Located adjacent to downtown Pittsburgh, Duquesne University’s modern hilltop campus is readily accessible to the business, entertainment and shopping centers of the city, while still offering students the privacy and peace of its own self-enclosed site.
Long noted as one of the world’s great corporate centers, Pittsburgh combines the features of urban living with many of the charms and personal characteristics of a much smaller town.
Students from Duquesne and other colleges and universities in the city can choose from a wide range of cultural events and institutions.
The world-renowned Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Opera, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre all perform regularly in the elegant Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts and the Benedum Center. The theatre-goer can choose from productions of the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, O’Reilly Theater and local college drama departments.
Seasonal events include the Three Rivers and Shadyside arts festivals, and the International Folk Festival, three prestigious events which draw national attention.
Duquesne students can visit such points of interest as The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium, Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, Scaife Gallery, Heinz History Center, The Andy Warhol Museum, the National Aviary, Carnegie Science Center and Buhl Planetarium, Duquesne Incline and Phipps Conservatory.
Directly across the river from campus is Mount Washington, Pittsburgh’s highest point, which offers a spectacular view of the city and its surroundings, particularly at night.
Market Square, a redeveloped area in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, and the Shadyside area in the eastern end of the city, are two of the major entertainment and nightlife centers.
The success of the various professional and major college sports teams has won Pittsburgh the title of “City of Champions.” The Pittsburgh Pirates play at PNC Park and the six-time Super Bowl Champion Steelers play at Heinz Field. The Penguins perform in the new Consol Energy Center nearby. The Duquesne Dukes play their season in the on-campus facility, The A.J. Palumbo Center and in the Consol Energy Center. Facilities for such participatory sports as tennis, golf, running, hiking, skiing, skating, and many others are available throughout the Pittsburgh area.