Duquesne University

Duquesne University:  Campus Living on a City Scape

By David DelCollo, Attorney

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Some of the fondest memories of my life can be traced back to my days spent on the Bluff at Duquesne Univeristy.  Nestled on the top of a hill in Uptown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Duquesne University was founded in 1878.  One of the most striking characteristics of the campus is that although the University is surrounded by the city of Pittsburgh, the campus itself is very well-insulated from the city, having a lush campus with ample trees and grass similar to any suburban or rural college.  One of the many things that sets this University apart, however, is that while students here can truly immerse themselves in the college experience, they can also take advantage of all the benefits that a large city has to offer.

I arrived in Pittsburgh as a 17 year-old from a small town and my experience at Duquesne opened up my world to both college life and city life.  While focused on my academics, I was able to utilize the corporate presence in Pittsburgh to gain valuable internships and work experience that would lay the foundation for my career as an attorney.

Duquesne University has a total student enrollment of approximately 13, 750 students including its graduate programs and comprises of 10 schools and institutions offering degree programs at the baccalaureate, professional, masters, and doctoral levels in 189 academic programs.  Duquesne University hosts international students from more than 100 different countries.  The following institutions, along with their dates of founding, comprise the academic institution of Duquesne University:

  • McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts (1878)
  • Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (1994)
  • Duquesne University School of Law (1911)
  • J. Palumbo School of Business Administration (1913)
  • Mylan School of Pharmacy (1925)
  • Mary Pappert School of Music (1926)
  • School of Education (1929)
  • School of Nursing (1937)
  • Rangos School of Health Sciences (1990)
  • School of Leadership and Professional Advancement (2001)