Duquesne University Reviews

  • 53 Reviews
  • Pittsburgh (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $38,178
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: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: History
"It is a Catholic college in the downtown of a great city. The coursework was interesting, and the facilities were very good. I really enjoyed working with my advisor."
Nensha Kay
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2016
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"School was ok. I think I would have benefited from going to another institution. School is not really diverse. At all. I understand that diversity is within all aspects, but even minimal aspects of diversity were not expressed. Not even among the faculty and professors."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Chemistry
"I was able to participate in undergraduate research and gain valuable experience working in a professors lab. The class sizes were small enough that my professors knew me by name."
Samantha Tamburro
  • Reviewed: 8/15/2015
  • Degree: Law
"I entered the program as an non-traditional student. The Law school's reputation for pioneering the evening law program nationally was a major part of my decision to attend this law school. I was a little disappointed that the day-time traditional student seemed to be the focus of the law school. The evening program at times is overlooked and undervalued. I do believe that the majority of the staff definitely works hard to accommodate the evening students and include us in as many activities as possible.The overall experience has been very rewarding."
Carissa Belles
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2015
  • Degree: Forensic Science
"The pros of the Forensic Science and Law graduate program at Duquesne University include the following: accelerated five year program, adjunct professors, required research "thesis", supporting staff, and heavily based science courses. The cons of the Forensic Science and Law graduate program at Duquesne University include the following: curriculum does not include medical terminology or Anatomy and Physiology (for those who are interested in branching into the healthcare field) and it is hard to find a job (not the programs fault - just the career choice)."
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
"I loved Duquesne's campus and location in downtown Pittsburgh. Class sizes were small so I could have a personal relationship with all of my professors and they knew me by name. I was able to take part in undergraduate research in a chemistry lab and receive a lot of hands on experience to prepare me for graduate school, as well as some publications. However, I felt that my chemistry classes did not fully prepare me for the level of graduate school classes (although I think they've redone their curriculum since then). I'm glad I chose Duquesne - it was a great experience for me."
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"The first three years are all background information and general electives so the classes can be pretty boring. Once you enter the professional phase the course load becomes much harder but also more interesting."
Richard-Tyler Jones
  • Reviewed: 5/27/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The curriculum is hard but excellent, the professors are excellent. Top-notch for education. Cons are the non- transparencies in financial needs.Financial services are the worst I have ever encountered in my college years. Also getting academic help is practically non-existent you have to beg and grovel for help and still do not get any help. For being a summa cum laude, they have no help or endowment for me. For a Catholic college, they are not generous to state side students, but sure put the money into international students. That is not right, I think money should be invested into the students from their own country according to academic and financial need. This has left a sour taste in my mouth for Duquesne."
Richard-Tyler Jones
  • Reviewed: 4/26/2015
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"It is a great school of learning, one of the best in the United States. It is downtown, so some of the surrounding areas can be questionable, as in any major city, but it is exciting. Campus safety is high, and campus police are present and often seen while walking the campus. There is a great diversity in the student body. The social life is tremendous if you can get away from the studies and your workload. Rent is high if living off campus, some areas are not a place I would consider living . Transportation is the bus line, parking on campus is extremely high. Financial aid is not as helpful or generous as other schools. It is very expensive to attend and Duquesne does not have deep pockets for students that are struggling financially. I get the impression it is a rich person's school."
Michele Harris
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2015
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Pros: Flexible weekend hours allow you to juggle school, family and a job Cons: Exams every weekend"
John Harvey
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2014
  • Degree: Philosophy
"The major pro is that the faculty are fine philosophers. A major con is the paucity of financial support."
Ashley Davis
  • Reviewed: 8/29/2014
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"Although I am very new to Duquesne University, I have found the quality of support and general care given to the students and their academic success to be far beyond my experiences at a larger colleges. Duquesne is a small community with close-knit departments and wide community outreach. Communication from administration and professors is quick and personal, providing great comfort in the reliability of staff recommendations and knowledge. The atmosphere on campus is quite relaxed and comfortable, finding that students prefer to spend free time studying outside on campus benches and/or facing the river from atop Duquesne's upper campus overlook. The School of Education and Financial Aid worked hard to make education more affordable for its students, and campus work opportunities are available to students with financial need. The beautiful campus is right in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh and has multiple options for transportation to class. That being said, I am a huge advocate of public transit, but Duquesne does not offer free or discounted public transportation for full-time students. Overall, I have been very pleased with my experience at Duquesne University. Campus is clean and comfortable, close to all main areas of Pittsburgh, the community in the school is small, careful, and reliable, and the education is specifically designed to give students the best education in preparing for a future career."
Annamarie Danylo
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2014
  • Degree: Law
"Duquesne is an amazing institution for my program of study. The biggest pro is the alumni network. Professionals in the area know of the quality of education, values, and knowledge that Duquesne students receive during their studies. The con of this program is the school's technology. The IT staff is not very helpful nor are the students fully aware of their technological capabilities on campus."
Ashley Williams
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2014
  • Degree: Music
"I loved attending Duquesne University! It is currently the top school in the state of PA for my specific major and continues to grow and evolve every year. The resources are up to date and you have access to 3 studios, 2 professional concert halls and 2 large apple computer labs. The Mary Pappert school of Music is also looking to add on over the next few years."
Ian Grecco
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2014
  • Degree: Law
"A private school with a small, individual feel located in the city. A lot of opportunities to network with people for a career while meeting new people every day."
Susan Neft
  • Reviewed: 6/18/2014
  • Degree: Communications
"The Affordability of Living rating does not apply to me. I generally take one class a term and it takes me about 52 hours to prepare for each class, far more than it should and it interferes with my work life. There is NO financial aid for graduate students through the school. As a result, the financial aid office will not even discuss the subject with me. They will not even discuss how I might find financial aid outside the school. The Corporate Communication classes are wonderful, amazingly interesting and fun. I feel as though I'm on vacation when I'm in class. The professors enhance the information with their experience and, as a 56 year old returning student with 35 years of various communications experience, they also ask for my opinion. The students treat me as just another student, even though I'm old enough to be a parent of most of them. The department has made my re-entry into university life easy helping with the explanation of technology changes in education from 1975 to 2011. The library staff has also been a big help to me with help for on-line and in library research for my program. I find far more pros going back to school within the program and only wish I had gone to Duquesne for my undergrad education. I find the cons in the financial aid department who are there to try to keep me in the university."
Shawn Conoboy
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2014
  • Degree: Religious Studies
"This is an excellent program that offers diversity and quality. I benefit in my ministry because of these studies."
Leila Zorzie
  • Reviewed: 5/11/2014
  • Degree: School Counseling
"This program has a great reputation and prestige. Most of the professors care about your success and are willing to help in academics or career advice as needed. The program does not aid its students in having a social life outside of academics, as many other programs do. It also gives limited support to students in research outside of classes. Overall it is a good program but could be improved in student support."
Michele Harris
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2014
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"The Duquesne Pharmacy weekend program is perfect for my schedule because it allows me to balance time with work, family and school. Class size is small (~35-40) compared to traditional pharmacy programs. There are not many extracurricular activities during the weekend so it is hard to get involved in campus activities. However, there are a number of activities and professional organizations to join for students who can adjust their work schedule during the week."
Abbey Guzek
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2014
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"I love Duquesne aside from parking and the costs."