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Duquesne University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Duquesne University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,562 out of 7,354 applicants or 76% were admitted making Duquesne University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Duquesne University typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 4,810 2,534 7,354
Accepted 3,592 1,965 5,562
Acceptance Rate 75% 78% 76%
Enrolled 923 511 1,435
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 26% 26%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Duquesne University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Duquesne University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 23 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Duquesne University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. 60 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1120 1280
SAT Reading 570 650
SAT Math 550 630
ACT Composite 23 28
ACT English 23 28
ACT Math 22 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >86%
25 to 28 Avg + 76%-86%
23 to 25 Avg - 67%-76%
21 to 23 Reach 58%-67%
Less than 21 Low <58%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >84%
1200 to 1280 Avg + 76%-84%
1120 to 1200 Avg - 65%-76%
1040 to 1120 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 1040 Low <52%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Duquesne University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Duquesne University was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.7 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Duquesne University accepts 76% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 45% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 7% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 40 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jul 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Duquesne University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=212106 IPEDS survey data for Duquesne University.



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