Duquesne University

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is home to the private research institution that is known as Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit. In October of 1878, members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit established Duquesne University, which at the time was known as the Pittsburgh Catholic College of the Holy Ghost. At that time, the school had an enrolment of forty students and a staff of six. In 1911, the college attained university status, making it the first Catholic institution of its kind in the state of Pennsylvania. It is the only Spiritan institution of higher education anywhere in the globe. It was named after Michel-Ange Duquesne de Menneville, who served as the administrator of New France in the 18th century.

Over 9,300 graduate and undergraduate students are now enrolled at Duquesne University, which is located on a self-contained hilltop campus that spans 49 acres (19.8 hectares) in Pittsburgh's Bluff area. The university has eleven different colleges of study and also has a campus that is affiliated with in Rome. Although there are students attending the institution from more than 80 different countries, the majority of students, around 80%, are from Pennsylvania or the nearby area. "R2: Doctoral Universities - High research activity" is the category that Duquesne University belongs to. More than 93,000 live graduates of the institution are still active in some capacity, including two cardinals and the present bishop of Pittsburgh.

The Duquesne Dukes are a college basketball team that competes in Division I of the NCAA. During the 1950s, the Duquesne men's basketball team made it to the national championship game twice and won the NIT title in 1955.