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Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate92%
Acceptance Rate92%

About Duquesne University

Duquesne University is a private, religious college in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Duquesne University was founded in 1878. The college enrolls around 8,300 students a year, including 5,085 undergraduate students.

Duquesne University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Duquesne University. The acceptance rate at Duquesne University is 92%. Out of 9,634 applications received in 2022, 8,857 students were offered admission.

Duquesne University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 92%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 83%
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 83%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 34%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Duquesne University is located in the city of Pittsburgh.

If you are interested in seeing Duquesne University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 376 and 79 to Pittsburgh, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Pittsburgh International.

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College Info

600 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15282

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 is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Duquesne University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1160 - 1290


Math SAT Range

560 - 650


Reading SAT Range

580 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1290 and Above


1160 to 1290


1160 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Duquesne University students is 1231. Applicants with SAT scores of 1290 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Duquesne University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1160 to 1290 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1160 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Duquesne University.

Duquesne University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Duquesne University is like? There are approximately 8,300 students enrolled at Duquesne University, including 5,085 undergraduate students and 3,215 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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