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Duquesne University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

71.7%
Admission Difficulty for Duquesne University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Duquesne University? The school has a 72% acceptance rate. Last year, 5,260 out of 7,336 applicants were admitted making Duquesne University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 percent. Duquesne University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1190-1330
Applicants Submitting SAT
55%
SAT Scores for Duquesne University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for Duquesne University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1330
Estimated Average SAT 1260
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Duquesne University?

Duquesne University typically requires applicants to be in the top 26 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 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 1120. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. 55 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Duquesne University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1330 and Above Good >81%
1260 to 1330 Avg + 72%-81%
1190 to 1260 Avg - 60%-72%
1120 to 1190 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 1120 Low <47%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
29%
ACT Scores for Duquesne University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Duquesne University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Estimated Average ACT 26
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 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 29 and above have very competitive chances. 29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Duquesne University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Duquesne University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >83%
26 to 29 Avg + 72%-83%
24 to 26 Avg - 63%-72%
22 to 24 Reach 52%-63%
Less than 22 Low <52%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.7
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Duquesne University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Duquesne University was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Duquesne University accepts 72% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Duquesne University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 45% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 7% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

60% of Duquesne University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Duquesne University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 27%
Top 25% of class 60%
Top 50% of class 89%
Bottom 50% of class 11%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Duquesne University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,955 2,381 7,336
Accepted 3,509 1,751 5,260
Acceptance Rate 71% 74% 72%
Enrolled 1,032 530 1,562
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 30% 30%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
72

Applicants have 72 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Duquesne University before the Jul 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
May 4 May 17
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 8 Jun 18

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Duquesne University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Duquesne University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Duquesne University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.