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Colleges / Duquesne University

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate88%

Duquesne University Student Life

Duquesne University Student Activities

Interested in Greek life?

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.

Duquesne University students' favorite campus traditions are 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
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus 62%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing 3,552
Number of Students Living On-Campus 3,381
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus

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

The majority of Duquesne University students live on campus. In 2023, 62% of undergrads at Duquesne University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 38% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Duquesne University. There are 3,552 spots available in on-campus housing for all 5,095 undergraduates. In the 2022-2023 school year, 3,381 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 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

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.

Duquesne University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Duquesne University has Residence Halls are swipe card access only from 12-7AM; Late night transport/escort service is available if students request it.

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.

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