The acceptance rate at Duquesne University is 77%. It ranks #50 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Duquesne University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 6,434 out of 8,335 applicants were admitted.
The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent (SAT 1120/1270 ACT 23/28). Duquesne University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.76. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Duquesne University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1120|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1270|
|Average SAT Score||1200
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Duquesne University?
Duquesne University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1040. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. Duquesne University ranks #15 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 74 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|Average ACT Score||25
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Duquesne University?
Admission data indicates that Duquesne University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Duquesne University.
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What GPA do you need to get into Duquesne University?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Duquesne University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Duquesne University was 3.76 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.76 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Duquesne University accepts 77% of all applicants.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||16.33%||Avg|
|3.50 to 3.74||17.6%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||11.65%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||8.67%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||5.1%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||0.85%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||0.09%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
81% of Duquesne University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||17%|
|Top 25% of class||48%|
|Top 50% of class||81%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||19%||18%||19%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Duquesne University is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to Duquesne University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=212106 IPEDS survey data for Duquesne University.
74% of students submit their SAT scores to Duquesne University. 35% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
77% of those who apply are granted admission to Duquesne University. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1120 and 1270. 74% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 28. 35% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.