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Duquesne University

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

Duquesne University Student Life

Duquesne University is on a 48-acre campus in the urban setting of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Duquesne University Student Activities

There are many activities and organizations for Duquesne University students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Interested in Greek life? Duquesne University has fraternities and sororities.

Duquesne University has the Duquesne Ballroom Association. In fact, more students participate in the Duquesne Ballroom Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Duquesne University include Duquesne University Health Professionals Society, Strong Women, Strong Girls, Lambda Kappa Sigma and Orientation Team.

The Duquesne University community comes together each year for Epic Bingo, Duquesne University Christmas Ball and Heritage Week Fall Festival.

Duquesne University Housing

This table offers information on housing at Duquesne University.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for sophomore
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 56%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 3,243
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 3,068
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 44%

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

The majority of Duquesne University students live on campus. In 2022, 56% of undergrads at Duquesne University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 44% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Duquesne University. There are 3,243 spots available in on-campus housing for all 5,085 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 3,068 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are not 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 university, funding, and competition 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 Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at Duquesne University

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 Duquesne University, take Interstate 376 and 79 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

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Duquesne University Students

64%

Women

36%

Men

98%

Full Time

2%

Part Time

72%

In State

28%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

81%

5%

4%

3%

3%

2%

1%

0.04%

0.04%

Undergraduate Students

5,085

Graduate Students

3,215

Non-Resident / International Students

97

Duquesne University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
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Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

8,300

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

92%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$41,892

Out-of-State

$41,892

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 15
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