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Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Duquesne University

Private 4 Year

About Duquesne University

Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit (/djuːˈkeɪn/) is a private Catholic university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded by members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne first opened its doors as the Pittsburgh Catholic College of the Holy Ghost in October 1878 with an enrollment of 40 students and a faculty of six. In 1911, the college became the first Catholic university in Pennsylvania. It is the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the world. It is named for an 18th century governor of New France, Michel-Ange Duquesne de Menneville.

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Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15282, Allegheny County

Duquesne University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2024 Best Colleges in America

#197 of 6828

2024 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania

#9 of 361

2024 Top Religious Colleges in Pennsylvania

#2 of 66

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at Duquesne University is Medical followed by Business Management, Education, Biomedical and Journalism.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Duquesne University within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 6 years

Notable Alumni