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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]

2017 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 Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$15,460
Founded In1960
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/01/19
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline05/01/19
Can first years start other than fall?No

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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
Coralruschak 157 A 2.93

Accepted

- - - 6 months ago
abeluk 152 A 3.15

Accepted

Yes 11/21/17 11/21/17 12/11/17 9 months ago
marissaxbeth 153 A 3.46

Accepted

Yes 11/07/16 - 11/16/16 2 years ago
lav22 157 A 3.71

Accepted

Yes 12/02/15 12/04/15 12/14/15 3 years ago
Aparsons93 159 A 3.53

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 weeks ago
Maresavacc 150 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
TjLedgard 150 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
jessicamelusky 155 A 3.72

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
taylordennen 153 A 3.33

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
JordanIorio 170 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
kmm242 155 A 3.55

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
azottola 156 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
jlb282 163 A 3.63

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
tboyle1010 157 A 3.90

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
mgk5121 150 P 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Jaredcquinn 149 A 3.68

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
oliviarene 149 A 3.14

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
gabtre59 148 A 3.45

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
LizYoder 154 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
tyjdevries 158 A 3.71

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Oliviajoan 154 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Jcq2 152 A 3.88

Pending

- - - 3 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants792792
Number of Offers486486
Number of Matriculants144144
75% GPA3.713.71
Median GPA3.493.49
25% GPA3.213.21
75% LSAT155155
Median LSAT152152
25% LSAT150150
2017 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students389
Total Students Receiving Grants334
% of Students Receiving Grants86
75% Grant Amount$30,000
Median Grant Amount$25,000
25% Grants Amount$12,000
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 (42)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (39)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (3)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (2)

2017 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (148)
  • Hispanics (6)
  • Black or African American (3)
  • Asian (2)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (9)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (1)
  • Two or more races Total (1)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (1)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (9)


  • Total Women% (53)
  • Total Men% (47)
Duquesne University School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 121 87.60%
2016 122 90.16%
2015 139 75.54%

Total Graduates 2017

  • 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