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Washington Monthly Ranks Duquesne Among ‘Best Bang for the Buck’

Duquesne University has again been touted by Washington Monthly as being a school where students get the "best bang for the buck."

In its 2015 Best Bang for the Buck-Northeast Rankings, Washington Monthly ranks Duquesne No. 67 of the 402 schools included in the list. The list, according to the publication, indicates the schools in the Northeast that are "the best value for a (student's) money based on 'net' (not sticker) price, how well they do graduating the students they admit and whether those students go on to earn at least enough to pay off their loans."

Washington Monthly considered the following criteria to compile the ratings for the list:

  • Student loan default rate
  • Graduation rate
  • Graduation rate performance
  • Percent of Pell Grant students
  • Net price of attendance.

Pennsylvania is one of 11 states that comprise the Northeast Rankings. Washington Monthly, founded in 1969, covers politics, government, culture and the media.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.