#17 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Student Population
Duquesne University overview
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Online duq.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Duquesne University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Duquesne University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 10,512 prospective students applied, and 8,857 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,233 enrolled in the school.  7,935 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 365 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $43,526 plus fees of $0. Duquesne University is ranked 236 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Duquesne University is rated within the top 33% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Duquesne University overview
SAT 1140/1310
ACT 24/29
GPA 3.8
Applications Accepted
Duquesne University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Duquesne University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $14,144
Budget for Other Expenses$2,200
Total One Year Cost$61,270

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$65,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
73% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Duquesne University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 31%
Health Professions 18%
Communication 8%
Education 8%
Social Sciences 6%

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