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Admission Information for International Students

Choosing which university to attend is a major

decision. After all, your university years will be

some of the most memorable and influential of

your entire life. At Duquesne (wondering how to

pronounce that? it’s doo-kane), you’ll receive

a great education in a supportive and culturally

diverse environment, and learn alongside other

talented students who are ready to make the

world a better place.

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“Why Duquesne?”

Your home away from home.

The Duquesne difference.

Attend a university recognized for its

outstanding academic and research

programs, as well as value.
 

•  Ranked No. 119 in U.S. News & World

    Report’s Best Colleges rankings
 

•  Ranked No. 42 on U.S. News & World

    Report’s 2018 Great Schools, Great

    Prices list of schools nationwide

    providing students with the No. 40 best value


•  Named among the Best 382 Colleges

    by Princeton Review, which only

    profiles about 15 percent of America’s

    2,500 four-year universities


•  Listed at No. 131 among research

   universities on Forbes Magazine’s Top

   Colleges for 2017 


•  Designated as No. 96 on Kiplinger’s list

    of the country’s No. 40 best value in private

    universities
 

•  Selected among the 25 least expensive

    private schools in the nation according

    to the National Center for Education

    Statistics

For more Duquesne rankings:               

“My experience at Duquesne has been great. From the day I arrived and during the whole application process, I felt so welcome. The campus is beautiful and the people are just so friendly!”
 

Yiran Jiang, China
Pharm.D. alumna

Duquesne by the numbers.
 

Study, be involved, and expand your

network at a top-tier national university.
 

Once on campus, you’ll join other students

just like yourself, eager to learn and to

discover who they are. There’s something

for you inside and out of the classroom

that will make your time at Duquesne

special and worthwhile.

of our freshmen say that Duquesne was their top choice

“Duquesne University

has provided me with the

means to develop myself

as an individual. I have

grown tremendously in

many aspects of life during

my time at Duquesne.” 
 

Nearly 9,500 students 
 

80 undergraduate programss 
 

85 graduate programs 
 

9 schools of study:
 

•  6,000 undergraduate
•  3,500 graduate
 

•  McAnulty College of Liberal Arts

•  Bayer School of Natural and

   Environmental Sciences
•  A.J. Palumbo School of Business

   Administration
•  School of Education
•  School of Law
•  School of Nursing
•  Rangos School of Health Sciences
•  Mary Pappert School of Music
•  Mylan School of Pharmacy
•  And also our Biomedical Engineering

    program

14:1 student/faculty ratio
 

Average class size: 28 students
 

3,900 students live on campus,

including 85% of freshmen and

sophomores

17 NCAA Division I Intercollegiate

Sports (6 men’s, 11 women’s)

250+ student organizations, including

 the International Student Organization

(ISO), Asian Student Organization,

Latin American Student Association,

and Union of African Students. Learn

more at duq.edu/life-at-duquesne/

student-organizations.

Samih Nassif, Colombia
Biochemistry Alumnus -

Current medical student

in Boston
 

A world of possibilities.
 

At Duquesne, you’ll discover an undergraduate major that’s a perfect fit for you:

• 3-3 Early Admissions Law
• Accounting
• Athletic Training
• Binary Engineering (Physics/Engineering)
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Biomedical Engineering
• Business—General
• Chemistry
• Classical Civilizations
• Classical Greek
• Classical Languages
• Classical Latin
• Communication Studies
• Computer Science
• Corporate Communication
• Digital Media Arts
• Economics (Business)
• Economics (Liberal Arts)
• Education Early Level Program (PK–4)
• Education Middle Level Program (4–8)
• Education—Undecided
• English
• Entrepreneurship
• Environmental Chemistry
• Environmental Science
• Finance
• Forensic Science and Law—MS
• Health Management Systems
• History
• Information Systems Management
• Integrated Marketing Communication
• International Business
• International Relations
• International Security Studies
• Journalism—Multiplatform
• Liberal Arts Self-Designed Major
• Management
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Modern Languages
• Music—BA
• Music Education
• Music Performance

• Music Technology
• Music Therapy
• Music with Elective Studies in Business
• Nursing
• Nursing—RN-BSN
• Nursing—Second Degree
• Occupational Therapy—OTD
• Pharmacy—PharmD
• Philosophy
• Physical Therapy—DPT
• Physician Assistant Studies—MPAS
• Physics
• Political Science
• Pre-Law
• Pre-Medical
• Psychology
• Rhetoric
• Secondary Education—English (7–12)
• Secondary Education—Latin (7–12)
• Secondary Education—Mathematics (7–12)
• Secondary Education—Social Studies

  (7–12)
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Speech-Language Pathology—MS
• Sports Information and Media
• Sports Marketing
• Strategic Public Relations and Marketing
• Supply Chain Management
• Theater Arts
• Theology

Minors are available for students in some schools. Minors include African Studies, Art History, Film Studies, Jewish Studies, Modern Languages, Music, Theater Arts, Web Design, and Women’s and Gender Studies. 

Programs subject to change. The

Undergraduate Catalog is the official

university and major program catalog of entry.

For all of Duquesne’s

undergraduate programs:

duq.edu/majors

Our grads go to work

for leading companies,

nonprofits, and public

institutions. A few big

names include:

Alcoa

American Eagle Outfitters

BNY Mellon

Cleveland Clinic

CVS Caremark

Deloitte

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Ernst & Young

ESPN

GNC

Google

GlaxoSmithKline

Kraft Heinz Company

Mylan

Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Symphony

Orchestra

Pixar Animation Studios

PNC Financial Services

PPG Industries

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Sony Computer Entertainment

Teach for America

UPMC

U.S. Army

U.S. Steel

Preparing you for a promising future.

Succeed in the classroom and wherever life takes you after graduation.

Our professors are more than teachers. They are

world-renowned scholars. Researchers. Mentors.

They’ll provide solid guidance as you take

courses in a wide variety of subjects, and will

share industry knowledge as you pursue your

chosen major.
 

Duquesne’s Center for Career Development is

the perfect resource to research and prepare

for an internship, or for a new job that will set

your career in the right direction. The center’s

staff will provide career counseling, teach job

search skills, and connect you with professional 

networking opportunities. Visit duq.edu/career-

development.

Our graduates have found career success in jobs such as:
 

Head of Investment Promotion, Ministry of

Economic Development – Honduras
 

Senior Executive Director of Human

Resources, The Oman Convention &

Exhibition Centre – Oman
 

VP for Communications in High-Growth

European Markets at MasterCard – Russia
 

Vice President Marketing and Corporate

Communications at ADNOC Distribution  

– United Arab Emirates
 

Senior Vice President at Huntington

National Bank – U.S.A. 
 

Head of Marketing and Sales Operations at

Bayer HealthCare, Russia & CIS – Russia
 

Senior Vice President, Director of US and

Global Managed Markets Strategy at FCB

Advertising Agency – U.S.A.
 

Sales & Marketing Business Intelligence

Manager at ARASCO Group – Saudi Arabia
 

Our campus. Our hometown.

Take classes and live in a beautiful

university setting in one of America’s

most livable cities.
 

Duquesne’s campus
    •   46 buildings on 50 acres
    •   7 Living Learning Centers

         residence halls and apartments 
    •   11 dining locations serving meals day

         and night

Go to duq.edu/life-at-duquesne

for a glimpse of student life at

Duquesne

Our campus is located on a hilltop

known as “the Bluff,” a unique park-like

setting adjacent to Pittsburgh’s busy

downtown business district. Within

a quick five-minute walk, you’ll have access

to amazing cultural and recreational

destinations, dining and shopping

experiences, and hundreds of companies

and organizations where you can gain

invaluable work experience. 
 

Beyond campus, Pittsburgh itself is the

perfect city for your college experience.

Pittsburgh was recently named the Best

Big City in the Northeast on Money

Magazine’s annual “Best Places” List,

and TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice

“Destinations on the Rise” list.

With the diversity offered by an urban lifestyle

along with small-town friendliness, it’s

no wonder that Pittsburgh has been

repeatedly ranked as one of America’s

most livable cities. 
 

Explore Duquesne’s hometown at duq.edu/pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is located in close

proximity to other major cities

in the eastern half of the

United States.
 

Whether your plans after

graduation take you elsewhere

in our country, or if you’d

just like to explore other

places, Duquesne’s hometown

is situated near these

metropolitan areas:

Washington, DC

Detroit 

New York

Chicago

Philadelphia

Charlotte

Boston

Atlanta

Miami

One of the

TOP

downtowns in the U.S.

- livability.com

10

250 miles

286 miles

 310 miles

500 miles

461 miles

 380 miles

570 miles

680 miles

1180 miles

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“Pittsburgh” 

Duquesne’s Campus

Whether your plans after

graduation take you elsewhere

in our country, or if you’d

just like to explore other

places, Duquesne’s hometown

is situated near these

metropolitan areas:

The next step forward: Applying to Duquesne.

Our dedicated admissions staff will work closely with you to evaluate your

academic credentials and degree options that best fit your career plans.

Checklist of required application materials:
     •   Application form  
     •   Original or attested copies of official academic records
     •   At least one letter of recommendation
     •   Personal statement about yourself (minimum 300 words) . This can be written in

          your native language and then translated to English if you wish.
     •   Certification of finances (for visa purposes)
     •   Standardized tests (SAT, ACT), depending on academic program - not required

          for most programs 
     •   Video interview, if requested by admissions staff

Estimated tuition costs, scholarships and informagtion on other financial aid

options are available at duq.edu/admissions-and-aid/international/costs-and-

scholarships.

Students can apply for an undergraduate degree at Duquesne with or without
TOEFL or IELTS scores.  Here’s how it works...

•   The Gateway is designed for students seeking admission to Duquesne while

     improving their academic English skills.
•   You can be admitted as a degree student for the Summer (May), Fall

     (August) or Spring (January) semesters, and begin your English coursework

     immediately
•   You will complete English coursework while earning a total of 12 credits toward

     your undergraduate degree
•   Once you complete the Gateway coursework satisfactorily, you may begin

     your degree program right away
•   If you have a TOEFL or IELTS score: Depending on your TOEFL or IELTS score

     you will study for 1, 2, or 3 semesters (4 months, 8 months or 12 months of study)

No TOEFL or IELTS, no problem!. You will be tested and placed in appropriate

English courses once you arrive on campus! Visit duq.edu/gateway

Attracting bright students from many nations.

Be part of a university that cares about you and your time spent here.

Our Center for Global Engagement will assist you in

preparing application materials, and work closely with your

local academic counselors to ensure that your chosen

Duquesne program is the best fit for you. We’ll also help

you with the U.S. visa process, and provide advisement

throughout your entire time at Duquesne

Cultural Ambassadors are Duquesne student volunteers 

who provide guidance to our new international students.

The Cultural Ambassadors team is a terrific resource to answer any questions that you have about

student life, classes, or even how to get around the city.  Once you’re accepted into Duquesne, we’ll

connect you with a Cultural Ambassador ready to lend a hand.

Afghanistan
Albania    
Australia    
Bangladesh
Belgium  
Bermuda    
Botswana    
Brazil    
Cameroon    
Canada    
People’s Republic of China
Colombia    
Democratic Republic of Congo
Ivory Coast
Croatia  
Denmark    
Ecuador    
Estonia    
France    
Germany    
Ghana    
Greece    
Hungary    
India    
Indonesia   

Iraq    
Ireland    
Italy    
Jamaica    
Japan    
Kazakhstan
Kenya    
Kuwait    
Lebanon    
Libya    
Republic of Macedonia
Malaysia    
Mali    
Mauritania
Mexico    
Morocco    
Nepal    
Netherlands
Nigeria    
Norway    
Oman    
Pakistan    
Philippines
Poland
Portugal   
 

Qatar    
Russia    
Rwanda    
Saudi Arabia
Serbia and Montenegro
Singapore    
Slovenia    
South Africa
South Korea
Sri Lanka    
Sweden    
Switzerland
Syria    
Taiwan    
Tanzania    
Thailand    
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey    

Uganda    
Ukraine    
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Vietnam    

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Start your new journey at Duquesne. 
 

Ready to expand your horizon and become part of a great learning community? We’ll help you along the way. To connect with other Duquesne students or to speak with our international admissions staff:
 

Check out our online brochure 

and inquire at:

关注杜肯中国学生会公众微信号

Center for Global Engagement
601 Duquesne Union
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
412.396.6113

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