Duquesne University School of Law

Duquesne University School of Law

With its attractive urban location, appealing small class size, extensive alumni network and the many other benefits offered by a Duquesne University School of Law education, it’s no surprise that admission to the school is a goal shared by many people from around the country. Last year, applications were received from residents of dozens of states and several countries. The applicants earned undergraduate degrees from nearly 200 different colleges and universities. The School of Law offers both full-time and part-time J.D. programs, several joint degree programs, optional concentrations and a one-year Foreign Lawyer LL.M. degree. Candidates for whom Duquesne University School of Law is their first choice law school may also apply to our Binding Early Decision Program.

Contact Info


Website: http://law.duq.edu/
Address: 900 Locust St, Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Admission Phone: (412) 396.6296
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students401
Student-faculty ratio18:1
Tuition $41,276 per year (full-time, in-state)
$41,276 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$31,914 per year (part-time, in-state)
$31,914 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$15,460
Founded In1960
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline05/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Duquesne University School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Duquesne University School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
marissaxbeth 153 A 3.46

Accepted

Yes 11/07/16 - 11/16/16 11 months ago
lav22 157 A 3.71

Accepted

Yes 12/02/15 12/04/15 12/14/15 2 years ago
jessicamelusky 155 A 3.72

Interested In Applying

- - - a month ago
taylordennen 153 A 3.33

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
abeluk 152 A 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
JordanIorio 170 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 7 months ago
kmm242 155 A 3.55

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
lew62 160 A 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
azottola 156 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
jlb282 163 A 3.63

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
tboyle1010 157 A 3.90

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
mgk5121 150 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Jaredcquinn 149 A 3.68

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
oliviarene 149 A 3.14

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
gabtre59 148 A 3.45

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
LizYoder 154 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
tyjdevries 158 A 3.71

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Oliviajoan 154 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Jcq2 152 A 3.88

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants80962592
Number of Offers49145338
Number of Matriculants1239924
75% GPA3.643.633.65
Median GPA3.383.373.45
25% GPA3.143.143.13
75% LSAT150150151
Median LSAT152152153
25% LSAT155155157
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students401
Total Students Receiving Grants333
% of Students Receiving Grants83
75% Grant Amount$28,000
Median Grant Amount$20,000
25% Grants Amount$10,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (43.4)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (36.4)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (1.7)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (1.5)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (353)
  • Hispanics (7)
  • Black or African American (6)
  • Asian (5)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (17)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (10)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (2)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (5)


  • Total Women% (53.5)
  • Total Men% (46.5)
Duquesne University School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 149 76.69% 76.37% 0.32%
2014 162 90.75% 80.64% 10.11%
2013 202 82.18% 81.26% 0.92%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (55)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (22)
  • Employed Other (9)
  • Unemployed (29)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (3)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association