144 Years of Expanding Horizons

Founded by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the United States. We share the Spiritans' deep commitment to educational excellence, moral and spiritual values, an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and service to the Church, the community, the nation and the world. 

Students come to Duquesne from every state and scores of countries around the world. The curiosity and tenacity that drives our faculty makes their classes and teaching exciting. Because our faculty-student ratio is 14:1, students have plenty of direct access to learn together with eminent and award-winning scholar-teachers.  

Students also rave about our beautiful campus being right next to downtown Pittsburgh. While strolling Academic Walk to get to class, you'll enjoy the self-contained park-like campus and a distinctive view of the city skyline.

Just feet from campus, you can visit PPG Paints Arena—home to the Pittsburgh Penguins and big-name music concerts. A few more blocks into town and you'll be in Pittsburgh's Cultural District, where plays, concerts, comedy shows and the ballet await. Plenty of stores and restaurants await downtown and in nearby neighborhoods.

campus and skyline view

Beautiful campus next to downtown Pittsburgh


The Red Ring is worn around the world.

10Colleges & Schools

Liberal Arts, Law, Business, Pharmacy, Music, Education, Nursing, Science, Health Sciences, and soon Medicine


Undergraduate, graduate, and part-time

Duquesne University Mission Statement

Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit is a Catholic university founded by members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Spiritans, and sustained through a partnership of laity and religious. Duquesne serves God by serving students through commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education, profound concern for moral and spiritual values, maintaining an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and service to the Church, the community, the nation, and the world.



We love our place!

A two-minute glimpse into life at Duquesne today.

What do we mean when we say, "It's time for bigger goals?"

Duquesne students, faculty, and alumni are driven by purpose and a desire to serve others and do good in the world.