Duquesne University is one of the top Catholic universities in America. It offers a comprehensive education that will challenge and nourish your academic abilities astheyll as spiritual and ethical growth. Duquesne University was founded 140 years ago by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. It is the only Spiritan institution of higher learning in the United States. We share the Spiritans' values and are deeply committed: Educational excellence Moral and Spiritual values A ecumenical environment open to diversity Service for the Church, the country, and the world. Duquesne University is home to outstanding teacher-scholars, who not only provide a great classroom experience but also conduct some of the most significant research in their respective fields. The Chronicle of Higher Education placed us at No. 16 of 61 small research universities rated using an index that measures faculty productivity.