Duquesne University was founded by Rev. Joseph Strub on Oct 1, 1878. It is the world’s only Spiritan university and has gained a worldwide reputation for excellence in professional and liberal education. This university holds the distinction of being one of the first universities to admit minorities and women. The mascot for Duke University is “Dukes”, the popular version of the original “Marquis”.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Popular Programs and Degrees Online
Duquesne offers master’s in the following online programs: educational studies, health sciences, music education, nursing, and leadership. The online bachelor’s programs include: behavioral science, computers systems technology, humane leadership, organizational leadership and professional communication. In addition, the university also offers doctoral programs in nursing.
The university website has a net price calculator. The university has a loan program that will assist students in availing federal loans or institutional loans such as Gaston, Powers, Alcoa, etc.
Awards and Recognition
- A top tier university among 1,600 American institutions surveyed by US News & World Report for 2012.
- One of the top 100 popular schools. Number 43 on the U.S. News 2012 Great Schools, Great Price list.
- In the 2012 U.S. News & World Report rankings, high school guidance counselors nationwide selected Duquesne as one of the top 125 undergraduate schools in the country. Duquesne tied with DePaul University as being among the top 15 Catholic schools chosen by the counselors.
- One of the nation’s top 200 business programs according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 Best Business Programs. Duquesne was listed as No. 184 of 386 business schools honored.
- Included in the 2012 Princeton Review’s The Best 376 Colleges, which profiles only 15 percent of American and Canadian colleges. Duquesne’s best rating is as a member of the Fire Safety Rating Honor Roll. It was chosen as one of 17 colleges from 1,106 institutions reviewed, to receive the highest possible score (99) in fire safety, a measurement of how well prepared a college is to prevent or respond to fires in campus residence halls.
- Best in the Northeast, one of only 220 institutions chosen by The Princeton Review for its 2012 rankings.
- Included for the sixth year in The Princeton Review’s 2012 edition of The Best 294 Business Schools for the Donahue Graduate School of Business, with an emphasis on sustainability and business ethics.
- Listing as one of America’s most environmentally responsible schools for a second year in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges.
- John Clayton – Writer and Reporter for ESPN
- Tom Atkins – Actor
- Terry McGovern – Television Actor, Radio Personality, Voice-over Specialist and Acting Instructor
- Jesse Joyce – Comedian and Writer
- Mark Madden – World Championship Wrestling Commentator and Writer
- Bobby Vinton – Singer
- Joe Beimel – MLB Pitcher
- Norm Nixon – NBA
- Donald A. Bailey
- Father James Cox
- General Michael V. Hayden – Former Director of the CIA
- Catherine Baker Knoll – Former Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
- Bud Shuster - Pennsylvania Representative
- Thomas Patrick Melady and Art Rooney - United States ambassadors
Source: Wikipedia, duq.edu