It's time for bigger goals!

At Duquesne, we feel fortunate to be entrusted with your gifts and your goals. It's our responsibility and joy to help you dig into what you're good at, and discover why that's good for the world. You'll learn with and from students of diverse cultural, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds from across the United States and more than 50 countries. You'll take classes on a "best of both worlds campus," a park-like campus centrally located in Pittsburgh, with internships, culture, recreation, major league sports and more...all in one of the most livable cities in the US.

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 80 majors in nine schools open up a world of possibilities.

  • Business
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Law
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Natural & Environmental Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy

Life on Campus

Whether you choose to live on campus or commute, Duquesne will become your home away from home. Here you’ll become part of a tight-knit community as you study, work and socialize with fellow students, forming strong bonds and lifelong friendships.

Additional Information


Apply for special scholarships and check out our academic scholarship ranges.

Admissions Website

Learn more about applying to Duquesne. Email with any questions!





Deadline information

Application Options

  • Early Action 1: Applications completed by November 1; admission and financial aid notifications sent by December 1.
  • Early Action 2:  Applications completed by December 1; admission and financial aid notifications sent by January 15. (Applicants to the physician assistant program must apply by December 1).
  • Regular Decision: Applications completed by January 15; admission and financial aid notifications will be sent on a rolling basis after January 15.

Pro-tip: students who expect to earn advanced credit or want to present an improved or advanced profile should consider applying Early Action 2 or Regular Decision.

Rolling Admission: Admission and financial aid notifications are sent on a rolling basis after January 15 (based on available space). Transfers and freshmen may apply to start in fall, spring or summer terms at any time with rolling admissions.

Enrollment Deposit

Final day to confirm enrollment for 2022-23 academic year: May 1, 2022

Physician Assistant Studies applicants: Enrollment deposit due by the date indicated in your acceptance letter

Other Important Dates

FAFSA: Opens October 1, 2021. Duquesne's Federal School Code is 003258. 

Required Application Materials


Test Scores

  • Submit ALL official SAT and/or ACT scores. Duquesne University considers your highest section scores across all SAT test dates that you submit. Only your highest section scores will be considered in the admissions decision.
  • Test-Optional Admission is available for ALL programs

Test-Optional Admission

If you do not have SAT or ACT scores, or believe your scores do not reflect your academic achievement and ability to be successful at Duquesne, you may choose to apply as a Test-Optional candidate. We'll consider factors like high school curriculum, academic achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, extracurricular involvement and volunteer experience when determining who will benefit from a Duquesne education and contribute to our vibrant community of learners. Applicants considered for test-optional admission generally have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of enrollment.


  • One recommendation from an academic source is only required for health professions applicants.
  • Recommendations are optional for applicants to other programs.
  • Recommendations must be completed by a teacher or counselor.

You may choose one or both of the following to serve as recommendations:

  • Letter of Recommendation - A standard letter from a teacher or guidance counselor
  • Recommendation form - A printable PDF checklist serves as an alternative to a letter of recommendation.

Recommendations can be submitted via our application portal (after you've applied), mailed to the Office of Admissions or emailed to

Personal Essay

  • A Personal Essay is required for health professions applicants and should discuss the following: Tell us something unique about you, why you chose your particular health field major, and how you expect Duquesne University to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional goals. Please include any examples of your research, shadowing or volunteer experiences.
  • An essay is optional for applicants to other programs

Submit your essay via our application portal (after you've applied).

Financial Aid

A Duquesne degree is an investment in your future. The Office of Financial Aid can help you understand your options and the Office of Student Accounts will help you plan for success.

  • Net Price Calculator
  • 99% of freshmen receive some form of financial assistance
  • The average financial aid package (merit scholarships and financial aid) for first-time freshmen with demonstrated financial need during the 2019-2020 academic year was $29,372
  • Cost of Attendance
  • Graduation Rate (79%)

Additional Information