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Academics

Students describe their time at Duquesne University as “beyond satisfying…. I was able to discover new subjects that I love learning about and tailor my academic experience to those interests.” In particular, students laud the nursing, education, business, and biomedical engineering fields. On the medical side, the “informative” and “hands-on” clinicals and lab simulation opportunities are seen as some of the campus’ best and most “one-of-a-kind” academic features. Across the board, students highlight frequently updated technology and a variety of classroom types as benefits, such as the experience-based style: “We have to do whatever we are learning, and it vastly improves my learning.” Enrollees also cite “a good number of guest speakers and experts,” all of which “breaks up the heavy lectures.”

Professors are passionate about what they teach and “want to see their students succeed in everything that they do later in life. [They] are always willing to meet and discuss material … possible research experience or anything that the student may need.” Along those lines, they also practice a range of teaching methods, which some undergrads suggest offers “new ways [of] engaging us, involving us … and treating us like adults.” Another benefit comes in the small, focused class sizes “in which students can discuss specific topics in depth” and also have “better relationships with professors and classmates.” For those looking to get out of the classroom, Duquesne’s outdoor classes and study-abroad opportunities are much appreciated.

Student Body

Duquesne has a long history as a private Catholic research university, but while those traditions remain a part of the school, students emphasize that “this campus is a place for anyone” where “there are people of all religions and walks of life.” Spirited discussions in “the welcoming nature of the Duquesne classroom” recognize that those “from different political, social, and financial backgrounds have unique experiences” and make for a more enriched learning experience: “Students enjoy sharing in class, and I love learning from them. My classes have been very supportive environments.” Overall, attendees see themselves and their peers united as “dedicated individuals who wish to pursue careers after college while also trying to maintain a fun, involved environment at the school.”

Campus Life

Either at Duquesne University itself, or from its bustling location in central Pittsburgh, “there is nearly always something to do,” and students praise its “incredible night life.” Most on-campus activities are “cost-free to students,” which is a plus, and there are nearly 300 clubs and a thriving Greek Life system to choose from. “There are more than enough active and very involved clubs to keep one engaged for the entire day, every day of the week.” Sports are also a healthy part of campus life, including organized team activities as well as “exercise classes that Duquesne offers for free to all students such as spin class [and] yoga.” Pittsburgh itself has plenty to offer, especially if you’re into sports; the stadium for the National Hockey League’s Penguins is “a 45-second walk from campus and the tickets are discounted for students; this is my favorite thing to do for fun.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Nicholas Reffuge
Director of Campus Visit Experience

Address
Office of Admissions
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Phone
412-396-4072

Email
reffugen@duq.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Academic Walk
Power Center
Student Union
The College of Osteopathic Medicine
UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse
Academic Walk ? located in the heart of campus, ?A-Walk? is a busy and popular pedestrian walkway extending through the heart of campus from Old Main to the University?s student-housing Living Learning Centers. On A-Walk, students socialize with friends, hang out on Food-Truck Fridays and attend University events such as Homecoming, campus Night of Lights, and the Duquesne Student Expo, as well as cheer University football, soccer and lacrosse teams on Rooney Field. Power Center ? the 136,000-square foot multipurpose facility houses three floors of dedicated recreation and fitness space, home to many of the University?s club sports and intramural activities. The fifth floor Power Center ballroom is a dedicated event and conference space. On the street level is the University?s newly renovated two-floor Barnes & Noble bookstore and Starbucks Caf?, as well as the popular Moonlit Burger location and a Fresh?ns eatery. Student Union ? offers various dining options, including Chick-fil-A, Cinco Cantina and Starbucks. Also houses ATMs, meeting rooms, student gathering and lounge areas as well as student organization offices, Greek Life, Commuter Affairs Lounge, the Computer Store, the Union Broadcast Center, the Center for Student Involvement, the Center for Excellence in Diversity and Student Inclusion, the Center for Global Engagement (including Study Abroad Office, International Affairs), the Center for Career Development and the Union Ballroom. The College of Osteopathic Medicine ? In July 2024, Duquesne will welcome its inaugural class of students pursuing their doctor of osteopathic (DO) medicine degrees at the University?s new College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM). An important leap forward for the Pittsburgh region, and the nation, the COM will train the next generation of physicians and health professionals to practice in our underserved urban and rural communities. UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse ? the award-wining facility is home to the Duquesne men?s and women?s basketball teams, members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. In addition to luxury suites, club-level seats and four unique fan corners, the Fieldhouse features 10,000-square-feet of space for athletic training equipment, sports performance labs and a nutrition center for student athletes. It?s also the site for University commencement ceremonies, matriculation and special events.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Pittsburgh
The South Side
Oakland
North Shore
The Strip District
Downtown ? Downtown Pittsburgh is a bustling central business district that includes a mix of restaurants of varied cuisines as well as boba, tea and coffee shops. The Cultural District includes Heinz Hall (home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra), the Benedum Center, the Byham and O?Reilly Theaters. PPG Paints Arena is home to the Pittsburgh Penguins?for which discounted student rush tickets are available?and a regional epicenter for concerts and events. Market Square hosts outdoor yoga and fitness classes, farmer?s markets, and many shops and restaurants, as well as the annual holiday market. Point State Park includes bike and walking trails, and the grand fountain aka ?The Point,? at the confluence of the City?s three rivers: the Allegheny, the Monongahela and the Ohio. The South Side ? near campus and accessible by the Duquesne Shuttle, this vibrant neighborhood and popular off-campus housing destination for Duquesne students offers the City Theatre, the SouthSide Works open-air retail and mixed-use complex, unique shops, art galleries, clubs, restaurants, bike trails, entertainment venues and more. Oakland ? The second?most populated suburb of Pittsburgh, most residents being college students, is considered a hub of Pittsburgh?s renowned health care facilities. The prestigious Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Schenley Park and many restaurants featuring cuisines from around the world are here. North Shore ? sports-centric home to the Pittsburgh Steelers? Acrisure Stadium, the Pirates? PNC Park, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Science Center, Stage AE concert venue, lively sports bars, steakhouses, brewpubs and many other restaurants. The Strip District?The one-half square mile shopping district bordering Downtown is a foodie heaven bursting with local flavor. "The Strip," as locals call it, is filled with ethnic grocers, boutique shops, produce merchants, and internationally acclaimed restaurants.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
8:30 - 4:30
412-396-4072

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Mondays and Fridays at 10am and 1:30pm; Tuesdays-Thursdays at 10am; Select Saturdays at 10am.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
visitduquesne@duq.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Pittsburgh International Airport is about 20-30 minutes from Duquesne University. Major car rental agencies are represented at the airport. Taxi cab service, Uber and Lyft from the airport into Pittsburgh is approximately $30-50. Duquesne is a 10-15 minute walk from major downtown hotels. Amtrak provides train service to major cities and the nation. The station is located in downtown Pittsburgh at 1100 Liberty Avenue. Bus service to Pittsburgh is available through Greyhound, which is also close to campus. The address is 55 11th St, Pittsburgh, PA.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Please visit https://www.duq.edu/campus-map.php to see a map of campus. We recommend all visitors park in the Forbes Garage (#41 on the map).

Local Accommodations
The following hotels are a two to seven minute drive to Duquesne campus and special Duquesne University rates are available: EVEN Hotel Downtown Pittsburgh 425 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219 0.4 miles/3 minute drive Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Place Pittsburgh, PA 15219 0.4 miles/3 minute drive Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown 600 Commonwealth Place Pittsburgh, PA 15222 0.9 miles/7 minute drive Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown One Bigelow Square Pittsburgh, PA 15219 0.3 miles/3 minute drive The Industrialist Hotel, Pittsburgh, Autograph Collection 405 Wood Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222 0.5 miles/4 minute drive Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pittsburgh ? South Side 20 S. 10th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203 0.7 miles/2 minute drive Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh University-Oakland 329 Technology Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15219 2 miles/5 minute drive Cambria Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown 1320 Centre Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219 0.3 miles/2 minute drive

Admissions

Applicants: 12,282
Acceptance Rate: 88%
Average HS GPA: 3.85







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