Located in the Heart of Pittsburgh

Photo collage of points of interest in PittsburghLooking to make the most of your law school experience? Find out why Duquesne Law students say being in the heart of Pittsburgh is an important key to success.  

What’s the only U.S. city on National Geographic Traveller’s global Cool List for 2019? Yup. Pittsburgh. 

Duquesne is located steps from Pittsburgh’s legal epicenter, so gaining experience in the area’s firms, courts, businesses and agencies is convenient. And Pittsburgh’s eclectic neighborhoods and competitive cost of living make it an attractive place to study, work, and live. 

As a student here you can discover the region’s many cultural and recreational offerings such as numerous bike trails, including the Great Allegheny Passage linking Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.; breaktaking parks including Ohiopyle; world-class museums; and the Pittsburgh Cultural District, with theaters, galleries and performance spaces all within walking distance. 

Plus the city’s major-league sports venues are all located within about a mile, including PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates; Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers; and PPG Paints Arena, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins and major concerts, located across the street from campus. 

Convenient and Affordable Housing

Pittsburgh offers numerous off-campus housing options in vibrant neighborhoods near campus, including South SideOakland, Lawrenceville, Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, the Mexican War Streets and Mount Washington, to name a few.

Living costs are less expensive in the region than in other major cities. Examples include a 1-2 bedroom house in the South Side (across the 10th Street Bridge) for $995 + utilities, and a single unit in an Oakland house (a bus ride away) for $500.

Pittsburgh has more than 90 neighborhoods with interesting and affordable housing, including Downtown and Uptown with their own wealth of options. One of our recent grads, 28-year-old Adam Quatrini, L'14, moved from Washington, D.C., to a downtown condo when attending Duquesne Law. Read his story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Pittsburgh Millennials Help Shape the City.” 

An Urban Campus

Duquesne’s campus offers the best of two worlds – a private enclave steps away from a vibrant urban center. Amenities include the Power Center’s extensive recreation and fitness facilities; numerous campus dining options; and multiple Starbucks and Coffee Tree Roaster sites, including in the law school.

BuzzFeed’s 20 Delicious Things to Enjoy in Pittsburgh and More

Pittsburgh is a foodie town. Find out what the Strip District offers on a Saturday morning. Check out new restaurant openings in Lawrenceville. Discover the buzz about Slow Food Pittsburgh.  Find a farmers market or new bakery. Walk to Market Square on the weekend.

Read BuzzFeed's Pittsburgh picks, including french fries at the O… burgers at Tesaro’s… beef tacos at the Pittsburgh Taco Truck… brunch at Meat & Potatoes… crepe pancakes at Pamela’s… macaroons at Jean Marc’s… challah french toast at Coca Café… and other foodie destinations. 

And don't miss the New York Times food section cover story: "Pittsburgh's Youth-Driven Food Boom."

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