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Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate88%

About Duquesne University

Duquesne University is a private, religious university in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Duquesne University was founded in 1878. The university enrolls around 8,107 students per year, including 5,095 undergrad students.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Duquesne University

It is moderately difficult to get into Duquesne University. In 2021, Duquesne University accepted 88% of applicants. In 2021, 12,282 students applied to Duquesne University and 10,775 were admitted.

Duquesne University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 88%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 87%
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 87%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 28%

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Duquesne University is located Pittsburgh.

If you want to see Duquesne University for yourself, 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

1170 - 1330


Math SAT Range

570 - 660


Reading SAT Range

590 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1330 and Above


1170 to 1330


1170 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Duquesne University students is 1231. Applicants with SAT scores of 1330 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Duquesne University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1170 to 1330 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1170 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Duquesne University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Duquesne University is like? There are approximately 8,107 students enrolled at Duquesne University, including 5,095 undergraduate students and 3,012 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 73% percent are from PA and 27% percent of students are from other states.


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