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Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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. 

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Social Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Humanities (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by a group of Catholic missionaries also known as the Spiritans. From humble beginnings as a school for the children of Pittsburgh's poor immigrants, Duquesne today is an educational and economic powerhouse comprising nine schools of study that serves nearly 9,500 students.


Known for our commitment to providing an education that emphasizes not just intellectual growth, but also ethical development, a degree from Duquesne prepares you to make solid contributions in your field and in your community. A Duquesne education helps you to develop job skills, learn to think critically and come to better understand yourself and the world around you.


As part of the University's mission, students are encouraged to take advantage of the University's excellent faculty-student ratio and conducive research environment to learn through true hands-on opportunities. For Duquesne students, these research opportunities have paid off in top national honors such as Fulbright, Goldwater and Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation scholarships.


Whether just beginning college or approaching graduation, the Center for Career Development can help you explore majors and careers, seek internships and develop professional and job search skills. The center is also here to help you prepare for future success either in assisting with your job search or by pursuing advanced degrees. 


Student services

Freshman year is the perfect time to visit the Center for Career Development. We'll help you explore majors and prepare for future success with:

  • Career exploration: You can explore careers, assess the right major for your future plans, gain experience and develop job search skills.
  • Personalized career counseling: You can meet with a Career Counselor who is specific to your area of study and will take a personalized approach to help you meet your unique needs.
  • Career-related experiences: Job shadowing, volunteering and internships are excellent ways to gain valuable experience, learn about careers and network with professionals. We can help you find these opportunities.  

Housing services

The Office of Residence Life provides a highly trained staff of live-in Resident Directors, Assistant Resident Directors and Resident Assistants who support these students on a daily basis (24 hours a day, in fact). Their responsibilities include:

  • Assisting students with personal and academic concerns
  • Implementing policies
  • Facilitating programs
  • Making referrals
  • Sharing information about campus services and events

ICT services

Owned and operated by Duquesne University, the DU Computer Store is a vital non-profit resource available to all Duquesne students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Using our buying power and technological expertise, we help provide the perfect solution at a competitive price. Our store is conveniently located on the second floor of the Student Union. 

Medical services

Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC) considers all matters that its members deem appropriate concerning leading change on campus with the purpose of promoting and supporting Duquesne University's mission of total well-being,leading active and productive lifestyles, including appropriate life choices. 

Student Life

Campus life

Duquesne's safe, self-contained campus is close to downtown Pittsburgh. Sports events and concerts are often held at the A.J. Palumbo Center. The Power Center offers state-of-the-art fitness facilities, a ballroom and conference spaces, and houses the Barnes and Noble Bookstore and Cafe.

Sports facilities

The Recreation Department is committed to ensuring that your Power Center experience is challenging, fun and inspiring. Enjoy our wide array of intramurals, group fitness classes and exceptional cardio and weight equipment. 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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