See what students say:


A mid-sized Catholic university in the heart of Pittsburgh, Duquesne offers students "small class sizes [and a] welcoming staff" along with good "financial aid and scholarship opportunities." The university is especially renowned for its "strong health profession programs," and we're told that the "Nursing, Physician's Assistant, and Pharmacy Programs are all very well developed" in particular. Additionally, the nearby "hospital system provides...a quality learning and clinical environment for students." Fortunately, most departments, by and large, offer students "great research opportunities." Undergrads also appreciate the fact that it's rather easy to "make strong connections [with their professors]." As one student explains, "My professors all seem to love Duquesne, and [they] love to share their research...with the class." The vast majority of professors "are very open to questions and will do anything to help their students, in and out of the classroom." Indeed, they make it quite evident that "[they] care about...the well-being of their students" beyond academics. Finally, as another student concludes, "I...feel as if I've been given unbelievable opportunities by attending Duquesne."

Student Body

At first glance, Duquesne undergrads appear to be largely "white, middle/upper-middle class Christian" with a "heavy majority of female students" to boot. However, others insist that you will find "a very diverse group of people," noting that the university has a "fair amount of international students." Regardless of background, the school tends to attract students who are "driven and have a desire to work and learn." Just as important, undergrads are quick to mention that their peers are "very friendly." And you are sure to always find a "familiar face when walking to class/dining halls." One student even goes a step further, describing classmates as "the type of people who do basic things like hold the elevators for you, but if they overhear you stressing about an exam in the library...[they'll] help you out and give you some pointers." Another student boasts, "I personally found my life-long friends on the first day, and my friend group only grows with each passing day. Duquesne is a place where I feel I belong and I am welcomed."

Campus Life

There's no denying that academics take top priority at Duquesne. And on any given weekday you'll find most students "in the library...study[ing]." However, these industrious undergrads still manage to carve out some time for fun. For starters, many students are "involved in Greek life, whether it be a professional or social [type of organization]." Additionally, every Friday the school hosts events ranging from "epic bingo" to movies on the waterfront. Of course, the weather dictates activities as well. "In the winter we head to Market Square to go skating," one student says. Once the temperature starts rising, you can often find undergrads "playing with a frisbee or playing catch" or they simply "bring [out] the hammock[s] and...hang out on the lawn." We should note that Duquesne "is not a party school." Students looking for a more partying experience often "go to [nearby] Pitt." Finally, Pittsburgh proper provides ample social and cultural opportunities. For example, students love to head "to the South Side on the weekends where there are a lot of restaurant and shopping options to choose from." And, of course, they love attending "a lot of sporting events [to cheer on the] Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates."

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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