Duquesne University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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Students interested in applying to Duquesne University should be sure to visit the school's website for information about submitting the necessary materials, and to contact the admissions office to schedule a campus visit or ask any questions about the admissions process. Applicants will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or ACT, a personal essay, and letters of recommendation.

The school has an acceptance rate of 74 percent, making it fairly accessible to interested students.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Duquesne University Description

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by the Catholic Order of the Holy Spirit, and it stands today as the only Spiritan university in the world. Duquesne's compact 49-acre campus sits on a bluff overlooking downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The university has 10 schools of study, and undergraduates can choose from over 100 degree programs. The university's academic programs are supported by a 15 to 1 student-faculty ratio. In keeping with its Catholic-Spiritan tradition, Duquesne values service, sustainability, and intellectual and ethical inquiry.

The University hosts over 150 students organizations, including fraternities and sororities. In athletics, the Duquesne Dukes compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference except for football which competes in the Northeast Conference.

Enrollment (2015)

  • Total Enrollment: 9,343 (6,039 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 37% Male / 63% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,062
  • Books: $1,400 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,760
  • Other Expenses: $2,200
  • Total Cost: $50,422

Duquesne University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,310
    • Loans: $9,734

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Marketing, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 68%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 77%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Football
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Volleyball, Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Track and Field, Lacrosse, Cross Country, Rowing, Soccer

    Data Source

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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