Duquesne University Named Among Best Catholic Colleges
Duquesne University has been selected as among the nation's best Catholic Colleges by BestColleges.com. In ratings released this week, BestColleges included Duquesne among fewer than 50 Catholic schools of the 262 in the U.S. in its list. Unique as an American university founded by the Spiritan order in the United States, Duquesne was noted for its high ranking among small research universities, illustrating faculty productivity, and for almost half of the University's classes having fewer than 20 students. Overall, the website noted, "Catholic colleges are highly regarded for offering excellent education, hiring professional and well-respected faculty, and graduating students out into the workforce who go on to have successful careers."
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for 10,000-plus graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.