Duquesne University

600 Forbes Ave - Pittsburgh, PA 15282

It's Time for Bigger Goals! At Duquesne, you’ll gain the professional confidence, impressive experience, and powerful networks you need to get a running start on a meaningful career. Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. 

Duquesne students enjoy a best-of-both-worlds location: A 48-acre campus in the heart of Pittsburgh that’s park-like, secluded and safe, yet within walking distance of all the opportunities a major city can offer — steps from internships at major corporations, health care systems, schools, sports stadiums, museums, theatres, shopping, cafes and restaurants.

Duquesne is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report for its quality academic programs and value. The University also is recognized by Forbes as a Best Value and Money Magazine as a Best College for Your Money. Additionally, Niche awarded Duquesne an A+ for Best College Locations and an A for Value for 2022. Duquesne is a SAGE Tuition Rewards Partner, students can earn Duquesne micro-scholarships on Raise.me, a Pittsburgh Promise Preferred Partner and offer many other resources to make a Duquesne education affordable. 

Students represent diverse cultural, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds from every state and 50 countries. Duquesne students choose from 80 future-focused undergraduate majors, leading to bachelor’s master’s and doctoral degrees, and 90 graduate and professional programs in business, education, health sciences, law, liberal arts, music, natural and environmental sciences, nursing and pharmacy. Undergraduate students can also participate in Pre-Medical and Health Professions, Pre-Law, and Honors College programs. The University will open the proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2024, becoming the second medical school in Pittsburgh and the first Catholic osteopathic medical school in Pennsylvania.

About Duquesne University

Students benefit from a 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an academic experience centered around learning together with award-winning faculty. Students enjoy plenty of opportunities for direct interaction with professors. In addition to delivering an excellent classroom experience, our faculty are genuine teacher-scholars who produce some of the most important research in their fields. Students in any major can participate in research, including the annual undergraduate and graduate research symposia.

Many Duquesne students also take advantage of study abroad opportunities to explore other cultures, expand their thinking and become more global citizens. Duquesne offers more than 35 semester-long and short-term programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Latin America and Europe, including campuses in Rome and Dublin.

With more than 250 student organizations, club sports teams and intramurals available, Duquesne students have numerous ways to expand their horizons beyond their academic work. Campus social activities include concerts, comedians, trivia matches, movies, wing nights and so much more. Discounted tickets are also available for many off-campus activities such as concerts and sporting events. Duquesne has 19 D1 sports teams; students enjoy free tickets to most games. 

Ask any graduating Duquesne senior how they feel about the next step in their lives and you’ll hear the same answer: “Prepared.” We’ll make sure you gain the professional confidence, impressive experience, and powerful networks you need to get a running start on a meaningful career.  Our graduates work in leading companies, nonprofits and public institutions such Cleveland Clinic, Deloitte, FedEx, North Allegheny School District, Johns Hopkins Healthcare, PNC, PPG, UPMC and Upper St. Clair School District. Approximately 30 percent go on to graduate school in fields such as health, business, education, law and other disciplines.

Duquesne alumni number more than 100,000 strong and live and work in every state and in many countries around the world. Members of this tightly knit, well-organized network make an impact on virtually every profession and can provide valuable professional contacts to students and new graduates. 


Mission Statement

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
  • Profound concern for moral and spiritual values
  • Maintaining an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity
  • Service to the Church, the community, the nation, and the world