Princeton Review Again Selects Duquesne as One of the Nation’s Best Colleges
Duquesne University has again been named a top college by The Princeton Review.
In the 2015 edition of the annual Best Colleges book, Duquesne has been selected as one of the country’s 379 outstanding institutions, as well as one of 255 outstanding colleges and universities in the Northeast.
The University’s profile in The Best 379 Colleges states that “The eye to a well-rounded future is also a strength of the school, and the faculty maintain ‘a lot of connections with people to help (students) with jobs after graduation,’ making sure that all who matriculate are educated ‘in multiple facets for the field they plan to enter.’”
The profile also praised faculty-student interactions overall, noting that students receive a personalized experience and professors emphasize challenging the mainstream thoughts. Duquesne’s 15:1 student-faculty ratio helps to achieve this dynamic relationship.
The campus and its location also are applauded for allowing students access to professionals with business experience, particularly in the University’s “strong business program.” The secluded campus location “is part of Pittsburgh and at the same time, it is its own neighborhood.”
One of only 24 institutions named to the Fire Safety Honor Roll, Duquesne received with a 99 rating, the highest available and a measure of how well prepared it is to prevent or respond to campus fires.
Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and four colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, with data obtained from annual surveys of administrators, Princeton Review staff and advisory board input, personal visits to schools and feedback from students at these schools on topics ranging from administration to quality of life.
“Every college in our book offers outstanding academics,” said Robert Franek, the guide’s author and Princeton Review senior vice president/publisher. “Our purpose is not to crown one college ‘best’ overall or to rank these distinctive schools 1 to 379 on any single topic. We present our 62 ranking lists to give applicants the broader base of campus feedback to choose the college that’s best for them.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.