Students interested in getting the most for their tuition dollar will be delighted to know that this private institution in Pittsburgh, Pa., has a national reputation as a good value. Those interested in service to others will be likewise pleased. Catholic missionaries known as Spiritans founded Duquesne in 1878, and the university remains committed to their values.
All students complete courses in information literacy, writing, essential questions, and ethical reasoning. Students wishing to study communications can choose to major in integrated marketing communication, corporate communication, rhetoric, or communication studies. Ambitious undergrads can participate in an accelerated program to begin a master of arts degree while simultaneously finishing up their BA.