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Find out more about how Duquesne University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Duquesne University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Duquesne University was awarded 47 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

Duquesne landed the #236 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 123 colleges in Pennsylvania, Duquesne is ranked at #24.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Duquesne?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Duquesne University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 72%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 55% of students accepted to Duquesne submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 640. Math scores were between 550 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Duquesne University  ( 570 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Duquesne University  ( 550 to 630 )
Duquesne received ACT scores from 29% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Duquesne University  ( 24 to 29 )

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Duquesne University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Duquesne University, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Duquesne University is 51%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  51 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Duquesne University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 86% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Duquesne University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Duquesne for first-time, full-time students is 63%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  63 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Duquesne

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,942 undergraduates at Duquesne with 5,826 being full-time and 116 being part-time.

Duquesne Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

Duquesne scored 51.84 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  51.84 out of 100
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How Much Does Duquesne University Cost?

The overall average net price of Duquesne is $29,622. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Duquesne

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$23,842 $24,485 $28,462 $28,977 $32,527

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Duquesne, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Duquesne, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $9,425 a year. That adds up to $37,700 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Duquesne is 2.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Duquesne Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Duquesne with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $58,500 in their early years. This is good news for future Duquesne graduates since it is 47% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Duquesne University make the most money.

Location of Duquesne University

Duquesne University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Duquesne University

Contact details for Duquesne are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412-396-6000

Duquesne University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 77 majors graduated from Duquesne University. Of these students, 1,487 received undergraduate degrees and 1,050 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 266 $59,600
General Biology 91 $28,600
Marketing 85 $37,500
Business Administration & Management 76 $48,900
Allied Health Professions 66 NA
Finance & Financial Management 64 $48,200
Accounting 64 $45,300
General Psychology 59 $27,600
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 58 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 51 $30,700

Learn more about the majors offered at Duquesne University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Duquesne

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,708 students took at least one online class at Duquesne University. This is a decrease from the 1,719 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,708 564
2016-2017 1,719 552
2015-2016 1,582 587
2014-2015 1,390 697
2013-2014 1,343 708

Learn more about online learning at Duquesne University.

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