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Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PAwww.duq.edu
Duquesne University was founded in the late 1800s as a Catholic college for educating the children of poor immigrants. Today it is one of the country's major Catholic universities, with some 6,000 undergraduates and close to 4,000 graduate students. The university has about 10 schools and colleges in all'including schools of business, music, nursing, and pharmacy�and undergrads have about 80 majors to choose from. Its campus overlooks downtown Pittsburgh, a city that is also home to the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and several other colleges. Students can also study abroad for a semester at Duquesne's campus in Rome. (Three-day weekends are built into the program, allowing students to travel throughout Europe.) Duquesne has a large commuter population, but nearly 4,000 students live in one of the high-rise residential halls the university calls Living Learning Centers. (Unless they live at home with their parents or guardians, freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus.) Fraternities and sororities are a significant part of social life on campus, but students can also choose from over 250 student organizations, among them the Dukettes, a competitive dance team, and the scientific journal D.U. Quark.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$53,400
% of students who get any grants
93%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$31,100
Average price for low-income students
$19,500
admissions
Acceptance rate
74%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1140/27
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
6,467
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
97%
% of need met
71%
% of students who get merit* grants
27%
Average merit grant
$12,168
student success
Graduation rate
77%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$27,000
Average salary within 3 years
$49,600
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
41%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
July 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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