Build a Solid Foundation

Every undergraduate student in every school of study here at Duquesne takes a series of courses that emphasize intellectual and moral development through the study of the liberal arts. In addition to building skills for later success, our Bridges curriculum allows you to study a wide variety of subjects and graduate with the richest possible academic experience.

Learn From the Best

While studying at Duquesne, you'll enjoy a low (13:1) student-to-faculty ratio, and in small classes, you get the personal attention needed to achieve your best. Most importantly, our faculty exemplify the ideal of the teacher-scholar. This means your professors are committed to providing an exceptional learning experience. They are top-notch teachers, but they also value and participate in scholarship and research, making important contributions to their fields.

In fact, many students—both graduate and undergraduate—have the chance to assist their professors with research projects that are changing the world around us. The Carnegie Foundation even classified Duquesne as one of only seven Catholic universities in the nation with a "research university with high research activity" distinction.

Ranked Among the Best

Our academics have earned highly regarded accolades, including:

U.S. News & World Report

The Princeton Review

  • For 2023, Duquesne was named among Best 383 Colleges in the nation, which includes only the top 10% of colleges and universities nationally.
  • Duquesne was also recognized as a Green College and on the Best Colleges: Region by Region list for Northeast.

Washington Monthly

Money Magazine

  • Duquesne was again named to the Best Colleges for Your Money list, which highlights schools that successfully combine quality and affordability.

R2 (Research) Universities