Duquesne stands out 

We're ready with an education that's everything you need, and more than you imagined. Keep reading to learn more or visit campus to see it for yourself!

Support and resources to find your path

You will benefit from a comprehensive university that provides many options for majors and minors, across 10 schools and colleges. You'll also have 275+ student organizations to deepen your experience. And our student population is the right size to make meaningful connections with faculty and staff mentors and to make lifelong friends. 

A campus full of trees right next to the conveniences and opportunities of the city

You will take classes and make friends on a park-like campus with access to a thriving city with amazing internship and job opportunities right next door. Pittsburgh’s big city life has a small-town feel, and is within a day’s drive of 50 percent of the United States’ population. You also have huge opportunities to learn in locations around the world. And, you’ll have access to a committed network of alumni who can connect you to opportunity.


Jessica Schmitz with her spirit of diversity award

I am from Jamestown, North Dakota, and I found Duquesne because I was looking for schools with good economics programs. I had a really memorable first impression of Duquesne. I met with the mentor for my program, and he left a lasting impression on me. I really love being here, and I think Pittsburgh is a really cool city."

Jessica Schmitz Class of 2023

Duquesne students are prepared for anything

You'll learn with faculty who are genuine teacher-scholars. They work in communities near and far and collaborate with students, community members, government and business as they pursue their work. Their curiosity and tenacity make their classrooms exciting places to be—and they are equally enthusiastic about your future.

Whether measured by employment rates or graduate school admissions, various rankings, pass rates of major exams like the bar exam (law), NCLEX (nursing), NPTE (physical therapy), NAPLEX (pharmacy) and others, Duquesne students achieve the bigger goals they pursue.

Experience it for yourself!

Schedule a visit to experience the Duquesne Difference for yourself.

Derrick Maultsby Jr at Dukes of the Last Decade ceremony

Duquesne University has a long history of excellence in this city. In the School of Law we have a hall of fame and the names and faces never cease to blow my mind. I believe that being a graduate of this university comes with a duty to continue to carry on that legacy and tradition of excellence.

Derrick Maultsby, Jr. Class of 2020, Law Frost Brown Todd LLP Associate Attorney
Dukes From The Last Decade Awardee

We want you to become a problem solver who thinks bigger

 It’s our joy to help you dig into what you’re good at and discover why that’s good for the world. It’s what our Catholic Spiritan founders intended: to provide an education that expands horizons, is grounded in authentic relationships and helps you learn to walk alongside others to make a difference. You'll find that a Duquesne education lets you pursue everything you need and more than you can imagine.

You can be working side-by-side with students and faculty to address systemic challenges in health, education, legal access, economic development, industry and more because we are deeply embedded in local communities. And on campus, we embrace inclusion and ethical development as a major component of academic life. You will gain not just knowledge and skills from your education but the perspective to work and live as a positive force in your communities.