Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1094
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $28,913
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    1,381
  • University Selectivity
    74%
  • University Yield
    30%
  • Average Salary
    $45,300
  • Top Industry
    Other
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1913
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
600 Forbes Avenue
706 Rockwell Hall
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282, United States
Website
405x225

Palumbo School of Business Administration

Founded in 1913 and located in the heart of the downtown business district of Pittsburgh, PA, the A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration at Duquesne University educates over 1,200 undergraduate students across 11 majors with a focus on responsible and ethical business management. The school is accredited by AACSB International, a designation that places it among the top 5% of business schools worldwide, and it was one of the first endorsers of the Principles for Resonsible Management Education (PRME), a U.N.-backed initiative promoting environmental stewardship, human rights and fair trade practices.

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A very personal and unique method of teaching the materials. All classes bear a certain quality that differentiates them from others, making for a thought provoking and inspiring experience for those seeking to find one.

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About Duquesne University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
74% Duquesne University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. High school GPA
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. Secondary school record
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT 1000
  • Min. ACT 22
  • Min. GPA 3.00
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT 1000
  • Min. ACT 22
  • Min. GPA 3.00
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
6793% 6,793
74% 74
30% 30
74% School Selectivity
30% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Recommended
Additional Requirements:

Audition for Music Shadowing Experience for P.T.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
1426% 1,426
83% 83
35% 35
83% Program Selectivity
35% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Recommended
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Separate application
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.5
  • Other transfer requirements Math 100/110 Calc grade need to be C or better
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 88
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Other 18%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 17%
  • Manufacturing 3%
  • Consulting 3%
Deloitte 3
Top Employer
  • PNC 3
  • PPG 2
  • Total Quality Logistics 2
More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
0%
44% 44
59% 59.252482758620694
44% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
17% 17
17% 16.796475409836066
17% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
7% 7
9% 9.484761904761905
7% Accept Offers
81% Graduates seeking full-time employment
19% Graduates not seeking employment
29% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
5% 5
$48,667.00
45K 51K
Finance/Accounting
30% 30
$45,200.00
28K 75K
General Management
2% 2
$45,000.00 Data not provided
Management Information Systems
10% 10
$56,000.00
43K 67K
Marketing/Sales
20% 20
$39,429.00
24K 50K
Operations/Production
2% 2
Data not provided
Logistics/Transportation
10% 10
$43,000.00
35K 50K
Other
21% 21
$44,022.00
32K 59K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
15% 15
$48,917.00
44K 60K
Consumer Products/Retail
12% 12
$46,200.00
43K 50K
Consulting
3% 3
$47,500.00
45K 50K
Financial Services
17% 17
$47,750.00
30K 75K
Government/Education
2% 2
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
7% 7
$42,167.00
37K 52K
Manufacturing
3% 3
$46,500.00
35K 58K
Real Estate
2% 2
Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
2% 2
$24,000.00 Data not provided
Technology/Science
7% 7
$46,000.00
43K 50K
Transportation
12% 12
$47,675.00
35K 59K
Other
18% 18
$40,500.00
28K 52K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
3% 3
$60,000.00
45K 75K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
80% 80
$45,506.00
24K 67K
U.S. South
2% 2
$52,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
7% 7
$41,000.00
35K 50K
U.S. Midwest
8% 8
$41,000.00 Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers 12
  • Mylan 3
  • Pittsburgh Penguins 3
  • Duquesne University 3
  • Federated Investors 2
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 67
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 89
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 439
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Job Fairs, Mock Interviews, Panel Presentations, Career Workshops, Etiquette Dinner, Internship program, On Campus interview program, Networking events, Fashion Show

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$40,513
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $28,913
  • Expenses $11,600
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$40,513
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $28,913
  • Expenses $11,600
95% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 0% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 12%
  • Merit 88%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.duq.edu/financial-aid
Scholarships
$13,163,446
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$14,504,765
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy Yes
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year 550,065,007,500

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Palumbo School of Business Administration
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
36% 33
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
36% 21
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
85 Palumbo School of Business Administration 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Sports Business
  • Professional Development Program
More Information
Business Program Classes
26% Less than 20 Students 3% More than 50 Students
71% 21 to 50 students
21 Average number of students in non-business required electives
New Electives
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2009
Degrees Offered
  • BSBA
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
96% 96
50% 50
Prominent Faculty
  • Robert Sroufe

    Sustainability/Operations

  • James Weber

    Ethics Management

  • Dean McFarlin

    Organizational Behavior http://amp.aom.org/content/26/2/105.full.pdf+html

  • Are work study or co-ops available? No
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Semester and year long Programs around world short term (3 week) program in Europe

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Duquesne University Volunteers (DUV) Service Learning

Students

14% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 29% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1150 75th Percentile Score on SAT 25 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
90% 90
African American
6% 6
Multiethnic
2% 2
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
1%
4%
12%
1%
1%
80%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
98% 98
Canada
1% 1
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
1% 1
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
19 Average age of full-time students
89% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
71% 71
77% 77

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 13,585
Alumni Donations
$977 Average Gift $50,000 Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni