“Your talent is a seed; cultivate it, and in no time, you will harvest successMatshona Dhliwayo, Zimbabwean philosopher

Duquesne University will feel like your second home, whether you live on campus or commute. As you study, work, and hang out with other students, you’ll become part of a close-knit community and make friends for life.

As a student at Duquesne, you’ll have a lot of options. You’ll get more out of your time if you join a student group, work out at the Power Center, get one-on-one tutoring for hard classes, or use the Center for Career Development to look for a job.

Living on campus is both an exciting and challenging part of college. About two-thirds of full-time undergraduate students at Duquesne live on campus. They do this in places called Living Learning Centres.

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The Office of Residence Life has a staff of highly trained Resident Directors, Assistant Resident Directors, and Resident Assistants who live on campus and help these students every day (24 hours a day, in fact). Among their duties are the following:

  •  Assisting students with their personal and school problems
  • Putting policies into place, Making programs easier
  • Making referrals
  • Giving out information about services and events on campus

A Safe Campus

Pittsburgh is always named one of the safest cities in the United States. The Department of Public Safety at Duquesne University is committed to making the campus a safe place for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. They do this by preventing crime and spreading safety awareness. The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police have only approved nine colleges and universities in the state. The people working for Duquesne University Public Safety wear cameras on their bodies that record video and sound. They hire police officers, security guards, and other helpers to:

  • Provide safety and enforce the law
  • Stop crime and make people more aware of safety
  • Systems and services for security


On campus, every effort is made to find and stop dangerous situations. But in an emergency, there are several ways to talk to people and provide services to make the campus safer.

  • DU Alert sends voice and text messages to cell phones and landline phones in an emergency.
  • A tone and voice message will tell people what kind of emergency there is when an outside warning system is set off.
  • Code Blue There are phones all over campus that connect automatically to a Police Communications Operator
  • Emergency Several buildings on campus have Duress Alarms that link up with Public Safety.


On campus, there is an Escort Service that ensures all Duquesne University community members are safe when they go to or from their car, residence hall, academic building, or office.

Policy on Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination Based on Gender

As a Catholic and Spiritan University, one way Duquesne serves God by serving its students is by caring deeply about moral and spiritual values. To keep these ideals alive, the University enforces the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, which teaches students be good citizenship principles, act appropriately and be self-disciplined. Any sexual misconduct, whether verbal, nonverbal, or physical, won’t be okay.

Fun on Campus

The self-contained campus at Duquesne and the city of Pittsburgh, one of the best places to live in the United States, offers students a lot of ways to take a break from their studies and relax. There are always student events and things to do on campus where you can hang out with friends and meet new people.

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Duquesne Program Council

 The Duquesne Program Council is run by students and is in charge of bringing comedians, concerts, movies, lectures, and other cultural and fun events to the Duquesne campus.

The U.S. NiteSpot is a popular place with lots of ways to have fun. It is on the first floor of the Union.

When people give their time to Duquesne University Volunteers’ service projects, they not only make a positive impact in the others lives, but they also get to share this special experience with their peers and strengthen or make new friendships.

Off campus, Duquesne students are close to all the great places to eat, shop, and have fun in downtown Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. Pittsburgh has many arts and culture venues, from the symphony to the Andy Warhol museum. With Pittsburgh’s reputation as the “City of Champions,” there are many Sports & Fitness activities to choose from. There are thousands of animals at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, including 22 species in danger of going extinct. Kennywood Park is one of the oldest and most popular amusement parks in the United States.

 Duquesne is dedicated to giving students the best education possible, even though times are changing. Students will always be able to work with Duquesne faculty in their chosen programs and majors, either in person, through a hybrid arrangement, or from a distance.

COVID-19 pandemic

Even though Duquesne’s faculty and staff are hopeful that things will get back to normal, they are still being careful. They are using what they have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic to make sure that students can keep making academic progress in a safe environment. Some of the physical changes that were made to make the campus safer will stay.

The educational environment at Duquesne continues to thrive because it is centered on learning, creative expression, and academic research. It also allows scholars to freely share their ideas with each other.

Note: Tuition is different for each school and program.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Tuition for 2022-2023

The figures shown below apply to the 2022-2023 academic year only, unless otherwise indicated.  Full-time rates apply to a semester course load of 12-18 credits per term, except Doctor of Pharmacy students in years 3 through 6. Per credit charges apply in semester course loads under 12 credits, which is considered part-time. Course levels greater than 18 credits are charged the full-time rate plus a per credit charge for each credit in excess of 18.The University reserves the right to change tuition and fee charges if circumstances require such action.

Rate 1

Arts, Business, Education, Biomedical Engineering, Health Sciences Special Status, Pharmacy Special Status, Health Management Systems, Nursing, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Spiritan Division



Per Credit

Undergraduate Tuition



Rate 2

Health Sciences, Healthcare Supply Chain Management (Pharmacy)



Per Credit

Undergraduate Tuition



Rate 3

Pre Professional Pharmacy (Years 1-2)



Per Credit

Undergraduate Tuition



Rate 4




               Per Credit

                               Undergraduate Tuition



Rate 5

Pharm.D. (Fulltime students are billed at the per credit rate during years 3-6)



Per Credit

Undergraduate Tuition



Rate 5

Nursing 2nd degree*


(Fall, Spring, Summer Cohort)


Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

$58,590 + $3,500 fee

     12 month option

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

   $58,596 + $3,620 fee*

16 month option1 selected prior to program start

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

$63,447 + $3,620 fee*

16 month option 2 selected prior to program start


Application (non-refundable)


Matriculation Deposit (non-refundable)


Residence Hall Pre-Payment (non-refundable)


Credit by Examination for each semester hour for recognition of proficiency of course credit

(See Registration and Academic Policies)


New Student Fee**


International Services Fee***


Law School Fee (per semester)


Continuing Registration Fee


Enjoyment of Music Course Fee

$ 35

Music School Private Lesson Fee (non Music majors)


Master of Library Science and Technology – Fee per course


Undergraduate Pharmacy Student Activities (for Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Year Students and billed each semester)


Nursing Technology Fee: Freshman (Billed Fall only)


Nursing Technology Fee: Sophomore (Billed Fall only)


Nursing Technology Fee: Junior (Billed Fall only)


Nursing Technology Fee: Senior (Billed Fall only)


Second Degree Nursing Technology Fee (Billed Fall and Spring, $1,750 per term)


Decelerated Second Degree Nursing Technology Fee (billed for the additional semester of study)


BME/BSN Year 4 (Billed Fall only)


BME/BSN Year 5 (Billed Fall only)


MSN & PMC Forensic Nursing and Nursing Education (per semester)


MSN Adult Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

(per semester)


PMC Adult Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

(per semester)


MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

(per semester)


PMC Psychiartric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (per semester)


MSN Family Nurse Practitioner (per semester)


PMC Family Nurse Practitioner (per semester)


Tuition Remission/Tuition Exchange Administrative Fee – Full time Undergraduate (12-18 credits) per term


Tuition Remission/Tuition Exchange Administrative Fee – Part time students per credit

(excluding law students)


*All second degree nursing students are billed a $3,500 technology fee divided between the fall and spring terms. Students in the 16 month programs are billed an additional $120 technology fee for the additional semester of study.

**This is a one-time fee for all new undergraduate students (freshmen and transfer). It is used to cover the costs and opportunities (programming, communications, materials, etc.) associated with student transition to Duquesne University.

*** This is a one-time fee charged to all new international graduate students . It is used to cover the cost of international student orientation, immigration services, and the international student support services.

Testing Fees

Testing fees apply to the 2022-2023 academic year.

English Language Placement Testing (ESL): $50.00 (one-time fee).

Summer Tuition

Summer tuition is calculated on a per credit basis. See the Per Credit Rate column in the Tuition and Fees section for the rate that applies to the school in which you are enrolled.

Auditing a Course

The cost for auditing a course is the same as the per credit cost of a course.