Choose from 80 majors leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs. It's our responsibility and joy to help you dig into what you're good at, and discover why that's good for the world. Our 80 majors in nine schools open up a world of possibilities. You'll learn with and from students of diverse cultural, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds from across the United States and more than 50 countries. You'll take classes on a park-like campus centrally located in Pittsburgh, with internships, culture, recreation, major league sports and more...all in one of the most livable cities in the US.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Social Science
  • Pharmacy
  • Pre-Med
  • Pre-Law

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Honors College

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


First Time Freshman - no prior post-secondary experience and interested in attending Duquesne University for the first time at the undergraduate level. May have: attended college for the first time in the prior summer term, or earned college credits before graduating from high school.

Early Action 1: Applications completed by November 1; admission and financial aid notifications sent by December 1.

Early Action 2:  Applications completed by December 1; admission and financial aid notifications sent by January 15. (Applicants to the physician assistant program must apply by December 1).

Pro-tip: students who expect to earn advanced credit or want to present an improved or advanced profile should consider applying Early Action 2 or Regular Decision.

Regular Decision: Applications completed by January 15; admission and financial aid notifications will be sent on a rolling basis after January 15.

Rolling Admission: Admission and financial aid notifications are sent on a rolling basis after January 15 (based on available space).


Transfer - an undergraduate student interested in attending Duquesne University for the first time but currently attending, or previously attended, a post-secondary institution at the same level. Students may transfer with or without credit.

Transfer students are welcome to apply for fall, spring and summer terms. Application decisions are made on a rolling basis for each term.

  • Spring 2023 begins January 5
  • Summer 2023 begins May 8
  • Fall 2023 begins August 21

Additional Information

Duquesne is one of the nation’s top Catholic universities. In an atmosphere open to diversity and inclusion, students of all races, cultures and religious traditions are valued and supported. Over our 140+ year history, we’ve developed a national reputation for academic excellence, including praise for innovation and continued high quality and accolades of “first-tier university,” “top 100 undergraduate school” and “most popular.”

Duquesne has schools of Business, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts (College) Music, Nursing, Pharmacy and Science & Engineering. Our faculty are among the best in their fields, and, with an average student-faculty ratio of 13:1, your professors will know you by name. Want to study abroad?  Choose from more than 35 semester and short-term programs, including programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Latin America. 

Pittsburgh - a Great Place to Learn and Live
Duquesne’s central location provides a perfect laboratory for off-campus learning and community engagement. Students gain practical experience through fieldwork, research projects and internships at Pittsburgh’s major corporations, healthcare systems, schools and other organizations. Students also enjoy walking to Pittsburgh’s cultural district, sports stadiums, shopping, and dining.

Find Your Crowd!
There are more than 250 student organizations in areas such as academics, social, service, governance, spiritual, political, performing arts, media, and sports. Duquesne also offers plenty of opportunities for sports: 17 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s teams; Club sports include golf, hockey, rowing, rugby, and tennis; Co-ed and intramural sports include basketball, flag football, dodgeball, racquetball, soccer, street hockey, volleyball and more.

Visit us

Looking for a park-like campus in the heart of the city? We think you'll feel right at home here. Schedule a tour at and come see for yourself! Personal visits and information sessions are available year-round for both prospective freshmen and transfer students. Can't make it to campus? Take our virtual tour at

School seal

Admissions office

Visit us

School location

600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282, United States of America

Phone number