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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!

It's time for bigger goals for you and support from DU! Duquesne is ranked number 51 nationally and number 4 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 GPA of 4.0, a minimum ACT of 28 or a minimum SAT of 1310

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$13,000 - $19,000

GPA between 3.5 - 3.99, an ACT between 24-27 or SAT between 1170-1300

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Up to $13,000

GPA between 3.0 - 3.49, an ACT between 21-23 or SAT between 1080-1160

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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 December 1, 2021.

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.