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 66 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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@PghBlacknGold: I clicked the link from that email and it took me to the admitted students page…
Ya, its weird. I emailed them but have not heard back yet.
Please let me know what they say!
Hopefully they meant to send out As with the email lol. I was just about to send an email but i'll wait to hear from you.
I emailed them, they called me and said it was a mistake
What was a mistake? The email, the link to admitted section, or all of it lol
The link to the admitted section lol
they also said "lets look at your app while youre on the phone. you should probably take the lsat again in april for a chance to get in" lol
Do you have to do anything extra to be considered for the hybrid option?
For instance, dayton is two separate applications for the part-time in person and part-time hybrid
No i think their part time program is just now hybridg
the email kind of seemed like if you want to do Zoom for up to 6 classes, you can. If not, you can attend fully in person
My LSAT sucks, i'm aware. I just think it's weird, i talked to admissions in January and February and no one said it's in your best interest to retake the LSAT until now. But also, if they won't accept my LSAT, why still have me UR for 14 weeks?
Just popping in to check on you folks... I kinda got invested in your apps lol. I deposited elsewhere but I'm rooting for you all! Any of you heard anything?
I have not. I get the impression that its going to be a while for PT.
Nope! i think we won't hear anything until after April LSAT scores release
yuck sorry
that puts things down to the wire
15 weeks UR :)
got WL yday.
So is today another slow day
Anyone going to the admitted students day friday?
I am
@LudicrousEgg: What did you think? I feel like I like Pitt more I am unsure of what to do.
I went to a Pitt tour day as well and I would just say that Pitt felt way more professional.
But I've talked to some law graduates (from both Pitt and Duquesne) and they both said go wherever is giving you the best financial aid.
And like what's been discussed in here before: if you are planning to work in Pittsburgh there's really no difference, but if you are thinking of relocating to a bigger city then you should probably go to Pitt.
@LudicrousEgg: Thank you for the insight as an out of state student I am going to go with Pitt. Best of luck at Duquesne.
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