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 10,000 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 1130 - 1300 on the SAT exam, or 23 - 28 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 3.28 to 3.52 for accepted students. 74% of all applicants are accepted to DU, from which 24 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at duq.edu.

Overall Duquesne University (DU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Duquesne University was reported as 74.3% in Fall 2020 with over 7,230 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 ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • DU Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Duquesne University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Duquesne University 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for DU has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 73.9%
  • 2017-2018: 71.7%
  • 2018-2019: 71.8%
  • 2019-2020: 74.3%
  • Projected DU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 67.9%

How Does Duquesne University (DU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for DU is thirty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Point Park University73.1%
Carlow University91.8%
Chatham University62.2%
La Roche College99.4%
Robert Morris University84.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Duquesne University (DU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 650
Math560 - 650
Total Score1130 - 1300
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 29
Math22 - 27
Composite Score23 - 28
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