Reach out to Duquesne University's admissions department for more information on applying.
Students who submit their applications to Duquesne University for fall semester should anticipate a decision by September 1.
The following is an overiew of some of Duquesne University's admissions stats.
|Duquesne University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.8|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||24%|
|Mean SAT Score||1231|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||34%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||10%|
These are the application deadlines for Duquesne University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||December 1|
Duquesne University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Duquesne University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 1.
Duquesne University accepts about 83% of early action applicants and 92% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Duquesne University admitted 6,24 of the 7,58 who applied early action.
➡️ See a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For applicants who are non-residents, getting into Duquesne University is moderately difficult.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Duquesne University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.
What does Duquesne University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Duquesne University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Duquesne University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Duquesne University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||Class rank, extracurriculars, talent/ability, character, volunteer work, work experience|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3.0|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Duquesne University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Out of all students that were admitted, 40% submitted a class rank. At Duquesne University 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 52% were in the top 25% and 85% were in the top 50%.
At Duquesne University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||23.47%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18.23%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15.05%|
|3.00 and 3.24||7.44%|
|2.50 and 2.9||3.68%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.49%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Duquesne University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Duquesne University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Duquesne University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 34% of Duquesne University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 10% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Duquesne University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1160 and 1290 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Duquesne University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1290 and 25% of scored lower than 1160, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Duquesne University student is 1231.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Duquesne University students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Duquesne University students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.
To be most competitive at Duquesne University, you should strive to earn between 24 and 29 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Duquesne University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.
A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Duquesne University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Duquesne University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Duquesne University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Duquesne University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Duquesne University.
Does Duquesne University accept transfer credits?
✅ Duquesne University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Duquesne University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Duquesne University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Duquesne University?
❌ No, Duquesne University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Duquesne University's acceptance rate?
✅ Duquesne University has an acceptance rate of 92%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Duquesne University?
❌ Duquesne University does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Duquesne University?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Duquesne University was 83% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Duquesne University? Duquesne University is a somewhat selective institution. The Duquesne University acceptance rate is 92%. This means that the institution accepts 91 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
29 and Above
24 to 29
24 and Less
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1290 and Above
1160 to 1290
1160 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Duquesne University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.8. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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