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An ethics-based education that prepares you
for success in your career and your life.
Find out why students chose Duquesne
and what they love about Pittsburgh.
"Cosmopolitan yet caring"
"best in the Northeast"
With small class sizes and personal attention
from expert faculty, the focus is on you.
Serving others is woven deeply into Duquesne's rich history and current campus culture.
The Congregation of the Holy Spirit-the Spiritans-founded the University, pioneering educational opportunities for children of poor immigrants. These children went on to lead and to serve others in the community, transforming their own futures and changing the face of Pittsburgh.
The University honors and upholds our heritage through a continuing commitment to service. More than a time-honored tradition, service to others, particularly those most in need, is a core value integrated into all aspects of University life.
From tutoring youngsters to helping migrant farm workers to operating a neighborhood pharmacy that helps patients afford and manage their medications, Duquesne faculty, staff and students incorporate service into the curriculum, research endeavors, volunteering, strategic partnerships, philanthropic initiatives, and through the efforts of our many centers, clinics and institutes.
Our combined service efforts have been recognized by the White House with the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.
At Duquesne you can enjoy lots of amenities and opportunities to make the most of your college experience. Our 50-acre park-like campus is beautifully landscaped with a vibrant student union and plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces to study, relax and spend time with friends.
The 3,500 students who live on campus do so in one of our seven residence halls-including the newest, suite-style Des Places Hall, for upperclassmen and graduate students.
Our Barnes & Noble Bookstore has everything from books to supplies to the latest in Duquesne gear.
Campus dining includes grab-and-go favorites as well as sit-down options including a full-service bar and grill, a Barnes & Noble Café and a Starbucks retail location.
All of these features plus small class sizes and more than 180 undergraduate, graduate, professional and doctoral degree programs make Duquesne an ideal higher education choice.
When you become a Duquesne student, you'll join tens of thousands of people all around the world who have counted on their Duquesne educations to guide them to success in their professional and personal lives.
You, like them, could become leaders in your profession and in your community.
Duquesne alumni have strong track records in their careers; their positions range from ambassadors to entrepreneurs and directors of nonprofits.
A few of them share their success stories and how Duquesne fed their dreams here:
Duquesne's progressive efforts to achieve, maintain and advance high environmental standards began decades ago. We remain committed to sustainable principles in the ongoing management and development of our campus.
Through environmental research, a sustainability-infused business curriculum and community involvement, Duquesne serves as a laboratory where experiments and discoveries produce a better future for generations to come.
Our commitment to green initiatives is further evidenced in our building renovation and new construction projects. Several of our campus buildings have Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings from the U.S. Green Building Council- including our 130,000 square foot Power Center which contains recreation and fitness areas, conference space, restaurant and retail amenities.
Recognition for our sustainability efforts include:
Duquesne's student athletes not only excel on the courts and fields of their sports but they succeed in the classroom as well.
The men and women who participate in the University's 15 varsity sports in the Atlantic 10 Conference recognize the importance of their education in partnership with their dedication to their athletic endeavors.
We are proud that 67% of our student athletes made the Director of Athletics' Honor Roll this spring. The Honor Roll requires a minimum 3.0 grade point average for the semester. Of the 351 honorees, 127 earned a 3.5 or above with 21 earning a perfect 4.0. Student athletes receive academic advising to foster educational progress and maintain athletic eligibility.
Duquesne University offers 80 undergraduate majors, 85 master's, doctoral and professional programs, and 20 post-graduate certificate programs. No matter what your interest, you are sure to find a program that that will help you achieve your career goals and professional aspirations.