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 (14:1) 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
- Duquesne University rose five spots in the rankings of top schools for 2015, reaching No. 116.
- Duquesne climbed two places in the Great Schools, Great Prices list for 2015 to No. 43 of the schools nationwide providing students with the best value.
- Duquesne rose 12 spots this year to a tie at No. 115 in a poll of high school guidance counselors.
- The University was named No. 28 among the nation's top schools for veterans.
- Duquesne's undergraduate business program rose 10 places from last year, to No. 184.
- As an A-Plus School for B Students, Duquesne is considered among the schools "where spirit and hard work could make all the difference to admissions."
The Princeton Review
- Duquesne has been selected as one of the country's 379 outstanding institutions, as well as one of 255 outstanding colleges and universities in the Northeast.
- 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.