Office Of Admissions
The Office of Admissions is located on the first floor of the Administration Building.
(412) 396-6222 or (800) 456-0590
Fax: (412) 396-5644
Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
It is the policy of Duquesne University to admit applicants who are best qualified to profit from opportunities that the University offers for intellectual, spiritual and social growth. Admission is based upon past academic performance, scholastic ability, standardized test scores, and personal characteristics. Information about religious preference, gender, racial characteristics, and ethnic origin is not taken into consideration by the Committee on Admissions.
- A candidate must have graduated from an approved secondary school, achieved competitive grades in a college preparatory curriculum, and demonstrated exemplary personal conduct in that institution.
- High School curriculum must include 16 units distributed as follows: four units in English; eight units in any combination from the area of social studies, language, mathematics, and science; and four elective units for which the secondary school offers credit toward graduation. Candidates planning to enroll in pharmacy or health science programs, or as science or mathematics majors, must have completed a minimum of seven units in mathematics and sciences.
- Applicants must submit competitive SAT and/or ACT scores. An audition is also required for applicants to our School of Music.
Students who intend to apply only to Duquesne University may consider the Early Decision option. The application deadline for Early Decision is November 1 and students must submit their non-refundable deposit by December 31. Students who intend to apply to multiple colleges should NOT apply as Early Decision.
This admission option holds an application deadline of December 1 and the student has until May 1 to submit his/her non-refundable deposit. Early Action is a requirement of majors that have limited spaces. Please see the Application for Undergraduate Admission for a complete list of Early Action programs and requirements.
Exceptional students who wish to enter college prior to high school graduation may apply for Early Admission. The student’s first year of college is applied toward the completion of their high school diploma with prior agreement from their school. Early Admission applicants must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5+ and a minimum SAT score of 1200 (math and critical reading only) or ACT score of 27. An interview with an admissions counselor, a personal essay, and written permission from the applicant’s high school principal are also required. For more details, contact the Admissions Office.
Students interested in graduate school admissions must directly contact the specific school for their program of interest (see Programs and Courses). For general questions, e-mail email@example.com.