Duquesne University

Duquesne University

Duquesne University, a private college in Pittsburgh, was established in October 1878. The college is situated on a 48 acre hilltop campus in Bluff neighborhood in Pittsburgh, and offers degree programs at doctoral, masters and professional levels. The university offers enrollment to over 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and has associate campuses in Rome and Harrisburgh.

Duquesne University's sports mascot is the Dukes. Notable alumni include sports personalities Chip Ganassi, Leigh Bodden, Cumberland Posey, Mike James and Chuck Cooper and the famous reporter and writer for ESPN, Terry McGovern.

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Duquesne University
Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh , PA 15282
General Phone: (412) 396-6000

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Duquesne Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management461business, business management, logistics, non-profit management, business administration, accounting, accounting and related services, business communications, managerial economics, ...
Education and Teaching374education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational admin and supervision, instructional media design, educational assessment and evaluation, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, ...
Liberal Arts290women's studies, foreign language and literature, Spanish language, Classical languages, Ancient Greek language, Latin language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, ...
Medicine188pre-med, medical preparatory, pharmacy, pharmacy administration, pharmaceutics and drug design, pharmaceutical chemistry, industrial pharmacy and cosmetic sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine166registered nursing, nursing administration, nurse practitioner, mental health nursing, clinical nurse specialist, various nursing
Therapy and Counseling160psychology, clinical psychology, child psychology, school psychology, community health services, marriage and family therapy, music therapy, physical therapy, medical ethids ...
Law155law, foreign lawyers
Science113biology, biochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology, biotechnology, chemistry, chemistry courses, physics
Medical Support and Technology108speech pathology, physician assistant
Religion and Philosophy106philosophy, ethics, religious education, religious music, theology, pastoral counseling
Media91communication studies, journalism, broadcast journalism, public relations, public relations and advertising
Music79music performance, music theory and composition, various music studies
Security and Law Enforcement62forensic science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy48athletic trainer, occupational therapy, rehabilitation
Computer Science and Engineering42computer science, web design, computer and media applications, webmastering
Medical Administration32health care administration, pharmacy courses
Mathematics16mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Conservation and Resource Management15environmental science
Family and Social Work8public policy analysis
Fine Arts6fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Number of programs and degrees for Duquesne in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,18479
Postbaccalaureate certificate4119
Master's degree86575
Doctor's degree10922
Post-master's certificate177
First-professional degree3052

Duquesne Student Body

In 2007-2008, Duquesne had a total enrollment of 10,296 students (7,990 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 53%
Graduate 35%
First Professional 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 3%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 21%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 24%
20-21 22%
22-24 18%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York3%
New Jersey2%
(International Students)1%
West Virginia1%

Duquesne Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 86 %
Part-Time 50 %

Duquesne Room and Board (2007)

Duquesne offers campus housing for 3,428 of its 7,990 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Duquesne Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510600
SAT Math520610
SAT Writing510600
ACT Verbal2127
ACT Math2227
ACT Composite2226

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT93%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT37%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Duquesne Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 25,475
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 25,475
Room and board $ 8,888
Room charge $ 4,848
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,040
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,150

Financial Aid:
Duquesne participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 325800)

Duquesne Faculty

Duquesne has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5652
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4062

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year14$124,5244$108,901
Associate professorcalendar year28$93,81219$82,743
Assistant professorcalendar year20$76,60632$72,965
Instructorcalendar year1*13$63,326
No academic rankcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year64$94,23969$75,664

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year58$109,32711$90,905
Associate professoracademic year77$83,81839$77,312
Assistant professoracademic year57$63,67951$60,771
Instructoracademic year11$42,31620$51,973
No academic rankacademic year5$54,4701*
All faculty totalacademic year208$82,512122$67,196

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Duquesne Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Northeast Conference
Basketball Atlantic 10 Conference
Baseball Atlantic 10 Conference
Track Atlantic 10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5782139

Duquesne Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Information Resources Management/CIO Training
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Investments and Securities
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Latin Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Public Policy Analysis

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Law (LLB, JD)
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LLM, MCL)

Liberal Arts
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Public/Applied History and Archival Administration
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Physician Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Cosmetic Sciences (MS, PhD)
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Pharmacy Administration/Policy/Regulatory Affairs (MS, PhD)
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Clinical Psychology
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Developmental and Child Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Music Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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