Duquesne Earns High Recognition in Recent Rankings

As testament to our mission-driven commitment to academic excellence, Duquesne has earned numerous accolades recently in high-profile publications.

U.S. News & World Report

  • Duquesne University, again ranked in the top national tier of schools across the nation in the 2013 edition US News & World Report’s Best Colleges, also was among the top four Catholic universities listed in US News’ Great Schools at Great Prices.
  • Achieving this special designation for the second year, Duquesne is listed among the top schools in the nation to provide a high-quality academic program at a good value. Ranked at No. 44, it was the fourth Catholic school named in this ranking, along with the University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University and Boston College.
  • Duquesne also offers the lowest undergraduate tuition among the top Catholic schools. With its $27,668 tuition for the 2012-2013 academic year, Duquesne is the only school among this group not to exceed a $40,000 tuition bill for the current academic year.


  • Duquesne University has been ranked among the best schools in the nation in Forbes magazine’s 2012 America’s Top Colleges list. Based upon student satisfaction, post-graduate success and other factors, the Top Colleges list ranks 650 colleges. This year, Duquesne was ranked No. 420 overall, and placed No. 153 among 266 research institutions.

The Princeton Review

  • Duquesne University has again been recognized as one of the nation’s best institutions according to The Princeton Review, which features the University in the new 2013 edition of its annual college guide The Best 377 Colleges. Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges, and three colleges outside the United States, are profiled in The Best 377 Colleges.