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Duquesne University

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.


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

Duquesne University is a global university in a global city. With over 500 international students coming from over 85 countries, we have a full-time Center for Global Engagement with dedicated staff to support our international students before, during and after their arrival on campus.

Housing services

Living Learning Centers vary in design, but all facilities are equipped with:

  • One, two or three beds per room, depending on occupancy
  • Dressers, closets, desks, desk chairs and bookshelves
  • Laundry facilities
  • Social lounges and event spaces
  • Wireless Internet access
  • 24-hour on-site security and on-call support staff
  • Refrigerators and microwaves (for rental)

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

The Staff of Duquesne University Health Services provides comprehensive, competent, and confidential  health care to all full time undergraduate and graduate students for the education of the mind, heart, and spirit.

Campus life

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.

The Duquesne Union houses dining, student services, administrative offices and meeting rooms, lounges and entertainment.

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. 

Student clubs

Joining one or more of over 250 recognized student organizations is an excellent way to connect with thousands of students, create new experiences, and discover lasting friendships at Duquesne.

  • Community Service & Advocacy groups
  • Event Planning organizations
  • Greek Fraternities & Sororities
  • Honor Societies & Professional organizations
  • Multicultural organizations
  • Performing Arts & Media groups
  • Political Interest organizations
  • Recreation & Club Sports
  • Spiritual organizations

Duquesne University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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