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Undergraduate Scholarships

All freshman applicants are automatically considered for the following academic scholarship ranges. Be sure to also apply for our Spirit of Excellence and Spirit of Community Scholarships - full tuition and 100% demonstrated need scholarships!

It's time for bigger goals for you and support from DU! Duquesne is ranked number 65 nationally and number 5 in the state of Pennsylvania in the Best Value Schools category by U.S. News and World Report.

We also offer academic transfer scholarships.


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$19,000 - $25,000

Minimum qualifications: GPA  4.0,  ACT 28 or SAT 1310

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$13,000 - $19,000

Minimum qualifications: GPA 3.5, ACT  24 or SAT 1170

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Up to $13,000

Minimum qualifications: GPA 3.0, ACT 21 or SAT 1080

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Test-Optional

Variable up to $25,000

All other applicants, including those applying for test-optional admission, will be considered on an individual basis.

Awards are renewable:

Duquesne's academic scholarship/s may be renewed each academic year for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study (except Pharmacy, which is 12 semesters).


More Scholarship Opportunities

Spirit of Community Scholarship

Duquesne University is pleased to announce an exciting new program for students passionate about engaging with their community and expanding their understanding of social justice. In addition to a commitment to community engagement, chosen participants will engage in meaningful and challenging conversations with peers around biased, systemic injustice, power, and privilege and its impact on our community and society at large. Apply by January 15, 2022.

National Hispanic Recognition Scholarship

We are awarding a full-tuition scholarship to the highest-ranked National Hispanic Scholar in the entering freshman class. Utilizing a holistic admissions review, rankings will be determined by GPA, class rank, high school rigor and leadership potential. No separate application is necessary!

Spirit of Excellence Scholarship

In the spirit of our founding, commitment to excellence, mission of service, and in alignment with University Goals, Duquesne will award five exceptional leaders with a full-tuition scholarship for four years. Apply by December 1, 2021.

Bayer School Scholars Program

The Bayer School Scholars Program is a cooperative program among Duquesne University, the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, the Citizen Science Lab, and local industries for incoming freshmen who are from an under-represented population in the sciences. Apply by January 15, 2022.

Micro-Scholarships

Visit Duquesne on Raise.me to learn more about micro-scholarship opportunities starting freshman year of high school! raise.me/edu/duquesne-university