Duquesne University

Duquesne University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Duquesne University Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Duquesne University was awarded 170 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is bioethics/medical ethics.

Overall Quality

Duquesne landed the #306 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Duquesne also holds the #22 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.

See all of the rankings for Duquesne University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Duquesne?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Duquesne University is 72%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Duquesne is a good fit for you.

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

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Duquesne University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Duquesne University is 52%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  52 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Duquesne University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% 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  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Duquesne the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 63%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  63 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Duquesne University.

Duquesne University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,839 undergraduates at Duquesne with 5,732 being full-time and 107 being part-time.

How Much Does Duquesne University Cost?

The overall average net price of Duquesne is $29,309. 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 +
$21,862 $22,713 $26,888 $29,768 $33,167

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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 2.5%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Duquesne make around $58,500 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Duquesne students 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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Contact details for Duquesne are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412-396-6000
Website: www.duq.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/duquesneuniversityoftheholyspirit
Twitter: https://twitter.com/duqedu

Duquesne University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 76 majors graduated from Duquesne University. Of these students, 1,665 received undergraduate degrees and 1,046 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 257 $59,600
Marketing 111 $37,500
General Biology 101 $28,600
Finance & Financial Management 95 $48,200
Business Administration & Management 74 $48,900
General Psychology 70 $27,600
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 69 NA
Allied Health Professions 67 NA
Public Relations & Advertising 59 $32,500
Accounting 58 $45,300

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 options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 1,942 students took at least one online class at Duquesne University. This is an increase from the 1,708 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,942 670
2017-2018 1,708 564
2016-2017 1,719 552
2015-2016 1,582 587
2013-2014 1,343 708

Learn more about online learning at Duquesne University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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