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School Spotlight: Duquesne University

Duquesne University
Elyse Krantz

Written by Elyse Krantzon May 12th, 2020

I became interested in the college admissions process after serving as a student tour guide in the admissions office of my alma mater. After graduating, I accepted an admissions counseling position at Bennington College in Vermont where I evaluated applications and reviewed art portfolios from students across the country. Three years later, after pursuing my master's degree in New York City, I joined the admissions staff at Barnard College where I served as a senior admissions officer. At Barnard, I directed Long Island and Boston recruitment in addition to managing the College's alumnae interview program, coordinating admissions statistics, and editing various college publications. Having also served as an alumni interviewer for Dartmouth College and visited over 75 colleges, I feel especially well-equipped to help students prepare for admission interviews and campus tours.
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There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school! School Spotlight: Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA An urban, Catholic university with approximately 5,300 undergraduates, Duquesne is committed to providing superior academics while also instilling moral and spiritual values. The University Core curriculum includes requirements in theology, ethics, and faith & reason, while service-learning courses combine classroom learning with hands-on community engagement. The school offers over 75 undergraduate degree programs in a range of professional and liberal arts disciplines, and a brand-new major in data science is slated to commence this fall. Duquesne’s self-contained campus is just a short walk away from downtown Pittsburgh, where a host of professional sporting events, art museums, parks, and restaurants can be enjoyed. But students don’t need to leave campus to have fun: Duquesne offers more than 300 student organizations, ranging from the Audio Engineering Society to the Steel City Dance Company. Bonus: Students can cross-register at many other Pittsburgh-area schools, including the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Image Credit: Top, Courtesy of Duquesne University   Getting the Most out of a College Visit


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