Commit by May 1

First-year students who deposit by May 1 can take summer courses at a significantly reduced rate of $357 per credit (more than 70% less than regular tuition rate!). After May 1, new incoming freshmen get 50% off the tuition rate when taking a minimum of 12 credits (four, 3-credit courses) during the summer session.

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From the college search to becoming an official Duquesne student, we are here to help you achieve your goals!

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Admitted Students

Commit to Duquesne to save your place in the incoming class

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Visit Campus

A park-like campus in the city! Take a tour, come for an event or meet with your counselor to learn more about life at Duquesne

How to Apply

Submit your application

Domestic and international first-year and transfer students can submit Duquesne's Application, find us on Common App or the Coalition with Scoir Application. Choose the application that works for you! 

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Students who have not registered for two consecutive semesters (not including summer) may apply as a readmission applicant.

Questions? Contact your admissions counselor or send a note to admissionsFREEDUQUESNE or call (412) 396-6222.

All types of applications are reviewed by the same standards for admission and will not impact your admissions decision. Learn more about non-discrimination, accreditation and consumer information.

Next steps

After you submit your application, you will have access to your applicant portal where you'll find a checklist of additional materials that may be required. (You'll receive an email from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions when you're able to log in to your portal.)

This checklist may include transcripts, letters of recommendation and standardized test scores (or learn more about test-optional admission).


One recommendation from a teacher or counselor is required for health professions and nursing applicants. Recommendations are optional for applicants to other programs. If the recommendation is required for your program it will be included in your checklist in your portal. 

Recommendations can be mailed to the Office of Admissions with the recommendation cover letter or emailed to recommendationsFREEDUQUESNE.

Additional Requirements

Any additional requirements for specific programs will be included in your checklist but you can review requirements now to prepare.

Questions? Contact your admissions counselor or if you haven't met them yet just send a note to admissionsFREEDUQUESNE or call (412) 396-6222.

Financial Aid

Submit your FAFSA and any applicable state grant applications. Duquesne's school code is 003258. Be sure to list Duquesne as your top choice for the PA State Grant if you are a resident. Learn more about our PA State Grant match.

Transfer students will need to update these to Duquesne's school code.

Learn more about Financial Aid


You are automatically considered for academic scholarships based on your test scores and/or high school grades when you apply for admissions. Start planning ahead by reviewing the ranges for first-year scholarships or transfer scholarships and check out our Net Price Calculator.

First-year students can also apply for additional scholarships. 


Duquesne students feel prepared 

Check out what current students are up to and why they love Duquesne!

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Duquesne's admissions ambassadors post about life at Duquesne on Instagram and TikTok, and help students prepare for their first-year in our admitted student Facebook group.

Academics that go beyond

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Student Resources

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A respected degree

Over our 140+ year history, we’ve developed a national reputation for academic excellence. Duquesne’s programs have won praise for innovation and continued high quality including accolades as a “first-tier university,” “top 100 undergraduate school,” and “Most Popular.” Read more about our rankings and recognition.

You'll learn with and from students of diverse cultural, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds from across the United States and more than 50 countries. You'll take classes on a "best of both worlds campus," a park-like campus centrally located in Pittsburgh, with internships, culture, recreation, major league sports and more...all in one of the most livable cities in the US.
A plus in Niche's best college location for 2022

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