High School Counselors Nationwide Choose Duquesne as Among Top 125 Universities
In the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, high school guidance counselors nationwide have selected Duquesne University as one of the top 125 undergraduate schools in the country.In Spring 2011, U.S. News asked counselors from their 2010 Best High Schools rankings and those from the largest private, independent schools across the country, chosen from more than 2,100 schools, to name which national universities and national liberal arts colleges offer the best undergraduate education to students.
They rated the universities on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the top.
Duquesne was rated at 3.5, No. 124, tied with 20 other institutions, such as the University of Arizona, University of Texas, DePaul University, New School, Yeshiva University and the Virginia Commonwealth University.
In addition, the latest U.S. News rankings put Duquesne in the top 100 of national universities for freshman retention, highest six-year graduate rates and the highest proportion of students under 20.
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 nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 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.