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Duquesne University Student Life

Duquesne University is on a 48-acre campus in an urban setting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There are many activities and organizations for Duquesne University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Duquesne University also has fraternities and sororities.

Duquesne University has a thriving Orientation. In fact, more students participate in Orientation than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Duquesne University include Student Government, Duquesne University Health Professions Society, American Pharmacists Association: Academy of Student Pharmacists and Students Against Sexual Violence.

Duquesne University students' favorite campus traditions are New Student Orientation, Light up Night and International Student Organization Continent Night.

Does Duquesne University Offer Student Housing?

Duquesne University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

The majority of Duquesne University students live on campus. In 2021, 61% of undergrads at Duquesne University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 39% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Duquesne University. There are 3,779 spots available in on-campus housing for all 5,383 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 3,756 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Duquesne University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Duquesne University Athletics

At Duquesne University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Duquesne University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is Duquesne University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Duquesne University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Duquesne University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Duquesne University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Duquesne University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Duquesne University, take Interstate 376/76 to Pittsburgh, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Pittsburgh International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Pennsylvania you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Duquesne University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Duquesne University Students

65%

Women

35%

Men

98%

Full Time

2%

Part Time

71%

In State

29%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

80%

5%

5%

4%

3%

2%

0.43%

0.07%

0.07%

Undergraduate Students

5,383

Graduate Students

3,447

Non-Resident / International Students

100

Duquesne University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

8,830

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

77%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$43,526

Out-of-State

$43,526

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 15
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