Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by a group of Catholic missionaries also known as the Spiritans. From humble beginnings as a school for the children of Pittsburgh's poor immigrants, Duquesne today is an educational and economic powerhouse comprising nine schools of study that serves nearly 9,500 students.
Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit is a Catholic university founded by members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Spiritans, and sustained through a partnership of laity and religious.
Consistently ranked among America's top Catholic universities, Duquesne University offers its nearly 6,000 undergraduates challenging academic programs, personalized attention and a choice of more than 200 extracurricular activities on a safe, attractive campus with dramatic views of Pittsburgh's skyline and rivers.
How do you know if you'll fit in? The happiest and most successful Duquesne students are those who want more than a degree. Our students want to expand their academic knowledge and skills while learning more about themselves and making a difference in the community and the world around us.
You'll learn from teacher-scholars who produce some of the most important research in their fields. Duquesne has a 138-year tradition of academic excellence. With a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, the university offers 80 undergraduate majors, with programs in natural and environmental sciences, engineering, leadership, business, nursing, health sciences, pharmacy, law, education, music and the liberal arts.
Students gain practical experience through fieldwork, research projects and internships at Pittsburgh's major corporations and healthcare systems.