Why Choose Duquesne?

Duquesne's graduate programs have won praise for innovation and continued high quality. Students benefit from:

  • Small classes, rarely exceeding 20 students

  • Active participation in academics, research and community outreach

  • Direct interaction with professors, creating the opportunity to personalize your studies.

Recognition for Duquesne

Our rankings of distinction include:

  • Achieving more than $13 million in grant funding.
  • A top tier university among 1,400 American institutions surveyed by U.S. News & World Report.
  • No. 1 worldwide among schools of its size and No. 8 overall by the Aspen Institute Center for Business Education for integrating social and environmental issues into its MBA program. The University has a specific MBA for Sustainability program.
  • No. 16 among small research universities, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education index measuring faculty productivity in more than 7,300 U.S. doctoral programs.
  • Inclusion of Duquesne’s Schools of Education, Business and Law in U.S.News & World Report’s Graduate School List. The survey encompassed more than 12,000 programs.
  • Inclusion of Duquesne’s John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business in the 2009 edition of The Princeton Review’s Best 296 Business Schools.
  • No. 17 ranking of the Duquesne University School of Law’s Legal Research and Writing Program, according to the U.S.News' America’s Best Graduate Schools 2010, ahead of 170 other American Bar Association-accredited law schools.
  • Recognition for community involvement, both by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
  • Two consecutive Individual Conference Champion titles from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency for buying more green power than any other Atlantic 10 Conference school.
  • One of the 2009 Top Ten Military Friendly Colleges and Universities for its School of Leadership and Advancement, as rated by Allmilitary.com.

Student Amenities

The University’s 10,000-plus students enjoy an array of amenities on the tree-lined, 48-acre campus overlooking Downtown, including the seven-day-a-week Power Recreation Center. We host a Starbucks, Barnes & Noble @ Duquesne superstore and cafe, and The Red Ring Bar & Grille, a full-service restaurant.

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Dynamic Pittsburgh

Duquesne students enjoy the nearby cafés and shops of Carson Street, the South Side Works and Station Square. The cultural, athletic and business communities of downtown Pittsburgh are also close at hand. Learn more about Pittsburgh.