. Genesius Theater ? this 10,500 square-foot, black box style theater is a beautiful performance space used by the Duquesne University Red Masquers theater company, Mary Pappert School of Music ensembles and production classes. UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse ? reopening after more than $10 million in renovations, the award-wining facility is home court for the Duquesne men?s and women?s basketball teams, members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. In addition to luxury suites, club-level seats and four unique fan corners, the Fieldhouse also houses nearly 10,000 square feet of space for athletic training equipment, sports performance labs, and a nutrition center for student athletes. It is a regular site for University commencement activities, matriculation ceremonies, and special events.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Pittsburgh
The South Side
North Shore
Station Square riverfront complex
Downtown ? Downtown Pittsburgh is a bustling central business district with skyscrapers and a mix of traditional steakhouses and trendy, chef-driven restaurants. The Cultural District including Heinz Hall, home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Benedum Center, the Byham and O?Reilly Theaters; PPG Paints Arena (home of the Pittsburgh Penguins); Market Square and many shops and restaurants are here. Point State Park includes bike and walking trails and the Fort Pitt Museum, it is the location for the summer Pittsburgh Arts Festival and the grand fountain at the confluence of the City?s three rivers: the Allegheny, the Monongahela, and the Ohio. The South Side ? not far from campus, accessible by the Duquesne Shuttle, this neighborhood and popular off-campus housing destination for Duquesne students offers the City Theatre, SouthSide Works open-air retail and mixed use complex, unique shops, art galleries, clubs, restaurants, entertainment venues and more. Oakland ? The second-most populated suburb of Pittsburgh, a majority of residents being college students, it is considered a hub of Pittsburgh?s health care facilities. The Carnegie Museums and Library, Cathedral Nationality Rooms, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Schenley Park and a diverse array of multicultural restaurants are located here. North Shore ? sports-centric home to the Pittsburgh Seelers? Acrisure Stadium, the Pirates? PNC Park, Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Science Center, Stage AE concert venue, lively sports bars, steakhouses and brewpubs and many other restaurants. Station Square ? a river front entertainment complex featuring popular restaurants like the HardRock Caf?, Grand Concourse, Texas de Brazil, Tupelo Honey and the Melting Pot, shopping, the Monongahela Incline and the Gateway Clipper Riverboat Fleet.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
8:30 - 4:30

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Selected dates throughout the year. Refer to website

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Pittsburgh International Airport is about 30 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. All major car rental agencies are represented. Cab service, Uber and Lyft from the airport into Pittsburgh is approximately $30-50. Duquesne is a 10-15 minute walk from major downtown hotels. Amtrak provides train service to major cities and the nation. The station is located in downtown Pittsburgh at 1100 Liberty Avenue. Bus service to Pittsburgh is available through Greyhound. The station is at 55 11th St, close to Duquesne.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Please visit https://www.duq.edu/campus-map.php to see a map of campus. We recommend all visitors park in the Forbes Garage (#41 on the map).

Local Accommodations
The following hotels range from a 2-7 minute drive to Duquesne campus and special Duquesne University rates are available: EVEN Hotel Downtown Pittsburgh 425 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219 0.4 miles/3 minute drive Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown 600 Commonwealth Place Pittsburgh, PA 15222 0.9 miles/7 minute drive Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown One Bigelow Square Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412).281.5800 or 800.222.8733 0.3 miles/3 minute drive The Industrialist Hotel, Pittsburgh, Autograph Collection 405 Wood Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222 0.5 miles/4 minute drive Holiday Inn Express & Suites 20 S. 10th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203 0.7 miles/2 minute drive Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh University-Oakland 329 Technology Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15219 2 miles/5 minute drive Hampton Inn Pittsburgh ? University Medical Center 3315 Hamlet Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213 1.3 miles/4 minute drive Drury Plaza Hotel Downtown-Pittsburgh 745 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412).281.2900 0.4 miles/4 minute drive Cambria Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown 1320 Centre Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219 0.3 miles/2 minute drive


Applicants: 12,282
Acceptance Rate: 88%
Average HS GPA: 3.85



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