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Duquesne University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Duquesne University

Duquesne University

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Duquesne University Description:

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by the Catholic Order of the Holy Spirit, and it stands today as the only Spiritan university in the world. Duquesne's compact 49-acre campus sits on a bluff overlooking downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The university has 10 schools of study, and undergraduates can choose from 100 degree programs. The university has a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In keeping with its Catholic-Spiritan tradition, Duquesne values service, sustainability, and intellectual and ethical inquiry. In athletics, the Duquesne Dukes compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference except for football which competes in the Northeast Conference.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 9,956 (5,832 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $31,385
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,632
  • Other Expenses: $1,550
  • Total Cost: $44,567

Duquesne University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,538
    • Loans: $8,384

Scholarships for Duquesne (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Marketing, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 89%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 63%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 74%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Duquesne University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity

"Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit is a Catholic University, founded by members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Spiritans, and sustained through a partnership of laity and religious. Duquesne serves God by serving students - through commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education, through profound concern for moral and spiritual values, through the maintenance of an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and through service to the Church, the community, the nation, and the world."

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