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Duquesne University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1878
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 5,678
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $143,625,000
Admissions Address

600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Website

http://www.duq.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@duq.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: July 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mr. Paul-James Cukanna
Admissions office telephone: (412) 396-6222
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: July 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: January 15
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www2.duq.edu/admissions/applications Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 2 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 4 N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 72%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 63%
Early-action acceptance rate: 63%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 76%
Total applicants: 5,252
Total acceptances: 3,807
Total freshman enrollment: 1,325
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 27%
Male applicants: 2,086
Male acceptances: 1,487
Male freshman enrollment: 545
 
Female applicants: 3,166
Female acceptances: 2,320
Female freshman enrollment: 780
Out-of-state freshmen: 23%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 28%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 57%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 88%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 77%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 78%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 510 – 600
Math: 520 – 620
Combined: 1030 – 1220

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.0% 5.0%
600-699 26.0% 30.0%
500-599 54.0% 51.0%
400-499 16.0% 14.0%
300-399 1.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 30%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 – 27
Math: 21 – 27
Composite: 21 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 6.0% 11.0% 7.0%
24-29 53.0% 45.0% 50.0%
18-23 38.0% 38.0% 35.0%
12-17 3.0% 5.0% 8.0%
6-11 0.0% 1.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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