Get ready for something more! More heart. More spirit. More opportunity. Choose from 80 majors in 9 schools. Take classes on a 50-acre park-like campus centrally located in Pittsburgh, recognized as one of the most livable cities in the U.S. - and close to internships, recreation, culture and more. Our outstanding academics and affordable cost place Duquesne in the top 50 of the Great Schools, Great Prices list (U.S. News & World Report). 99% of freshmen receive some form of financial assistance. Learn with and from students of diverse cultural, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds from every state and 70+ countries.

Academic Programs

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

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • 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.


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.

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, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Nursing and Pharmacy. Our faculty are among the best in their fields, and, with an average student-faculty ratio of 14:1, 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.

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

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