Pittsburgh, PA
Duquesne University


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Recent Reviews

Cori
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Just because you were rejected from your top university or college doesn't mean that the one you end up selecting will be hor...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Just because you were rejected from your top university or college doesn't mean that the one you end up selecting will be horrible, give it an honest chance. Look at as many colleges and universities as possible, and make sure they have options because you might decide to switch majors. Don't take too much stuff, you can always bring more. Bring a popcorn bowl or four. Look up your professors before you select your classes. Do NOT buy from the campus bookstore, online sites are 95% of the time less expensive.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Middle class, Ugg boots, veera bradly wearing students.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Internet. Oh, and the poor quality food.

Caitlin
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I believe that finding the right school depends on the individual and one should follow one's heart when it comes to making s...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I believe that finding the right school depends on the individual and one should follow one's heart when it comes to making such a decision.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If one is not looking for city life and does not wish to try hard at school, then one should not attend this university.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I mostly love the small classes the the exciting life of living in a fairly big city.

Hillary
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go with your gut feeling. If you think you'll like it, you probably will. It is understandable to be nervous, and making the ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go with your gut feeling. If you think you'll like it, you probably will. It is understandable to be nervous, and making the choice is tough, but you just need to follow your instincts. The transition is tough and sometimes seems unbearable. But once you make it through the first semester, the rest is a piece of cake. Make sure to soak in the environment and take advantage of every opportunity. You only have so much time to spend in college so you have to make it worthwhile. Plus, you never know, you might make the best friends you've ever had. It is your time now. It is up to you to enjoy the time you're given.

What's unique about your campus?

The location and the people

What kind of person should attend this school?

people who want an urban campus but prefer a campus setting.

Ashley
Describe the students at your school.

Most of my classmates do not seem to want to be in class or care about their education.

Describe the students at your school.

Most of my classmates do not seem to want to be in class or care about their education.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best advice that I can give parents regarding their child making the most of their college experience is to make them work for it. Teach the new student responsiblity. From my experience students who were given everything did not appreciate any of it. They took it all for granted and in turn did not fully get the most from their college experience. The experience is just not the education you take from the college, but who you are when you leave it. If you leave the college as the same person as you were before ,then you did not take anything from the experience, but if you are a better person, more responsible, more knowledgable and have good morals , then you recieved the full experience. As for finding the right college: do not chose a college because your friends are going there, or because the state "would be fun". Find a college that fits all of your individual needs. Also, tour each college, go with your gut feeling. Most of the time you can step into a college and just know that is the college that is right for you.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The thing that I consider worst at my school is the lack of passion the students feel about their chosen subjects. I say this because the majority of them only care about the "grade" not the subject. I find this both lazy and depressing.

Ashley
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choosing a correct college is vital to a student's happiness and success. I wish I could redo my freshman year for many reas...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choosing a correct college is vital to a student's happiness and success. I wish I could redo my freshman year for many reasons, beginning with researching the school a little more. I only visited when the campus was empty, and never got to speak directly with the current students. When getting to college, don't limit yourself to certain friends, activities, etc. Become involved! Look into extracurriculars. They're a fun way to meet different kinds of people, besides sticking to the girls on your floor or your boyfriend. It's best to have a wide array of friends that suit all of your interests. Also, seeking employment is always a positive thing, but wait until you're ready. College isn't the same as high school; the workload is a LOT more extreme. Give your classes a few weeks and establish a routine before deciding to add a job into the mix. Every college has a lot to offer, so take advantage of the opportunities! Get out there, meet people, learn new things, and HAVE FUN!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Not too much happens on campus. When students need something to do, they ALWAYS leave to go to a nearby university or out into the city. It's also a dry campus because it's strongly religious, with VERY strict residence life policies concerning visiting.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The strict visiting policies and curfews. It's also kind of frustrating that not too much happens directly on campus. You always have to leave.

Alyssa
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Duquesne University is best known for its academics, especially its pharmacy program, law school, and school of education. Co...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Duquesne University is best known for its academics, especially its pharmacy program, law school, and school of education. Companies from across the country come specifically to Duquesne a day before the Pittsburgh job fair to meet with Duquesne students.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advice parents and students to visit the college and talk with students that attend the school. Do not choose a school based on its name but because you feel comfortable there. Make sure it has the program you wish to study and if there's a chance you may change your mind it has otherprograms you are interested in. Once at school it is important to become involved on campus. It helps you meet new people and makes campus feel more like home.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is comfortable living away from home should live at Duquesne. They must be mature enough to balance school work and other activities. Duquesne is for people who are willing to work hard and aren't intimidated by a lot of school work.

Emily
What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

How expensive it actually is, and how little money the government gives to help out

Maria
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Duquesne University has a lot of cultural activities. Especially since we are in the heart of the city there is a lot of cul...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Duquesne University has a lot of cultural activities. Especially since we are in the heart of the city there is a lot of culture around us between conventions, fairs, and festivals. The Southside, which is a district of stores and restaurants and bars very close to campus that is always holding events and festivals that are very fun to attend.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best advice I could give to potential students and parents of these students is to take your time and review all your options. The biggest mistake I have seen friends make is that they become set on a certain school and block out other avenues that could interest them. Even though you may think what type of school you want to be at, the best thing you can do is look at all different sizes, locations, public or private and then by visiting each kind you will have a better understanding or where you can see yourself. Start by visiting one college, then after you visit your second, compare the two and pick one you believe is a better fit for you. Then when you take a look at a third you only have to compare it to one instead of two. Also, make sure you apply to about 5 or 6 schools including a safety that you know you could get in to and a reach school to make sure you have options when you get your letters back.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The parking on campus is some what of a frustrating issue. Since we are in the city parking is very limited and if you do wish to buy a pass it can get very expensive. It is a high commuter school so we have many people parking on campus everyday.

Emily
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Duquesne is best known for its commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education, through concern for moral and ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Duquesne is best known for its commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education, through concern for moral and spiritual values through an atmosphere open to diversity and through sevice to the community, the nation, and the world.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would recommend visiting all schools (if possible) that you are concidering attending. Talking with current students that attend each college is also incredibly helpful. You are able to get the students perspective on the college and not the faculty who do not usually live on campus.

What's unique about your campus?

The closeness of my specific class. We are all like one big family which allows for everyone to feel comfortable participating within the classroom setting as well as clinical. I love the atmosphere that Duquesne has even out of my specific major. It is friendly and upbeat which makes for the best college experience possible. I concider my school to be a close community of professionals striving for excellence while helping each other acheive their personal and career goals.

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