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Washington Monthly Ranks Duquesne Among ‘Best Bang for the Buck’

Duquesne University has again been touted by Washington Monthly as being a school where students get the "best bang for the buck."

In its 2015 Best Bang for the Buck-Northeast Rankings, Washington Monthly ranks Duquesne No. 67 of the 402 schools included in the list. The list, according to the publication, indicates the schools in the Northeast that are "the best value for a (student's) money based on 'net' (not sticker) price, how well they do graduating the students they admit and whether those students go on to earn at least enough to pay off their loans."

Washington Monthly considered the following criteria to compile the ratings for the list:

  • Student loan default rate
  • Graduation rate
  • Graduation rate performance
  • Percent of Pell Grant students
  • Net price of attendance.

Pennsylvania is one of 11 states that comprise the Northeast Rankings. Washington Monthly, founded in 1969, covers politics, government, culture and the media.

Duquesne University

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.