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Duquesne University

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About Duquesne University

One of the nation's top Catholic universities , Duquesne University provides a well-rounded education that will challenge you academically while nourishing your spiritual and ethical development. Founded more than 130 years ago by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the United States. This means we share in the Spiritans' values and are deeply committed to:

  • Educational excellence
  • Moral and spiritual values
  • An ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity
  • Service to the Church, the community, the nation and the world

Campus information

The university offers one or more of over 180 recognized student organizations is an excellent way to create new experiences and friendships at Duquesne. Whether you enjoy coordinating events, participating in campus governance, sports clubs or community engagement activities, there is something for everyone. Students who choose to be active in campus organizations enhance their college experience and further develop skills that complement those learned in the classroom.

Duquesne University has five residence halls and one apartment complex. Assumption Hall was the first residential hall on Duquesne's campus which built in the 1950s can contain 300 residents. Freshman dormitories include St. Ann's Hall and St. Martin's Hall, which were opened in the 1960s. The largest dormitory facility is Duquesne Towers, which houses 1,200 students, including Greek organizations. Other facilities include Vickroy Hall, built in 1997, and Brottier Hall, which was formerly an apartment complex before its purchase by the university in 2004.

Duquesne University is situated in the heart of Pittsburgh, a vibrant and safe city that has been recognized world-wide for its livability, welcoming atmosphere and professional opportunity.


Freshmen and Sophomores attending Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit are required to live on campus or with their parents or guardians.

Those who have not yet achieved junior status or who have not completed the equivalent of four full semesters of academic work are required to reside in University housing.

Exceptions to the campus residency policy may be granted to students under certain conditions. The eight (8) conditions that can exempt a student from the campus residency policy are:

  • Completion of four semesters of full time academic work;
  • Residing with parents or legal guardian;
  • Enrollment as a part-time student;
  • Students who are married;
  • Students with one or more dependent children in their custody;
  • Students who are military veterans who completed at least two years of full-time, active military service;
  • Students over the age of 21;
  • Students with physical or psychological circumstances such that the University cannot provide appropriate housing.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 3 Business, Management 7


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