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More than an education. An investment in your student’s success.

Students will gain the professional confidence, impressive experience and powerful networks to launch a meaningful career. We walk alongside them to help them achieve their bigger goals. 

A Great Education at a Great Price

We understand that a college education is one of the biggest investments you'll make, and a degree from Duquesne will pay dividends over a lifetime. Independent sources agree that Duquesne is one of the nation's best investments in higher education, offering academic excellence, high quality and value.

At Duquesne University we are committed to making higher education affordable to our students.

A Horizon-Expanding Education

At Duquesne, we believe an education is about those moments that move your student to a new and clearer vantage point-both in terms of academics and the larger world. Ranked as a best value university, our students are automatically considered for scholarships based on their accomplishments when applying.

Duquesne offers 80 future-focused majors in business, education, liberal arts, music, natural and environmental sciences, nursing, and pharmacy, plus Honors College, pre-medical and health sciences, pre-law, and 3+3 bachelor's/JD law programs. Duquesne also offers 90 graduate and professional programs and a new (proposed) medical school opening in 2024. 

A Private Campus in the City

Duquesne students take classes on a park-like campus next to downtown Pittsburgh. Learning with and from students of diverse cultural, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds from every state and 50 countries - our students develop friendships that last a lifetime.

With an average student-faculty ratio of 13:1, Duquesne professors walk alongside our students to help them reach their bigger goals. With 35+ study abroad programs, and its central location to the heart of Pittsburgh, Duquesne provides a perfect laboratory for both international and local community engagement and practical experience through fieldwork, research projects and internships at major corporations, healthcare systems, schools and other organizations. 

Students enjoy walking or the short bus ride to Pittsburgh's cultural district, sports stadiums, shopping, dining and parks, and can choose from 250+ student organizations including academic, social, service, spiritual, political, performing arts, and sports. Duquesne has 16 NCAA Division I men's and women's teams plus club and intramural sports. Over 8,500 students attend Duquesne annually and the alumni network is 100,000+ strong.

Drawing on our 140-year Catholic Spiritan heritage, Duquesne promises its students an education that's exactly what they need, and more than they could ever have imagined.

Prepared for Anything

Throughout their professional life, we'll always be in your student's corner. The relationships they make here—with peers, faculty and the entire Duquesne family—are supportive, inspiring, and endlessly giving.

In a survey of 2019-2020 graduates:

  • 64% of respondents reported that they would be employed full time upon graduation.
  • Employers include: Cleveland Clinic, Deloitte, FedEx, North Allegheny School District, Johns Hopkins Healthcare, PNC, PPG, UPMC and Upper Saint Clair School District.
  • 26% said they would be continuing their education, at Duquesne University as well as institutions including American University, Carnegie Mellon, University of Michigan, and University of Pittsburgh.
  • 85% of the respondents reported having one or more internship or career related work experiences. Of students reporting internship experiences, the average number reported per student is three.