Duquesne Enrolls Record-Breaking Class of Highly-Motivated and Academically-Talented Freshmen

Duquesne University welcomed approximately 1,520 freshmen to campus this semester — the largest class in the University’s 134-year history.

While figures will not be finalized until later this semester, the incoming class compares to last year’s incoming class of approximately 1,330 students, according to the Admissions Office.

The selectivity rate was among the highest in the University’s history, with only about 75 percent of those who applied to Duquesne being accepted. The mean SAT score of the incoming class is
approximately 1139, also among the highest in University history.

Freshmen are from approximately 33 states and 16 countries this year.

In a survey of accepted freshman, 97 percent of the incoming class said Duquesne was a No. 1 or No. 2 choice of all of their schooling options.

In that same survey, students listed their top reasons for choosing Duquesne as program of study first, followed by urban location, size and academic reputation.