Duquesne University was founded in 1878 as a Catholic College in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Since then, it has grown to a university with 10 schools offering a wide variety of programs in different fields even as it maintains its Catholic-Spiritan vision, which has consistently made it rank among the top Catholic universities in the United States. Currently, Duquesne offers distance learning programs in the form of regionally-based programs and online programs.
Online degree programs offered at Duquesne include 11 Bachelor of Science degrees in fields like Behavioral Science and Computer Technology. Duquesne also offers a good variety of online graduate degree programs in the fields of Education, Nursing, Leadership, and Enviromental Science and Management.
Basic admission requirements at Duquesne is as follows:
- Application form
- $50 application fee
- Official High school transcripts or GED certificate - average GPA of freshman class is 3.65
- SAT or ACT scores - average scores of freshman class is 1130 and 24, respectively
- One recommendation
- Personal Essay
- FAFSA form - US students only
Undergraduate tuition at Duquesne for the AY 2010-2011 ranges from $25,336 to $38,064 per year, depending on the program enrolled in. Graduate tuition is listed per credit hour and ranges from $884 to $1,160.
Financial aid is available at Duquesne in the form of grants, loans (private and Federal loans), and scholarships. They also have employee programs such as tuition remission and tuition exchange.
Duquesne University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and also received specialised accreditations from different agencies for its various programs.