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Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA 4-Year Private

About Duquesne University

Duquesne University is a private, religous school located in the urban setting of Pittsburgh, PA, less than an hour from Pittsburgh.

Founded in 1878, Duquesne University currently enrolls around 8,830 students a year, including 5,383 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Duquesne University's endowment was valued at $472,072,000 in 2021. For each full-time student, Duquesne University spends about $12,648.

Admissions Facts About Duquesne University

Acceptance rate: 77%

Average GPA: 3.76

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: September 1

What's the acceptance rate at Duquesne University in 2021?

Duquesne University accepts around 77 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Duquesne University is 3.76 /4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Duquesne University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

About 86 percent of students who start at Duquesne University come back the next year. Out of the 1,162 students who started at Duquesne University as first-time freshman, 803 graduate within four years.

Duquesne University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 77 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 49 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $53,165 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $46,571 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Duquesne University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Duquesne University a good school for YOU?

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All applicants will receive an admissions decision by September 1.

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College Info

600 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0001

Campus Setting: Urban

Duquesne University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Duquesne University is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Duquesne University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Duquesne University ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


24 to 29


24 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Duquesne University is 27. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Duquesne University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Duquesne University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

560 - 640


Reading SAT Range

580 - 640

Duquesne University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Duquesne University is like? There are approximately 9,274 students enrolled at Duquesne University, including 6,013 undergraduate students and 3,261 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 72% percent are from PA and 28% percent of students are from other states.


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