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Duquesne University

One of the nation's top Catholic universities, Duquesne University provides a well-rounded education that will challenge you academically while nourishing your spiritual and ethical development. Founded 140 years ago by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the United States. This means we share in the Spiritans' values and are deeply committed to:

  • Educational excellence
  • Moral and spiritual values
  • An ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity
  • Service to the Church, the community, the nation and the world
  • Top-Notch Academics with a Personal Touch

 

At Duquesne University, you'll learn from teacher-scholars who provide an excellent classroom experience and also produce some of the most important research in their fields. In fact, The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked us No. 16 among 61 small research universities that were rated according to an index measuring faculty productivity.

You'll benefit from a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an academic experience hallmarked by personal attention from an award-winning faculty. In fact, almost half of all classes have 20 or fewer students, which means you'll have plenty of opportunities for direct interaction with your professors.

The Perfect Fit

How do you know if you'll fit in here at Duquesne? The happiest and most successful Duquesne students are those who want more than a degree. The students want to expand their academic knowledge and skills while also learning more about themselves and making a difference in the community and the world around us.

Facts and Rankings
As a testament to their mission-driven commitment to academic excellence, Duquesne has earned numerous accolades for their programs and initiatives. Their most recent honors include:
U.S. News and World Report

  • Duquesne ranked No. 119 on the 2018 Best Colleges list, marking its 11th consecutive year in the top tier of schools and a one-spot increase from last year.
  • Duquesne is No. 11 among national Catholic universities within the U.S. News 2019 top tier schools.
  • The University is No. 40 in the Best Value Schools category.
  • Duquesne ranked No. 80 in the Best Colleges for Veterans category.
  • High school counselors from around the country ranked Duquesne No. 108 in the High School Counselor Rankings.
  • The School of Business' undergraduate programs ranked No. 172 in the Best Undergraduate Business Programs category.
  • The School of Nursing has reached an all-time high at No. 67 in 2018 Best Graduate Schools rankings, 18 spots higher than 2017.
  • The School of Law ranked No. 18 for legal writing programs, No. 44 for part-time law programs and No. 127 overall on the 2018 Best Graduate Schools list.
  • Education moved up five spots from 2017 to No. 148 on the 2018 Best Graduate Schools list.
  • The part-time MBA program in the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business ranked No. 166.
  • Two programs in the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts jumped in the 2018 rankings with English moving up five spots to No. 108 and Psychology moving up one spot to No. 190.
  • Online bachelor's programs jumped 62 spots to break into the top 100, ranking No. 81 out of 231 schools included in 2018 Best Online Programs.
  • The School of Nursing ranked No. 26 in the nation on the Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs list.
  • John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences ranked No. 44 for occupational therapy, No. 64 for physical therapy and No. 69 for speech pathology on the 2018 Best Graduate School list.
  • The School of Pharmacy ranked No. 47 overall in the 2018 Best Graduate School list.
  • Clinical psychology ranked No. 165 in the first ranking compiled on this program in four years.
  • Duquesne was again included as an A-plus Schools for B Students, which focuses on performance in the Best Colleges rankings and the average freshman retention rate.
  • Duquesne University is among top 10 universities in the country with robust gender diversity among MBA students.
  • Duquesne is the only PA school listed among the nation's Most Efficient Top Universities.
  • Duquesne ranked No. 16 on the Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for Veterans list.
  • Duquesne ranked No. 47 overall for best online bachelor's degree programs for veterans.
  • The only university in Pennsylvania listed among the 25 most financially efficienttop-ranked schools. Duquesne was on the short list of private schools included.
  • Ranked among the nation's top 100 popular schools three times, Duquesne was described as having a "top reputation and students are highly motivated to go there."
  • Princeton Review
  • Duquesne named among the Best 384 Colleges in the nation for 2019.
  • Duquesne included on 2019 Best Colleges: Region by Region list for the Northeast.
  • Duquesne ranked among the Best 382 Colleges in the nation for 2018.
  • Named to the 2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region list, which includes academic institutions The Princeton Review considers "academically outstanding and well worth consideration of (one's) college search."
  • Duquesne included in 2017 Guide to 375 Green Colleges.
  • Donahue Graduate School of Business named as one of nation's top 294 for 2017.
  • Duquesne placed on 2018 Fire Safety Aid Honor Roll with a Fire Safety Rating of 99, the highest possible score.
  • Named to the Green Colleges list as one of America's most environmentally friendly schools.
  • Duquesne was called "cosmopolitan yet caring" and recognized for uniting "the diversity and opportunities of an urban university with the community and comfort of a small liberal arts college."
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • The School of Business leaps 53 spots to be ranked 55th on the 2016 Best Undergraduate Business Schools list. Washington Monthly magazine
  • Recognized Duquesne again in 2018 as a nationally ranked university that provides social mobility to low-income students and exemplary community service participation.
  • Duquesne again recognized as an outstanding value on the "Best Bang for the Buck" ranking in 2017. Achievements of Note
  • 2018 Nursing Schools Almanac ranks School of Nursing No. 5 in Pennsylvania, No. 11 in Mid-Atlantic, No. 20 among private nursing schools and No. 41 in the United States.
  • Duquesne ranks No. 2 on the Pittsburgh Business Times' list of Southwestern PA Colleges with Highest-Paid Graduates.
  • Duquesne climbs 140 spots on Money Magazine's 2018 "Best Colleges for Your Money" list.
  • School of Nursing ranked in top 10 on GraduateNursingEDU.org's 100 Most Social Media Friendly Nursing Schools list.
  • Duquesne named one of Pennsylvania's Best Online Colleges by SR Education Group.
  • Kiplinger ranked Duquesne University No. 96 on its 2017 Best Value in Private Universities list.
  • School of Education ranks No. 15, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts ranks No. 17, School of Law ranks No. 22 and John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business ranks No. 34 on Pittsburgh Business Times' list of Largest Pittsburgh-Area Graduate Programs.
  • Duquesne ranks No. 17 on the Student Loan Report's list of Private Colleges wth the Most Creative Arts Scholarship Aid.
  • Zippia ranked Duquesne No. 8 on its list of Top Colleges for Finance Majors in Pennsylvania.
  • At No. 5, School of Business is top-ranked U.S. school on Corporate Knights'2017 Better World MBA list.
  • School of Nursing ranked No. 5 on Zippia's list of Best Colleges for Nursing Majors in Pennsylvania.
  • Duquesne ranks No. 249 out of over 1,000 schools on The Wall Street Journal's2018 U.S College Rankings.
  • School of Business Online Master's in Management program ranks No. 13 in nation on Guide to Online School's 2018 Top Online Colleges for Master's in Management list.
  • Duquesne is one of College Choice's 38 Best Online Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2017.
  • Money Magazine recognizes Duquesne on its 2017-18 Best Colleges for Your Money list.
  • Forbes again ranks Duquesne among nation's Best Value Colleges.
  • Standard & Poor's reaffirms Duquesne's ‘A' Credit Rating.
  • Duquesne is again named among the nation's best Catholic Colleges by BestColleges.com, breaking into the Top 5 for 2017.
  • The School of Business is one of only three institutions in the state to be named to the Sales Education Foundation's 2017 Top Universities for Professional Sales Education list.
  • Duquesne is in the Top 10 on Affordable Colleges Online's 2017 Most Military-Friendly Universities: Four-Year Schools list.
  • The online RN to BSN program is included on Affordable Colleges Online's 2017 list of Best Online Degress in RN to BSN.
  • Duquesne's Supply Chain Management Program is again listed as one of the Top 25 programs in the nation by Camcode.
  • Duquesne ranks No. 11 on Community for Online Accredited School's list of 2017's Best Online Schools with Ph.D. Programs.
  • School of Nursing ranks No. 16 on College Choice's 50 Best Online Master's in Nursing Degrees 2017 list.
  • Affordable Colleges Online includes the University as No. 14 on its Best Online Accelerated Nursing Degrees, No. 38 on the Best Online Nurse Practitioner Program and No. 10 on Most Military Friendly Colleges lists.
  • The National Jurist names Duquesne University School of Law No. 9 in the United States for bar exam preparation.
  • The School of Nursing earns its first gold-level ranking as a Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • University ranks No. 33 in the Best Online Colleges for 2016-2017 by the Community for Accredited Online Schools.
  • Duquesne named a 2017 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Duquesne ranked in the top 75 on the list of the Best Colleges for Food for 2016.
  • The MBA Sustainable Business Practices program ranked third in the world by Corporate Knights.
  • Duquesne ranked #4 on bestcolleges.com's list of the Top Online Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2016.
  • EPA again recognized Duquesne as the conference champion of the 2015-16 College & University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than our A10 rivals.
  • Kiplinger's Personal Finances ranked Duquesne No. 71 on its list of 100 best values in private universities.
  • Doctoral program in school psychology ranked among the country's top 50.
  • Among regional institutions, Duquesne grads earn among the top average salaries according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.
  • Duquesne is among the 25 least expensive private schools in the nation according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Newsmax ranked Duquesne No. 5 among more than 300 Catholic institutions.
  • The MBA Sustainability program named Top 10 Graduate Program for Environmental Sustainability by triplepundit.com.
  • MONEY again recognized Duquesne's financial assistance to students on list of 91 colleges in the country generally providing financial aid to every freshman.
  • Forbes called Duquesne one of "America's Top Colleges."
  • Duquesne included on U.S. Veterans Magazine's 2015 Best of the Best lists as a top veteran-friendly school.
  • For the third consecutive time, the National League for Nursing designated Duquesne's School of Nursing a Center of Excellence.
  • Duquesne ranked #19 on BestColleges.com's 2015 list of Pennsylvania's Best Colleges.
  • Duquesne ranked No. 4 by current and recent graduate students in the 2015 Top Pharmacy Schools list.
  • Duquesne is one of only two business schools statewide named a Top University for Professional Sales.
  • Duquesne's online undergraduate IT program ranked among the top 50 nationwide by the Nonprofit Colleges Online website.
  • Duquesne named one of the nation's Top 50 Best Value Online Graduate Schools for 2015 by Value Colleges.
  • Duquesne's online MS in Nursing program named among Top 10.
  • University named No. 28 on EPA's list of Top Green Power Users.
  • Duquesne Veterans Clinic Named Among Nation's Top 15 Most Innovative by preLaw magazine.
  • Duquesne named the No. 1 Online University in Pennsylvania for 2015 by Edudemic.
  • The School of Nursing's Master of Science in Nursing program has been listed at No. 5 among the Top 30 online MSN in nursing degrees ranked by student-faculty ratio.
  • Duquesne is the only institution in Pennsylvania included on Net Impact's international list of Top 50 Schools for Social Impact.
  • Duquesne's MBA Sustainability program is the only program in Pennsylvania included in the nation's top 10 for environmental sustainability according to Net Impact.
  • Duquesne has been ranked No. 6 on the Best Value Private Law Schools list according to The National Jurist, which publishes rankings "to identify and recognize law schools that help students pass the bar exam and land jobs without burdening them with huge debt."
  • The National Jurist named Duquesne to the Best Value Law Schools of 2014; Duquesne University is one of seven private law schools considered to be a best value overall.
  • Duquesne has been designated as a top school in educating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) talent by STEM Jobs.
  • The Sales Education Foundation again named A.J. Palumbo School of Business among the Top Universities for Professional Sales Education.
  • Duquesne was ranked No. 25 by current and recent graduate students for the 2013 Top Pharmacy Programs, published by Graduate Programs
  • Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music was listed among the Top 58 in the United States and profiled in Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers.
  • The School of Pharmacy has been ranked No. 55 by Pharmacy Technician Review (PTR) in its inaugural Top 75 Pharmacy Schools in the U.S. list. In addition, Duquesne ranked No. 10 in the organization's Top 20 Pharmacy Schools on the East Coast and No. 10 in its Top 25 Private Pharmacy Schools in the U.S. lists.
  • AffordableCollegesOnline.org named Duquesne one of Pennsylvania's most affordable colleges and one of 81 institutions in the state whose degrees provide the most value over a graduate's lifetime.
  • The School of Nursing jumped 14 spots to be ranked in top 20 of the Top 50 Most Social Media Friendly Nursing Schools of 2014 by Nursing-School.com.
  • No. 16 among small research universities, according to an index in The Chronicle of Education measuring faculty productivity among more than 7,300 U.S. doctoral programs.
  • Recognition for community involvement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Inclusion in the inaugural Super Lawyers U.S. Law School Rankings for 2010.
  • For three consecutive years, the Donahue Graduate School of Business was included in the Aspen Institute's Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey for integrating social and environmental issues into its MBA program. The school's MBA Sustainability Program was ranked No. 25.
  • The MBA Sustainability Program awarded the inaugural Page Prize for the best U.S. submission of an Environmental Sustainability Curriculum.
  • School of Education named one of only nine University Council for Educational Administration centers in the world. The UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice focuses on how educational leaders can better prepare to work with marginalized, under-represented and underprivileged students.
  • Duquesne's Master of Science in Forensic Science and Law program is one of 13 forensic programs nationwide to be accredited at the graduate level.
  • Duquesne University earned the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years, with the additional honor of being named to the Honor Roll of Distinction for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • One of three universities in Pennsylvania with a public safety department accredited by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association.
  • Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music was listed among the Top 58 in the United States and profiled in Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers.
  • The School of Pharmacy has been ranked No. 55 by Pharmacy Technician Review (PTR) in its inaugural Top 75 Pharmacy Schools in the U.S. list. In addition, Duquesne ranked No. 10 in the organization's Top 20 Pharmacy Schools on the East Coast and No. 10 in its Top 25 Private Pharmacy Schools in the U.S. lists.
  • AffordableCollegesOnline.org named Duquesne one of Pennsylvania's most affordable colleges and one of 81 institutions in the state whose degrees provide the most value over a graduate's lifetime.
  • The School of Nursing jumped 14 spots to be ranked in top 20 of the Top 50 Most Social Media Friendly Nursing Schools of 2014 by Nursing-School.com.
  • No. 16 among small research universities, according to an index in The Chronicle of Education measuring faculty productivity among more than 7,300 U.S. doctoral programs.
  • Recognition for community involvement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Inclusion in the inaugural Super Lawyers U.S. Law School Rankings for 2010.
  • For three consecutive years, the Donahue Graduate School of Business was included in the Aspen Institute's Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey for integrating social and environmental issues into its MBA program. The school's MBA Sustainability Program was ranked No. 25.
  • The MBA Sustainability Program awarded the inaugural Page Prize for the best U.S. submission of an Environmental Sustainability Curriculum.
  • School of Education named one of only nine University Council for Educational Administration centers in the world. The UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice focuses on how educational leaders can better prepare to work with marginalized, under-represented and underprivileged students.
  • Duquesne's Master of Science in Forensic Science and Law program is one of 13 forensic programs nationwide to be accredited at the graduate level.
  • Duquesne University earned the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years, with the additional honor of being named to the Honor Roll of Distinction for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • One of three universities in Pennsylvania with a public safety department accredited by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association.
  • First academic institution in state to earn EPA Energy Star Award.
  • Duquesne's men's cross country, men's outdoor track and women's lacrosse, basketball, rowing and outdoor track all scored among the top 10 percent nationally by the NCAA Division 1 Academic Progress Rate (APR) report.
  • First university in the nation to offer an online Ph.D. in nursing (1997) and first in Pennsylvania to grant a BSN degree (1937).
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