A Horizon-Expanding Education

At Duquesne, we feel fortunate to be entrusted with your gifts and your goals. It's our responsibility and joy to help you dig into what you're good at, and discover why that's good for the world. Our 85 majors in ten schools open up a world of possibilities. Are you ready for an education that is everything you need and more than you imagined?

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Enroll in a University with High Rankings, Student Satisfaction and Success

Duquesne's programs have won praise for innovation and continued high quality including accolades as a "first-tier university," "best value," and "best graduate school."    

A Best Value University

Duquesne is rated as a best value university by U.S. News, Money Magazine and Forbes. These rankings consider key factors such as our quality of teaching, career success of our graduates, four-year graduation rate and students' lower levels of debt. Read more about scholarships, including new scholarship ranges and full tuition scholarship opportunities. And, for first-time college and transfer students, Duquesne has an additional automatic matching grant for anyone eligible for a PA state grant. Learn more about our PA State Grant Matching program.   

Find Your Crowd, Get Involved!

You'll learn with students from all cultural, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds from nearly every state and more than 50 countries. There are more than 280 student organizations so you can get involved in student government, intramural sports or the many free or reduced fee activities available to you.  

A Private Campus in the City

One of the things our students continually rave about is our best of both worlds' campus that's private and park-like and steps from downtown Pittsburgh. While strolling Academic Walk to get to class, you'll enjoy our beautiful, safe, self-contained campus with lots of green spaces and a distinctive view of the city skyline. And steps from campus you'll have all of the internships, culture, recreation, dining, and shopping of a major city!   

Prepare to Succeed

Students appreciate that employers and graduate schools know about the caliber of Duquesne students. At Duquesne, you'll get access to the resources that will help you find career success: develop professional and job search skills, and get connected to internships. When you graduate, you'll join an alumni network of 100,000 well-connected professionals.  

Study Abroad

Choose from more than 35 study abroad locations including our Italian Campus in Rome and Duquesne in Dublin program. Opportunities include short month-long programs starting in May, spring breakaway trips as well as semester-long programs around the world.

Ready to Transfer?

Each year, more than 250 students make the switch to Duquesne. We make it easy to transfer; students are admitted on a rolling basis, meaning you're welcome to apply for a fall, spring or summer start. Our Bridges curriculum, inspired by Pittsburgh's 446 iconic spans, is designed as a transfer-friendly, cohesive academic journey that will get you to graduation.

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Achieve Bigger Career Goals with a Graduate Degree

A Duquesne University graduate degree is an investment in you. It's a learning lifestyle; an education that's second-to-none; and it's full of opportunities to grow in a city that never stops looking forward.

And we're ready with 110+ future-focused graduate programs, research opportunities in all disciplines, and individualized experiential learning. We'll make sure you gain the professional confidence, impressive experience, and powerful networks you need to get a running start on a meaningful career.

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Our club sports offer an exciting outlet to de-stress, have fun and create unforgettable memories during your time on campus. Through diverse club sports opportunities, you can meet fellow students with common interests or expand your horizons with a new hobby. Our teams welcome students of any skill level to participate in practices, games and tournaments both in campus and at tournaments around the region.