• Congratulations
    Class of 2014

  • An Urban Campus in a
    Park-Like Setting

    Explore our beautiful campus in the heart of Pittsburgh.

    Campus tour
  • Educating the Mind,
    Heart & Spirit

    An ethics-based education that prepares you
    for success in your career and your life.

  • What Students
    Are Saying

    Find out why students chose Duquesne
    and what they love about Pittsburgh.

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  • "Cosmopolitan yet caring"
    "top reputation"
    "best in the Northeast"

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  • Learn from the Best

    With small class sizes and personal attention
    from expert faculty, the focus is on you.

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  • Duquesne faculty, like Dr. Temple Lovelace of the School of Education, exemplify the desire to make a difference in the lives of young people.
    Duquesne's Center for Pharmacy Services is the first university-operated community pharmacy in the country working to bring medication therapy management and pharmaceutical care to local residents.
    Through community cleanup efforts and other acts of service, Duquesne students are building and strengthening bonds with people in nearby neighborhoods.
    The staff of Spiritan Campus Ministry shows students of all faiths and backgrounds how to enrich their own lives and the lives of others through acts of service.
    A Legacy of Service

    Serving others is woven deeply into Duquesne's rich history and current campus culture.

    The Congregation of the Holy Spirit-the Spiritans-founded the University, pioneering educational opportunities for children of poor immigrants. These children went on to lead and to serve others in the community, transforming their own futures and changing the face of Pittsburgh.

    The University honors and upholds our heritage through a continuing commitment to service. More than a time-honored tradition, service to others, particularly those most in need, is a core value integrated into all aspects of University life.

    From tutoring youngsters to helping migrant farm workers to operating a neighborhood pharmacy that helps patients afford and manage their medications, Duquesne faculty, staff and students incorporate service into the curriculum, research endeavors, volunteering, strategic partnerships, philanthropic initiatives, and through the efforts of our many centers, clinics and institutes.

    Our combined service efforts have been recognized by the White House with the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.


  • You can feel at home everywhere on campus, particularly in your residence hall, where living and learning together builds friendships that will last a lifetime.
    Our Barnes & Noble bookstore has a café with a cozy patio, a great spot for a break that you’ll find hard resist.
    You’ll enjoy variety because it's always on the menu in Duquesne's main dining center and our other campus eateries.
    At the center of campus life is the Duquesne Union, where you can relax, recharge and meet other students to study or have fun.
    • Barnes & Noble bookstore
    • Dining center
    Campus Life is Something to Text Home About

    At Duquesne you can enjoy lots of amenities and opportunities to make the most of your college experience.  Our 50-acre park-like campus is beautifully landscaped with a vibrant student union and plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces to study, relax and spend time with friends. 

    The 3,500 students who live on campus do so in one of our seven residence halls-including the newest, suite-style Des Places Hall, for upperclassmen and graduate students.

    Our Barnes & Noble Bookstore has everything from books to supplies to the latest in Duquesne gear.

    Campus dining includes grab-and-go favorites as well as sit-down options including a full-service bar and grill, a Barnes & Noble Café and a Starbucks retail location.

    All of these features plus small class sizes and more than 180 undergraduate, graduate, professional and doctoral degree programs make Duquesne an ideal higher education choice.


  • Candace Schmidt, District Manager, Aldi Corp., Class of 2005
    Josh Taylor, Anchor/Reporter, KHOG-KHBS TV, Class of 2007
    Sara Wojciechowski, Nurse, UPMC Hamot Hospital, Class of 2011
    John Clayton, Senior NFL Writer and Commentator, ESPN, Class of 1976
    • John Clayton, Senior NFL Writer and Commentator, ESPN, Class of 1976
    Alumni Share Their Stories

    When you become a Duquesne student, you'll join tens of thousands of people all around the world who have counted on their Duquesne educations to guide them to success in their professional and personal lives.

    You, like them, could become leaders in your profession and in your community.

    Duquesne alumni have strong track records in their careers; their positions range from ambassadors to entrepreneurs and directors of nonprofits.

    A few of them share their success stories and how Duquesne fed their dreams here:

    As you finalize your school choice and eventually settle into your career, you might be interested in joining these alumni on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.


  • A Duquesne education takes learning outside the classroom, where discoveries about people and the world we share are waiting for you.
    We offer innovative learning experiences, like our internationally recognized MBA sustainability program, where course work includes consulting projects and global study trips.
    Renovations and new campus buildings, like our multipurpose Power Center, are designed and constructed with LEED standards in mind.
    At Duquesne, you’ll meet people who want to make the world better, and you will see it clearly, even in our choice of green cleaning products.
    Committed to Environmental Stewardship

    Duquesne's progressive efforts to achieve, maintain and advance high environmental standards began decades ago. We remain committed to sustainable principles in the ongoing management and development of our campus.

    Through environmental research, a sustainability-infused business curriculum and community involvement, Duquesne serves as a laboratory where experiments and discoveries produce a better future for generations to come.

    Our commitment to green initiatives is further evidenced in our building renovation and new construction projects. Several of our campus buildings have Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings from the U.S. Green Building Council- including our 130,000 square foot Power Center which contains recreation and fitness areas, conference space, restaurant and retail amenities.

    Recognition for our sustainability efforts include:


  • The A.J. Palumbo Center is Duquesne's home for men's and women's basketball and women's volleyball.
    DU's football, women's lacrosse and men's and women's soccer teams all compete on Rooney Field, which is located in the center of campus.
    Duquesne's football team, which competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision, won a share of the Northeast Conference title in 2011.
    Fifteen of Duquesne's 16 varsity athletics teams compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
    A Rich History of Athletic and Academic Excellence

    Duquesne's student athletes not only excel on the courts and fields of their sports but they succeed in the classroom as well.

    The men and women who participate in the University's 15 varsity sports in the Atlantic 10 Conference recognize the importance of their education in partnership with their dedication to their athletic endeavors.

    We are proud that 67% of our student athletes made the Director of Athletics' Honor Roll this spring. The Honor Roll requires a minimum 3.0 grade point average for the semester. Of the 351 honorees, 127 earned a 3.5 or above with 21 earning a perfect 4.0. Student athletes receive academic advising to foster educational progress and maintain athletic eligibility.


Duquesne University offers 80 undergraduate majors, 85 master's, doctoral and professional programs, and 20 post-graduate certificate programs. No matter what your interest, you are sure to find a program that that will help you achieve your career goals and professional aspirations.

Select a school to learn more!
  • Caitlin Mitchell
    Caitlin MitchellPharmacyClass of 2015
  • Joey Stadtfeld
    Joey StadtfeldBusinessClass of 2016
  • Michael Warren
    Michael WarrenMusicClass of 2017
  • Hayley Valyo
    Hayley ValyoEducationClass of 2016
  • Cara Pinto
    Cara PintoLawClass of 2015
  • Crystal Ryan Image
    Crystal RyanLeadership & Professional AdvancementClass of 2014
  • Kevin Yacker Image
    Kevin YackerLiberal ArtsClass of 2015
  • Charisse Skinner
    Charisse SkinnerNursingClass of 2014
  • Sarah Richards
    Sarah RichardsNatural and Environmental SciencesClass of 2015
  • Rock Vomer
    Rock VomerHealth SciencesClass of 2015
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    Pittsburgh
    One of the best places in the world to visit, according to National Geographic Traveler.

    Campus is only a short walk to downtown Pittsburgh, recognized by the likes of US News & World Report, Forbes and CNBC for everything from being a great place to live to its culture, economy and sports teams! Views of the city's breathtaking skyline are visible from campus.

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    The Union
    At the center of campus, this popular gathering place is always buzzing with activity.

    In addition to lounges and meeting rooms, the Union has four dining options including a Starbucks, as well as two ATMs, the CTS Help Desk, and the Computer Store. The NiteSpot hosts evening activities during the academic year, and the Commuter Center offers a home away from home for non-residents. The Offices of Student Activities, Greek Life, Multicultural Affairs and Freshman Development are also housed here.

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    College Hall
    Home of McAnulty College & Graduate School of Liberal Arts—DU's first academic program.

    The six-floor building includes general, math and social science computer labs, small- and large lecture halls, and Duquesne's Writing Center, which is available to students across the University.

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    A-Walk
    Located at the heart of campus, Academic Walk is Duquesne’s own neighborhood main street.

    Often crowded in between classes with students and faculty, the beautiful, brick-paved "A-Walk" is also a popular location for campus-wide events like Orientation, Homecoming Weekend and Duquesnefest, among others.

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    Mellon Hall
    Sciences & pharmacy majors take the majority of their classes and conduct research here.

    In the Richard King Mellon Hall of Science, you'll find classrooms-including two amphitheatre-style lecture halls-as well as state-of-the-art laboratories and a science computer facility. The Dean's Office of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and the Departments of Chemistry and Biological Sciences are also located here. Mellon Hall's distinct look comes from its designer, renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

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    Old Main
    The Administration Building or Old Main is the oldest building and cornerstone of campus.

    Dedicated in 1885, Old Main houses the president's and various administrative offices as well as the University Chapel. In its rich past, the building also served as a dormitory, classrooms, labs and an auditorium.

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    Visiting Duquesne's campus?
    Your on-campus tour starts here, in the Office of Admissions.

    Located in the Administration Building, the Admissions Office will help you get answers to your questions, tour the campus and learn whether Duquesne is the right choice for you.

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    The University Chapel
    It has been an icon of Duquesne’s emphasis on spiritual growth for 108 years.

    During the academic year, regular weekday and weekend Masses are held in the Chapel. Students, faculty and staff often participate in the liturgies through Spiritan Campus Ministry. The Chapel is also a favorite spot for Duquesne alumni to get married.

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    Atlantic 10 Conference Member
    Duquesne has 15 A-10 teams for male and female student athletes.

    The men's teams consist of basketball, cross country, football, soccer, tennis, and track and field. The women's teams include basketball, cross country, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

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    Honor Roll Athletes
    67% of the student athletes made the Director of Athletics' Honor Roll this spring.

    The Honor Roll requires a minimum 3.0 grade point average for the semester. Of the 351 honorees, 127 earned a 3.5 or above with 21 earning a perfect 4.0. Student athletes receive academic advising to foster educational progress and maintain athletic eligibility.

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    A.J. Palumbo Center
    This is home court to the Men’s and Women’s basketball teams.

    The Palumbo Center, which can seat up to 5,500 is a venue for Duquesne's Commencement Ceremony and other large University events. Several concerts and other activities such as the Western Pa. high school basketball championships are hosted here annually.

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    Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field
    Our home to the Duquesne Dukes football, soccer and lacrosse teams.

    Named for the legendary founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Duquesne graduate, Rooney field features permanent seating, concession stands and restrooms-all just steps from University residence halls.

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    Towers
    Nearly 1,200 students live here, including fraternity, sorority & group housing wing members.

    The largest residence hall, Towers' 17 floors includes a free laundry facility, Student Mail Center, a full-size swimming pool, and the newly renovated Sean M. Hogan Dining Center and Short Stop Convenience Store. Students from all years reside in Towers.

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    Keller Fieldhouse
    Duquesne’s football program is housed in this newly renovated facility.

    Among the improvements are upgraded, larger locker rooms, a new training room, team meeting rooms, a film editing room and offices for the football program staff.

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    Des Places & Vickroy Halls
    Residence Halls exclusively for Duquesne upperclassmen & grad students.

    The brand new, 12-story Des Places Hall offers 1, 2 and 3-bedroom suites and was constructed with a commitment to sustainability. Vickroy Hall's features suites shared by four or five people.

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    The South Side
    This nearby trendy neighborhood is a favorite hot spot for Duquesne students.

    With its variety of restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores, boutiques and cultural offerings, the historic South Side is a popular gathering place. Its close proximity to the University also makes it convenient location for upperclassmen who choose to live off-campus. Duquesne's South Side Shuttle provides an inexpensive way for students to get to class, study sessions and other events.

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    Student Account Questions?
    Answers about financial aid, transcripts and more can be found here.

    The Offices of Financial Aid, the Registrar and Student Accounts are among the various administrative offices housed here in the Administration Building.

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    Canevin Hall
    Home to the School of Education, which prepares the teachers of tomorrow.

    Freshmen enrolled in the School of Education have been granted a 50% tuition and fee scholarship. Nationally accredited programs include undergraduate, master's, doctoral and certification offerings.

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    The Bayer Learning Center
    One of the most technologically advanced classroom facilities in the area.

    Pharmacy, physics, pre-health professions and other majors take classes in this building's 18 multimedia rooms featuring electronic whiteboards, satellite downlinks, projection screens and interactive student-response pads.

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    Fun that's good for you.
    Experience great fitness and recreation activities at the Power Center.

    Intramurals, group fitness classes, personal training, cardio and weight equipment are available at this state-of-the-art facility.

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    Interested in a workout?
    Schedule a tour to learn about the available recreation & fitness options.

    Your Duquesne ID gives you access to two full basketball/volleyball courts, two racquetball courts, a walking track, fully equipped weight rooms, 30 spinning bikes and a variety of fitness classes including yoga, Pilates, kickboxing and zumba.

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    The Power Center
    Featuring stellar amenities available to all Duquesne students and employees.

    Offerings include the Barnes & Noble campus bookstore and café, recreation and fitness center, Red Ring Bar & Grille, and a conference center and ballroom.