Duquesne University

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Introduction to Duquesne University

Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Duquesne University sits on 48 acres of hilltop campus in Pittsburgh's Bluff neighborhood. The school was originally named Pittsburgh Catholic College of the Holy Ghost.

Founded by members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, in 1878, the school opened its doors. By 1911, the college had become a university. Today, there is a satellite campus in Harrisburg and another campus in Rome through the Italian campus program. Duquesne ranks in U.S. News & World Report's annual college report as a top tier university.

Student Life at Duquesne University

With ten schools and colleges, Duquesne has degree offerings for everyone. Although they are mostly regional, Duquesne has a population of around 10,000 students. There are five residence halls where students live and mingle, as well as over 150 clubs and organizations, including Greek life.

Duquesne competes in NCAA Division I athletics and has won or share 11 football conference titles. Currently, the school is expanding resources, adding a health sciences facility, recording studios and a recreation center. The school maintains three large theater groups and is home to the Tamburitzans, the oldest multicultural song and dance company in the U.S.

FAQs on Duquesne University

What is the Accreditation Status of Duquesne University?

The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association accredits Duquesne University.

What Are the Requirements of Duquesne University?

Prospective students for Duquesne should have taken a rigorous high school curriculum and be able to send in official high school transcripts or a General Educational Development (GED) certificate. Applicants must also submit standardized test scores from the SAT or ACT, as well as the official application for undergraduate admission.

Can I Receive Financial Aid From Duquesne University?

Duquesne University does as much as possible to award students financial aid. All students are encouraged to fill out and submit a FAFSA form for federal funding in the form of grants, loans and work study. Duquesne students need to fill out a separate financial aid form for the school. Catholic high school graduates may be eligible for a discount on their tuition costs.

What Are the Career Possibilities With Duquesne University?

Duquesne is comprised of ten schools and colleges focusing on liberal arts, natural and environment sciences, business administration, pharmacy, law, music, education, nursing, health sciences and leadership and professional advancement. Some specific degree offerings include binary engineering, information systems management, occupational therapy, speech therapy and community leadership.

What Notable Individuals Have Graduated From Duquesne University?

Well known alumni of Duquesne University include Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney, Disneyland Resort President Ed Grier, Major Leaguer Jimmy Smith, singer Bobby Vinton and gambling writer Frank Legato.