With a new year of academics and bigger goals officially underway, Duquesne University is pleased to be recognized by both The Princeton Review's Best 388 Colleges for 2023 as well as U.S. News & World Report's 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings. Of the nearly 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S., the Princeton Review includes only the top 10% of colleges and universities nationally in its annual ranking.

"Duquesne is an exciting place to be, with lots of momentum-our new medical school (the proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine) opens in 2024, the Thomas R. Kline School of Law newly named with a $50 million commitment and top programs in everything from nursing and physical therapy to Biomedical engineering, computer science and multiplatform media journalism and MBA in Sustainability," said Joel Bauman, senior vice president for enrollment management. "And with a residential campus in the heart of Pittsburgh's business district, the University also has lots of fun opportunities for students-like our intramurals that The Princeton Review recognized this year."

Besides noting lots of opportunities to cheer on one of Duquesne's 17 highly competitive D1 athletics teams or major sports teams playing nearby, The Princeton Review ranked the University No. 10 in its Everyone Plays Intramural Sports category, based on student ratings of the popularity of intramural sports at their schools. Basketball, flag football, dodgeball, pickleball, volleyball and soccer are among the intramural leagues and tournaments that are so popular with Duquesne University students.  

Also this year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Duquesne University No. 51 in the Best Undergraduate Nursing category and No. 68 in the Best Value-National Universities category. U.S. News assessed 1,500 U.S. bachelor's degree-granting institutions on 17 measures of academic quality for the 2023 Best Colleges rankings, with graduation and first-year retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity and social mobility among factors considered in its methodology.  

The new class of 2026 at Duquesne enrolled from the University's second-consecutive record number of applications of first-time college students. The class of 2026 is the largest incoming class in four years. Selected from more than 13,000 applicants, Duquesne's first-year students represent 33 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as well as 23 countries including Rwanda, Norway, India and China. Approximately 26% of the class is from outside Pennsylvania.  

With an average 3.84 GPA, Duquesne's Class of 2026 is abundant with the kind of problem-solvers who always think bigger, know what they want to achieve and seek to make an impact on the world. Among these future Duquesne Dukes are 13 recipients of full tuition or full need scholarships through the Spirit of Community, Spirit of Excellence and Science Scholars awardees who demonstrate academic excellence, community service, leadership and alignment with University mission and goals. Many of the new students speak second languages, among them Arabic, Japanese, French, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish.    

"The students choosing Duquesne this year once again show very strong interest in discovering how their education can help them do good things in their community and the world," said Bauman.

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September 13, 2022