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How do you spot a Duquesne student?

They're the ones studying hard, obviously.

But it’s more than that. They’re thinking critically and sharpening their minds on real-world challenges. Nurturing the sense of right and wrong. And leading lives with honesty and integrity.

These are the hallmarks of a Duquesne education, and they lay the intellectual and ethical foundation students need to succeed and grow as individuals throughout life.

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Students can build on this education by working closely with professors, being a part of research with real-world impact and doing internships to help launch careers after college. At Duquesne, you’ll get the chance to do more as a student than you ever thought possible.

Because the real value of a Duquesne education is how well it prepares you to grow throughout a lifetime of success.


Duquesne 101

What are the most important things to know?

There’s so much going on at Duquesne that we could never cover it all in one web page. But here are some quick facts that should help paint a picture as you imagine what you want your college years to look like.

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Did we mention our park-like campus?

It's nestled in one of America's most livable—and loveable—cities.

Our students feel right at home on campus and enjoy all the cultural and sporting events that are just steps away in downtown Pittsburgh. We want you to land your dream job, too, so take advantage of one of many nearby internship opportunities.

Pittsburgh is the place to be, and it just happens to be in our backyard.

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The type of preparation the world demands today. 

An investment in a Duquesne University education pays dividends over a lifetime.    

You’ll get solid career preparation, real-world skills and a foundation of ethics that will make you stand out. This winning combination has helped our more than 93,000 alumni succeed in their jobs and beyond. As a Duquesne graduate, you’ll be welcomed into that global network.

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Duquesne graduates get the job done.

We know you have a bright career ahead.

Fortunately, so do the people in charge of it. Employers want to hire Duquesne grads for their strong work ethic, accountability, and commitment to excellence, among other things. Our alumni go to work for leading companies, nonprofits and public institutions. A few big names include:

  • American Eagle Outfitters  
  • Apple
  • Bayer Corporation
  • Beats Music
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Disney Cruise Lines
  • ESPN
  • Giant Eagle
  • GNC
  • Google
  • Kraft Heinz Company
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools    
  • Pixar Animation Studios
  • PNC Bank
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Teach for America
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • UPMC
  • U.S. Steel
  • Victoria Symphony
  • Walgreens

Our Center for Career Development can help get you there.


Ready to learn more?

We'd love to show you around campus!

Join us for one of our open house events or schedule a visit.