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Earn a Degree of Distinction

Known for our commitment to providing an education that emphasizes not just intellectual growth, but also ethical development, a degree from Duquesne prepares you to make solid contributions in your field and in your community. A Duquesne education helps you develop job skills, learn to think critically and come to better understand yourself and the world around you. 

Build a Solid Foundation

Every undergraduate student in every school of study here at Duquesne takes a series of courses that emphasize intellectual and moral development through the study of the liberal arts. In addition to building skills for later success, this core curriculum allows you to study a wide variety of subjects and graduate with the richest possible academic experience.

Learn From the Best

While studying at Duquesne, you’ll enjoy a low (15:1) student-to-faculty ratio, and in small classes, you get the personal attention needed to achieve your best. Most importantly, our faculty exemplify the ideal of the teacher-scholar. This means your professors are committed to providing an exceptional learning experience. They are top-notch teachers, but they also value and participate in scholarship and research, making important contributions to their fields.

In fact, many students—both graduate and undergraduate—have the chance to assist their professors with research projects that are changing the world around us. The Carnegie Foundation even classified Duquesne as one of only seven Catholic universities in the nation with a “research university with high research activity” distinction.

Ranked Among the Best

Our academics have earned highly regarded accolades, including:

U.S. News & World Report
  • A top-tier university among the 1,800 American institutions considered for 2014.
  • The only university in Pennsylvania listed among the 20 most financially efficient top-ranked schools. Duquesne was on the short list of private schools included.
  • Among the nation's top 100 popular schools. For the third time, Duquesne is described  as having a "top reputation and students are highly motivated to go there."
  • Duquesne appears as number 45 on the 2014 Great Schools at Great Prices list.
  • The University stood out as one of the top schools on the High School Counselor Rankings, which were selected by guidance counselors on U.S. News' Best High Schools list, at No. 127. 
The Princeton Review
  • Ranked Duquesne's undergraduate programs in the top 378 out of more than 2,500 colleges and universities.
Washington Monthly
  • One of the magazine's "best bang for the buck" universities, based on the economic value students receive per dollar.
  • Listed Duquesne among its top 75 universities nationwide, based on our contributions to the public good.