Duquesne Law School

Rank 89 (USNWR 2023)
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Also known as

  • Duquesne Law School
  • Duquesne University

Duquesne Law School is a law school located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The school was ranked 89 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Duquesne Law School is approximately 167.

Admissions website: https://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/law/admissions

Admissions email: lawadmissions@duq.edu

Admissions phone: 412.396.6296

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Duquesne Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 153 155 158
GPA 3.21 3.5 3.75
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 879 29
# Admissions offers 495 -
Class size 167 49
% Accepted 56.3% 19
% Yield 33.7% 66

During the 2023 application cycle, 879 people applied and 495 were offered admission.

Duquesne University has a 1L class size of 167, and yield of 33.74%. 167 out of 495 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 33.74% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Duquesne University has a median LSAT of 155. The 25th percentile LSAT is 153 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 158.

The median GPA is 3.5. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.21 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.75.

Duquesne Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 67 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

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25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

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Cost of attending Duquesne Law School

In 2023, tuition was $53,416 and the annual cost of attending was $71,890 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

Duquesne Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Duquesne University make $70,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $45,000.

62.2% of law graduates from Duquesne University go directly to work for law firms, while 10.8% clerk for a judge. 6.1% of graduates go into public interest.

84.3% of Duquesne University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Duquesne Law School

The School of Law at Duquesne University is a private institution located on a 50-acre campus in downtown Pittsburgh, one of the top ranked cities in the U.S. Our Law students benefit from the university’s proximity to law firms, clinics, externships in the downtown area, within walking distance of the campus.

The J.D. degree is offered full or part-time. Our faculty are accomplished, experienced legal professionals, who have been recognized for their accessibility to students, as well as their excellence in teaching, focus on preparing students to be practice-ready lawyers. The highly ranked Legal Research and Writing program requires students to hone their expertise in this critical area, while optional concentrations in Business Law, General Practice, Government, and Litigation can provide an focus on specific practice areas.

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Well they just replied and said I’m still UR and things are slower because of the increase in applications
Does that calm your nerves or mo
Or no
I feel like that’s a good thing
To me it seemed like a general response lol. nothing regarding like PT taking longer or anything soooo probably saying that to everyone who nags
I have been under review for going on 12 weeks now and my anxiety is through the roof
Yup 11 for me!
it looks like me, you, and one other person all went UR 12/7 and nothing
I emailed to make sure I didn't miss anything and I got the same generic email about a lot of applicants
Are you full time or part time?
Full time
just got accepted today 2/21/24 applied 1/31
Guess I'm throwing in the towel lmao
Have to reread my perssonal statement and see if I unwittingly insulted the admissions committee somehow
It's ben a pleasure everyone, going to deposit at Penn State :)
I really do wonder if any other As are part time. There is one on the part time graph as an A.
And, you know as soon as you pay the seat deposit... you will hear something lol
Good luck Konami!! Thank you for all your insight!!
@PghBlacknGold: i'm going to post on reddit and see if there are any others out there
I would think there has to be!
Now i'm nervous. im the last one left at 12/7 no decision
I see there has been a few more WL and, unfortunately, the first R.
Just checking in on you guys and gals, anyone heard anything? I'm gonna withdraw this week.
Nothing at all. 12 weeks UR
Wild. Drexel appears to have the same issue. I got all my decisions except Duquesne and Drexel. Both are named for Thomas Kline, strangely. Maybe they're using the same admissions system lol.
That's crazy. i'm trying to figure out where i'll be living and what i'm doing work wise and every time i'm questioned i just have to say i dont know lol
That's why I'm going with Penn State. I have to be able to plan my life. I have to know where I'm going to live, where my gf is going to work, etc. If I remember you even have to sell your house if you move. That takes time. I'm lucky to be in an apartment now.
Whats the last communication you had with them? Just asking about your app?
Yeah this time last week I asked them if anything further was needed as I have been under review since December 7th. They said I am still under review and this cycle is just slower because there is more apps.
Which i get, but come on some people applying end of Jan have decisions.
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