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Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Duquesne University chapel adjoins the "Old Main" administration building. credit: Alekjds 22:25, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
5,851 Undergraduates
74% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Mostly Women
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
Duquesne University
Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15282
(412) 396-6000
www.duq.edu

Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit, also known simply as Duquesne University, is a private, Catholic university located in the urban setting of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is one of the top 120 institutions of higher learning in the United States. Fr. Joseph Strub and the Holy Ghost Fathers founded the university in 1878. In 1911, it became the first Catholic college in Pennsylvania to gain university status. Today, it sits on 50 acres of land. Its motto is “Spiritus est qui vivificat” or “It is the Spirit that gives life,” and it is affiliated with the Roman Catholic church. About 80 percent of students are either from the state of Pennsylvania or nearby states. Notable alumni include Dan Rooney, who was chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Former Director of the National Security Agency General Michael Hayden, basketball player Norm Nixon, current team owner and member of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Chip Ganassi, Former Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania Catherine Baker Knoll and Judge Janice M. Holder. The school’s colors are red and blue, its mascot is the Duke and its teams are called the Dukes. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division I – A-10, NEC, and varsity sports offered include men’s football, basketball, cross country, soccer and tennis, and women’s basketball, swimming, rowing and outdoor track and field.

Location

Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. As of 2017, a population of 305,704 lives within the city limits, making it the 63rd-largest city in the U.S. The metropolitan population of 2,353,045 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania , and the 26th-largest in the U.S. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

96

restaurants score

Students
37%

Men

63%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

83%

Live On Campus

324

New Transfer Students

Admissions
74%

Acceptance Rate

27%

Enrollment Yield

1055-1230

SAT Range

7,655

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$28,930

Typical Cost

$36,394

Average Tuition

99%

Recieve Financial Aid

96%

Have Loans

$24,247

Median Debt

Academics
13.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

98

Doctorates Awareded

Biology

Top Major

1

National Academy Members

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, more than 30 active chapters on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Northeast Conference

Basketball Conference:

Atlantic 10 Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Atlantic 10 Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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