Duquesne University Off-Campus Housing


Duquesne Off-Campus Housing

Rent College Pads is a Duquesne off-campus housing resource built to make the housing search easier for students.

Finding apartments at Duquesne University has always been a chore. At Rent College Pads we're fixing that. All of our off-campus housing options have been verified and approved by our diligent team of campus managers. We even follow up with you and the landlord to make sure you've found your perfect house. Because there are so many options to consider before making a responsible renting decision, check out our Duquesne University University apartment hunting guide below.

Duquesne Apartments and Houses For Rent

When To Search

Students who attend Duquesne University should start looking for off-campus housing in Pittsburgh when they return to school after winter break. The number of housing searches begins to rise in January, and students continue their house hunting throughout the spring semester. A majority of the units are pre-leased by students before spring break, so if you want to find the perfect place, start your search as early as possible!  

Rent in Pittsburgh, PA

Rent prices in Pittsburgh can be on the more expensive side, but if you look into your options, you can find something affordable. Living with a few roommates is going to be most cost-effective and keep some extra change in your pocket. Choosing to live alone will cost you nearly two times more than living in a four-bedroom place with friends. A lot of the housing options in Pittsburgh near Duquesne are apartment complexes, which is nice because you have several choices that offer a vast variety of amenities and sizes. There are houses nearby, but they’re limited, so we suggest start contacting landlords ASAP if you are interested in renting a house.   

Here’s a breakdown of Pittsburgh apartments and houses average rents per person, per bedroom:

Studio 1BR 2BR 3BR 4BR
$787 $1057 $630 $599 $582


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Pittsburgh is a foodie's paradise; the city is stacked with tons and tons of different restaurants and bars! As previously stated, heading down to The Strip District or Market Square are favored for all kinds of great eating and drinking experiences. If you are the type of person that likes to try new foods, you have definitely picked the right university to attend. Whether you’re looking for a midday snack or nighttime party, we’re sure one of these places has got you covered!


Best Restaurants:


  • Pamela’s
  • Fuel and Fuddle  
  • Hemingway’s Cafe
  • Primanti Bros
  • Conflict Kitchen


Best Bars:


  • Peter’s Pub
  • Gene’s Place
  • Gooski’s
  • Bar11
  • Jack’s Bar


Even in a metropolitan city, Pittsburgh has plenty of activities for students to escape the stresses of school and enjoy the outdoors. If you’re attending Duquesne, you have no excuse not to ride the Duquesne Incline. This cable car will take you on a ride to catch breathtaking views of downtown Pittsburgh and beyond! Be prepared for some walking, but from there you can walk to the Mount Washington Incline and take that up even higher.

Check out the Phipps Conservatory and enjoy countless glass sculptures, gardens, and greenhouses. Pittsburgh is also home to several public parks like nearby Pointe State Park. Here students can relax by the fountain, hike, walk or bike the many trails, and even kayak the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers. Lastly, let’s not forget about the Pittsburgh Zoo! The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium always has some type of event going on. They even have a Zoo Brew Oktoberfest where you can party with the animals.

College Life in Pittsburgh, PA

Things to do

Duquesne University is located in the heart of Pittsburgh, so you can bet there’s always plenty of stuff to get into both on and off-campus! On campus, students get involved by joining one of the hundreds of clubs and organizations offered. Both Greek Life and becoming a Duquesne University Volunteer (DUV) to help both the campus and community are popular choices.  When they’re not buried in a book at Gumberg, students also love hanging out on The Quad and engaging in campus events like intramural sports.

Students don’t have to travel far off-campus to enjoy what Pittsburgh has to offer! Just steps away are Market Square and the Strip District for great shopping, food, and sightseeing. A lot of students take advantage of proximity to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Penguins, and Steelers by going to games. When the weather is nice, tons of students walk downtown to Point State Park and relax near the fountain. Students also enjoy their days off by going to the Kennywood amusement park or Sandcastle, a popular water park. In addition, Pittsburgh is full of rich history, museums, Mount Washington, and the Pittsburgh Zoo!

Highlights include:

  • Shop and dine Market Square and The Strip District
  • Attend a Pittsburgh Pirate, Penguins, or Steelers  sporting event
  • Visit Point  State Park
  • Ride the incline to the top of Mount Washington

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