Duquesne University

600 Forbes Avenue

Duquesne University is a private, coeducational university located on a bluff above downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1878 as a Catholic college by the Order of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne is the largest and most comprehensive Catholic university in Pennsylvania, and the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the world.

Duquesne is consistently ranked among America's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and a tradition of academic excellence. A coeducational university on a self-contained campus with dramatic views of Pittsburgh's skyline and rivers, the university has students representing nearly every state in the union and 80 nations.

Duquesne has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, and 87 percent of incoming freshman are drawn from the top half of their high school class. Duquesne offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in natural and environmental sciences, leadership, business, nursing, health sciences, pharmacy, law, education, music, and the liberal arts.

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, through profound concern for moral and spiritual values, through the maintenance of an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and through service to the Church, the community, the nation, and the world.


Julie Lam

Sunday, April 8, 2018
I am an alumni of Duquesne’s school of nursing. Class of 2007. I have been to other schools for graduate work in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas. I have to say that overall Duquesne’s program was very good. It set a good foundation but most of all they wore organized, had simulation rooms and blackboard years before. They definitely tried to stay competitive. The instructors were good and cared about delivering good content. Of course there were 1 or 2 who were not as good as other teachers. Campus was always clean. Dorms could have been better at the time. I always felt safe. Parking garages available for semester long fee. It was a quality education. Tuition was high.

george scott

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
I love it. The Counselor Education and Supervision Professors and the School of Education are the absolute best on the planet. I'm waiting on my red ring to come in the mail. Excellent University

Jackie Nekich

Sunday, April 29, 2018
My granddaughter is attending Duquesne and is receiving a quality education. Very pleased.

mark daniels

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
Excellent university, emphasizes spiritual and philosophical dimensions of education. Campus is beautiful, students motivated, nursing program exceptional. highly recommend. Check out Duquesne before committing anywhere else.

Charles Vine

Monday, April 24, 2017
I got my MBA here a long, long time ago and I still miss the place. It was a real dump back then but the professors and the people I met were more than worth it. Trust me, the campus is much nicer now. I transferred in from Penn State, Main...and it was the best decision I ever made. Just luck, I suppose.

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