Duquesne University Reviews

  • 53 Reviews
  • Pittsburgh (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $39,992
77% of 53 students said this degree improved their career prospects
87% of 53 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 11/5/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit was the best institution for me to possible be able to attend for my undergraduate career. Residence Life made me feel like my concerns were met and my academic advisors and professors, along with tutoring services made me feel like I could achieve any goal that I set for myself. Professors were always willing to set up meeting to discuss papers who exams, and staff members were flexible and made sure that I knew they were there to help me."
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2019
"I enjoyed my time at Duquesne due to the quality of instruction provided, location of the campus, and opportunities provided to me. Duquesne allowed me to grow as a future educator and professors were always available and encouraging. The small class sizes were beneficial to me and my future career. You get the feel of being in the city but are also secluded while on campus. Since the campus is smaller, everything is close by and walks to class are not time-consuming. Duquesne prepared me for my career and had me in a variety of schools throughout my time there."
Calli Palmer
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"I absolutely loved attending Duquesne University. Though Duquesne is a religious, private institution, it is a very warm and welcoming place. I always felt like even though I was not Catholic, it did not matter. I also met some of the best people I have ever known and found a love and respect for higher education which then pushed me onto a path to pursue higher education for my own career. The staff, faculty and administration are all extremely nice and want to see students succeed. If you are looking for a university in a city that has plenty of things to do and allows you to be in the heart of it all, this is the perfect place to be."
Jared Bonawitz
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2019
  • Degree: Information Systems
"Duquesne is a great school, with very challenging curriculum. Pittsburgh is a very popular area for health sciences and business majors, providing many opportunities for internships and post graduate employment. One thing to note is the tuition. It is quite high, but the upside is 95% of the people I graduated with had a job secured before our graduation date. The companies in the area have high respect for Duquesne and actively recruit from the school. The health sciences programs (nursing, PT, OT, and pharmacy) are top notch, so be prepared for extremely hard classes. I graduated from the business school, and can attest that the classes were challenging, but very rewarding. The culture of the campus is based on the catholic religion, so a lot of your general education classes will have a focus on it. It is just something you have to be okay with if you choose to attend a catholic school. Regarding diversity, I will say it is not a very diverse campus. However, the education I received outweighed the student debt I took on. Pittsburgh is a great city, too, and is a good option for young people to explore. I wouldn't consider it a major city like Boston, Chicago. and New York, but that is what makes it a great place to branch out. It still has the city vibe, but is also a very family oriented and overall safe city to be in. There are always sporting events, concerts, and endless breweries and restaurants to visit. Because it is a smaller school, I got much more 1 on 1 time with my professors. I majored in IT, so many of my classes were really challenging due to the learning curve from high school to college. However, I have actually used what I learned in my job now, which is not something you hear everyone say."
Tara Shipe
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2019
"Duquesne University School of Nursing provided me with a great deal of knowledge and opportunities. Duquesne University is in the heart of Pittsburgh and has incredible clinical opportunities. UPMC is a world renowned health care network and is ranked one of the best hospitals in the United States. They work on ground breaking research, procedures and technology to enhance the care that we provide our patients. It was an honor to have clinical at these facilities and work side by side with those providing this care. Besides clinical, students are taught by highly educated staff members, many who have obtained their masters and/or doctorate degrees. They have an immense amount of insight in various areas on nursing and they provide students with this knowledge. They expect students to work hard to achieve their goals, but they work just as hard with them. Professors are available if students have any questions or concerns and are always willing to help. Although my graduating class was a large class, professors got to know each and every one of us. This ensured that we would not slip through the cracks. This also aided in the relationships that students had with each other. We were a very tight knit group, who still keep in touch to this day. This enable us to work together in order to succeed. Duquesne University is an amazing university and I would highly recommend to anyone."
Professor Peej
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Duquesne talks a great game but unfortunately doesn't deliver. Looking specifically for a doctoral program that focused on Nursing education I applied. They state they have a concentration in nursing ed and forensic nursing but it turns out that they really don't. And you have to arrange all of your own clinical experiences? Really a huge disadvantage! Tuition is very high and with the recent reorganization things are a bit muddled. Withdrew my app at my earliest convenience and have NO regrets. Choose carefully. The name isn't what it used to be."
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2018
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"I cannot say enough negative things about the PA program here. The ENTIRE class said the only competent professor is A. - every other professor is completely clueless. The program director is always MIA and unapproachable when she is around. The staff is catty, epitomize passive aggressiveness, unwilling to help when help is requested. So catty, they did exit interviews and everyone was too afraid to voice their actual opinions for fear we would not be able to graduate. A. is the only one that actually taught us and EVERYTHING else was self-taught. The staff is just unqualified and none of them even practice anymore. Totally unorganized. They literally added on another rotation a month before graduation that was mandatory to graduate. Half of their rotations were a complete waste of time, but they kept them because they couldnt get anything else. Yet when we tried to get our own rotations (only to attempt to improve our own learning experience), they yelled at us. Every day I wish I went somewhere else."
  • Reviewed: 4/19/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"My decision to attend Duquesne University was by far the worst decision of my life. The first year of the program was wonderful, however, they experienced a leadership change that has desimmated the ability of the school to provide a quality education. If you are looking to spend a lot of money and be left to educate yourself, find clinical sites without assistance (which most of them are deemed unacceptable by the professors) and work with a faculty that is engaged in making your student experience exceptionally awful, then Duquesne is the place for you!"
Anastasia Geonnotti
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2018
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"Duquesne University is an amazing opportunity for education. While I attended school there, I was invested in learning and the teachers were fully invested in teaching. This was something that was very important for me because I am dedicated to learning how to become an amazing teacher. I was a student in the Undergraduate School of Education and within my time there I learned so much about myself, the school and teaching. Being a student there was amazing because the opportunities were endless. I would recommend any student to look at this university if they are dedicated to learning and being apart of an amazing campus. The school as a whole has so much energy and life. There are endless ways to be involved and countless opportunities to learn more about so many things. Duquesne University taught me so much about myself. Any student will be happy with their decision to go there!"
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Good first year experience with classes, became more difficult as I progressed into doing only research"
  • Reviewed: 6/2/2017
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Not really recommended at least until they become more prominent in the area. They are in the middle of a huge health system and because they do NOT have any good relationship, it is extremely difficult to set up contracts once the school is mentioned. Even offices 4+ hours away have no good comments on the school. they are EXTREMELY disorganized, their on-campus is a JOKE (no skills, just clustered chaos). The instructors are very unorganized, they do not hold them to the standards of the students, they are very inconsistent. Look elsewhere! You are only paying for the name and the "catholic" (only they aren't considered religious enough to reap the benefits as an employer as being a "religious institution") tuition is extremely outrageous for the rushed, unorganized and non valuable 'education""
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Mathematics
"Attendinf Duquesne University was an amazing experience. The professors were excited and helpful. My classmates were quality individuals."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"Duquesne University was a wonderful school for accounting. The professors were dedicated and resourceful, and the classes prepared me for the CPA Exam."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: History
"This was definitely a program where you get out what you put in. In other words, it's a program where students can coast through, but as a result end up with a superficial and cursory education. But there are resources for students who want to branch out from or delve deeper into the course offerings, and that will maximize the value of the degree."
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: Education
"Duquesne University offers a unique experience as it is located just outside of downtown Pittsburgh. You get the city life, without having to actually live in the city. The university has recently put energy into reviving and renovating campus dorms and the dining experience. Everyone is able to experience the updated dorms, as the university has worked on freshman, sophomore, and upperclassmen living centers. Not only is Duquesne providing students with better living and eating areas, it offers a plethora of academic opportunities. As an Education major, studying abroad was never on my radar. That is until I realized Duquesne offered Spring Break Aways and student teaching abroad. Most education majors cannot study abroad without having to take an extra semester, Duquesne allowed me to study abroad without having to take an extra semester. Amazing location, renovated living spaces for all classes, and unique opportunities make Duquesne a fantastic choice."
Jessica Lasky
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2017
  • Degree: Journalism
"I loved the community of Duquesne, but the above average cost without being able to earn a professional job afterwords has affected my opinion. Overall my time on campus was amazing, and I loved my classes and teachers, but I am unsatisfied with my life since leaving the university."
Rachel Sweetnich
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2017
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Duquesne in general is an excellent university. When I entered the physical therapy program, I committed myself to six years of being on the same campus. People often asked me how I was going to survive staying in the same place for so long, but the answer always seemed easy to me. I fell in love with Duquesne the moment I stepped foot onto campus. I fell more in love when I met fellow physical therapy students and the physical therapy faculty. I have found a home in the physical therapy program at Duquesne. Not only are the faculty extremely knowledgeable, but they genuinely care about each and every student. I value the education I have received thus far, and I look forward to what is to come. I would not hesitate to recommend Duquesne University or their physical therapy program to anyone I meet."
  • Reviewed: 2/3/2017
  • Degree: Information Systems
"I truly enjoyed attending Duquesne University. I believe the program aligned with the industry market energetic, and provided me with the knowledge and skills that prepared me to take the next step in my career. I would recommend Duquesne to any one."
Anisha Patel
  • Reviewed: 2/2/2017
  • Degree: Teaching
"I'm happy with my decision to go to this small, but academically strong Catholic schooling system. It is much different than most people at my high school would ever go to, most settling at WVU. But I've had such an amazing time meeting new people and experiencing this new part of my life right in the city of Pittsburgh! It's even better because you don't feel the intimidation and rush of actually being in the city, but still can enjoy the sights and sounds. Another thing, going to Duquesne puts you in the middle of about 4 other main schools, making it easy to make new friends and connections for the field you are studying in. It gives us opportunities to be involved in events held at other schools and broadens our ability to learn and succeed. Small classes and a smaller, more compact campus, calls for a closer relationship you could have with your professors and even your peers. Not that it's anything like high school, but it's nice to ask for help and be remembered by name."
Charlene DeRito
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2017
  • Degree: Counseling
"When accepted to Duquesne University, I was exploring my options and figured I would take a chance. When I was brought in for an interview and then learned of my acceptance, I couldn't be more excited. I reached out to Alumna who I knew among my colleagues and they were helpful with their insights. I have had wonderful experiences with all professors in the program so far. Each professor offers something different to the coursework and they challenge you to think for yourself while learning. Every course can be related to what you will experience while Counseling others in the outside world. Not only do you gain an education, learn from top Professors, but you learn a little more about yourself that you never knew about. Plus, the friendships you can make throughout the program no matter if you decide to graduate in 2 years, 2.5 years, or even 3 years they will last a life time. Everyone is supportive of each other and has the same goal, to graduate and make an impact in the lives of others."