Duquesne University (DU)

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DU can be found in Pittsburgh, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 11,000 students enrolled per year at DU.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores to this school. A score in the range of 1530 - 1810 on the SAT exam, or 22 - 27 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Duquesne University (DU) average GPA ranges from 3.23 to 3.45 for accepted students. 74% of all applicants are accepted to DU, from which 31 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at duq.edu.

Overall Duquesne University (DU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Duquesne University was reported as 74.1% in Fall 2013 with over 6,790 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • DU SAT Scores: 1530 - 1810
  • DU ACT Scores: 22 - 27
  • DU Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Duquesne University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of DU is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Duquesne University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 76.3%
  • 2010-2011: 76.7%
  • 2011-2012: 70.1%
  • 2012-2013: 74.7%
  • 2013-2014: 74.1%
  • Projected DU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 74.0%

How Does Duquesne University (DU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for DU is thirty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Point Park University73.9%
Carlow University95.2%
Chatham University60.8%
La Roche College55.7%
Robert Morris University80.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Duquesne University (DU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 600
Math520 - 610
Writing500 - 600
Total Score1530 - 1810
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 27
Math23 - 27
Composite Score22 - 27
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