For the 11th consecutive year, Duquesne University is ranked among U.S. News and World Report’s top-tier national schools, climbing one spot to No. 119 in the newly released 2019 Best Colleges rankings. The University also tied for the 11th spot among national Catholic institutions.
In addition to its new ranking among the Best National Universities category, U.S. News recognized Duquesne University at No. 40 in the Best Value Schools category, up two spots from last year.
The rankings are designed to help prospective students and their families compare institutions as they navigate the college-selection process. U.S. News evaluates colleges and universities on 16 measures of academic quality, such as first-year student retention, graduation rates and faculty strength.
U.S. News ranks its Best Values Schools based on a school’s academic quality, as indicated by its 2019 Best Colleges ranking, and the 2017-2018 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid.
Other Duquesne University highlights from U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges rankings include:
- Ranked No. 80 in the Best Colleges for Veterans category
- Ranked No. 108 in the High School Counselor Rankings. To create this list, guidance counselors across the nation rate universities on a scale of 1 to 5.
- Ranked No. 172 in the Best Undergraduate Business Programs category.