Our academics have earned highly regarded accolades, including:
U.S. News & World Report
- Ranked us as a first-tier national university: 120th out of 1,400 schools.
- Placed Duquesne among the top 100 undergraduate schools according to guidance counselors from the 1,700 best high schools.
- Listed Duquesne in the 100 "Most Popular" colleges and universities according to the students themselves.
The Princeton Review
- Ranked Duquesne's undergraduate programs in the top 373 out of more than 2,500 colleges and universities. They called us "cosmopolitan yet caring."
- Listed Duquesne among its top 75 universities nationwide, based on our contributions to the public good.
Read more about our rankings & recognitions here.
- Original or attested copies of official academic records from at least the last four years of education. Credentials should be submitted in the native language with certified English translations and sent directly from the school and/or university. Photocopies are not considered official.
- Scanned copies are accepted for evaluation of your application, but originals must be received before you begin classes at Duquesne. Note: if you have finished an academic program and have enrolled in an ESL program in the United States, you must also submit the ESL transcripts as well.
- At least one (1) letter of recommendation from someone who can speak to both your academic and personal strengths
- A personal statement of at least 300 words which answers the following questions and includes any examples of research, shadowing or volunteering experiences: - What is unique about you? - Why have you chosen this major? - How will Duquesne help you to achieve your academic, personal and professional goals?
- Application fee of USD $50 (waived if we receive your application before December 15)
- Mandatory Information Form (click for PDF)
- Financial Verification Forms: These are not required for admission, but many students prefer to send them with their application in order to expedite the process. If you are accepted to Duquesne, you will need to provide financial verification documents. Please visit our immigration page for more information.
- You are not required to submit SAT scores, but it is highly recommended if you are a native English speaker and/or you have attended an American-style or international-style secondary school. Certain competitive programs, such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physicians Assistant, will require SAT scores.
Submit all documents to:
Office of International Programs
601 Duquesne Union
600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
United States of America