Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by the priests and brothers of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost, the Spiritans, and is still a church-affiliated university. Duquesne carries on a more-than-century-old tradition of providing a unique liberal and professional education with an emphasis on moral values, a dedication to quality teaching and a commitment to service. Today, Duquesne University serves more than 9,700 undergraduate and graduate students, offering more than 150 programs on the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels in its nine schools. Attesting to the excellence of a Duquesne education are its selection as one of the top 10 Catholic Universities in the United States by "U.S. News and World Report" and its listing as one of "Money" magazine's 150 Best Buys in American Higher Education. Duquesne is listed as "very competitive" by "Barron's Profiles of American Colleges." Duquesne Programs are offered through the College of Liberal Arts and the Schools of Business Administration, Education, Health Sciences, Music, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Nursing and Pharmacy. Its 43-acre campus overlooks downtown Pittsburgh.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
5,383
Undergraduates
1,928
Men - 35.8%
3,456
Women - 64.2%
3,447
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Not reported
Overall Admission Rate
77% of 8,335 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.76
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
$61,270
Tuition and Fees
$43,526
Room and Board
$14,144
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Freshman Award
$28,599
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$46,571
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
505
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
12%
10-19
29%
20-29
26%
30-39
20%
40-49
4%
50-99
5%
Over 100
3%
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Pittsburgh Population
299,226
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pittsburgh
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
61% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Duke the Bear
Sororities
25% of women participate
Fraternities
16% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
3.7%
Black/African-American
5.5%
Hispanic/Latino
4.7%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
81.9%
Unknown
0.4%
International Students
1.9% from 42 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
49%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
40.0%
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