Reviews for Duquesne University, Pittsburgh
Duquesne University is not a bad school by any means. I have no real complaints about the academic side of the university. However, Duquesne falls short when it comes to student life. Dining and student accommodations are less than ideal. Don't expect to have heat for the first frigid day of the season. A warm shower with decent water pressure is also a rarity. Many students I met during my first year did not know that Duquesne students are required to do service work. Liberal Arts students have a service learning program built into their curriculum. Others are on their own. This can be difficult when work schedules and lack of transportation become factors. Duquesne is a good school, but I don't believe I would be any worse off if I had made the decision to go to the nearby University of Pittsburgh instead.
As I mentioned previously, I had no complaints about the academic side of Duquesne. I had good professors, and none of their courses were unreasonably difficult. Some classes do require that the students participate in off campus activities or gatherings that occur late in the evening. Transportation and work schedules again becomes an issue, perhaps for commuters more than those living on campus. All of my classes were relatively small--eleven students at the smallest and a little over thirty at the very largest. Students in different majors do have much larger, less intimate classes.
Student Life is the absolute worst part of Duquesne. There are quite a few student clubs and organizations. Duquesne also puts on a movie night every month. There is also a gym and a student game room, but all of these things get boring after the initial awe of college life wears off.
The location is great, minutes from downtown and south side and a short bus trip away from oakland. The size of the school is great, not too huge but not extremely small. The material you learn is hard, however, you know you're getting your moneys worth for a great education.
The material you learn is difficult, however, you're getting a better education compared to taking classes at other schools and you're getting your moneys worth for a great education. Most of the teachers are great, and the academic advisors are helpful.
The athletics department isn't so great, the men's basketball is a decent team. The school tries really hard to get everyone into game-mode/school spirit-mode but its nothing compared to a big university sports.
- Pittsburgh Colleges (32)
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