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Duquesne University
Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit (/duːˈkeɪn/ or /djuːˈkeɪn/; Duquesne University or Duquesne) is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded by members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne first opened as the Pittsburgh Catholic College of the Holy Ghost in October 1878 with an enrollment of 40 students and a faculty of six. In 1911, the college became the first Catholic university-level institution in Pennsylvania. It is the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the world.[citation needed] It is named for an 18th-century governor of New France, Michel-Ange Duquesne de Menneville. Duquesne has since expanded to over 9,300 graduate and undergraduate students within a self-contained 49-acre (19.8 ha) hilltop campus in Pittsburgh's Bluff neighborhood. The school maintains an associate campus in Rome and encompasses ten schools of study. The university hosts international students from more than 80 countries although most students—about 80%—are from Pennsylvania or the surrounding region. Duquesne is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity". There are more than 93,000 living alumni of the university including two cardinals and the current bishop of Pittsburgh.
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Inception: 1878

Alternate Names: Duquesne University., Duquesne university Pittsburgh, Pa., Duquesne University Ehemalige Vorzugsbenennung SWD, DU, Universidad de Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh., Holy Ghost College, Duquesne University of the Holy Ghost, Universidad de Duquesne, Pittsburgh. Duquesne University, Pittsburgh Catholic College, Pittsburgh College of the Holy Ghost., Catholic College of the Holy Ghost., Pittsburgh Catholic College of the Holy Ghost., Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit
Associated Place(s): Pittsburgh, United States of America