History, Affiliations and Rankings
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 serve nearly 9,500 students. Duquesne University is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Duquesne’s ranked #143 in National Universities, #100 in Best Colleges for Veterans, #51 in Best Value Schools and #259 in Top Performers on Social Mobility.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The campus of Duquesne University is spread over 48 acres of land. The campus is located nearby of 18 miles to the Pittsburgh international airport. The University entails over 250 student organizations working towards different fields and causes. These organizations are free to join by the students of the university. The campus has a bookstore with a collection of books, magazines, clothing, and accessories. There is a Power Center on-campus where students can work out and stay fit. University has formed a student health advisory council on campus to assist any student in need of help. Duquesne University offers 85 undergraduate degrees and 90 master's, doctoral and professional degree programs. The University is composed of nine colleges devoted to various courses of study like pharmacy, natural sciences, law, business, education, nursing, and liberal arts. The University also offers 20 online programs and 20 postgraduate certificate programs. Various degrees are offered in the field of business management, arts and humanities, social sciences, law, computer science and many more. Some of the courses among these degrees are history, chemistry, accountancy and finance, physics and astronomy, psychology, and many more. Popular major courses that secured prominent rankings include natural sciences, accounting, finance, biological sciences, early childhood and training. The student population of the university comprises approximately 500 international students from more than 85 countries across the world.
Accomplishments and Alumni
A modestly-sized Catholic university in the heart of Pittsburgh, Duquesne offers students “small class sizes and a welcoming staff” along with good “financial aid and scholarship opportunities.” The university is especially renowned for its “strong health profession programs,”. The alumni network of the university is vast and the graduates are available in all the fields possible. Some of the renowned alumni are John Clayton - Writer for ESPN, Tom Atkins – Writer, Terry McGovern – Actor, Chuck Cooper – Baseballer and Bobby Vinton - Singer.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Duquesne has a strong commitment to diversity. It is seen every day in our community of nearly 9,500 students representing every state, 80+ countries, and diverse backgrounds and experiences. The university has a Center for career development centre helps students in exploring career options. The campus contains a varied range of cultures coming from different parts of the world which makes the campus the best for career growth. Career fairs and connections with employers made by universities and alumni help the students in getting jobs faster and with ease.