You have bigger academic goals. You want a place where you can drive toward bigger personal goals as well.


A Meaningful Place

Your environment matters, and our students create a place where you can form friendships, try new things, test yourself and expand your personal horizons—beyond what you do for your classes.

We're all learning together, so it's important to balance the excitement and demands of classes with experiences that help you grow as a person.

Get Involved

Whether you join a student organization, work out at the Power Center, get one-on-one tutoring for challenging courses, or use the Center for Career Development for job hunting, the more you participate, the more you'll get out of your time here.

Life at Duquesne is designed to help prepare you for anything, professionally, personally, and beyond.
"After a day of classes or exams, I like to go to the raquetball court at the Power Center. You can play and get your energy out. It feels really good." —Bhoomika Sripathi

 
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Try New Things

Student organizations hold dozens of events every semester. The vast majority of them are free.

Your community, your opportunities

 
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A great reason to get to events? There's often food—or at least coffee. 

Living

We have housing options designed with your learning in mind—that's why we call them Living Learning Centers. You have a nice array of options for housing and dining on campus.

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Wellness

Connect with your spirituality (whatever faith tradition you may have), get access to wellness and mental health resources, and make friends.

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Safety and Support

Numerous offices exist to support day-to-day needs of being a student. Our Public Safety department gets to know you while supporting our community.

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Having fun

Between our 250+ student organizations, Greek life, the city of Pittsburgh, and the excitement of NCAA Division 1 athletics, Duquesne is a fun place.

Ask questions, make connections

You'll meet many students from a variety of backgrounds, committed faculty, friendly and helpful staff during your years here. You will create friendships and lasting relationships that will help shape your life. Introduce yourself, ask questions, be open to the many student programs and organizations Duquesne offers. Along with your academic work, such experiences will shape you.

What kind of student are you?

Depending on why you're here, you may need different information.

Graduate Student Life

In-person or online, professional, master's or doctoral

International Student

85+ nations represented on campus

Parents and Families

We know you're part of this.

First-time Undergraduate Student

We can help with the transition.