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Dillard University Overview

Dillard University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Dillard University Known For?

247 Undergraduate Awards
$23,167 Avg Cost After Aid
41% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Dillard University is the bachelor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 58% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Dillard University?

Location of Dillard University

Contact details for Dillard University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2601 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70122
Phone: 504-816-4768

How Do I Get Into Dillard University?

You can apply to Dillard University online at:!.jnz

Admission Requirements for Dillard University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript neither required nor recommended
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Dillard University?

41% Acceptance Rate
77% Of Accepted Are Women
1% Submit SAT Scores
Dillard University has a fairly low acceptance rate of 41%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 23% of accepted students are men and 77% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 38%, and the acceptance rate for women is 42%.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to Dillard University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 320 and 540. Math scores were between 470 and 490.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Dillard University  ( 320 to 540 )

SAT Math Scores for Dillard University  ( 470 to 490 )
Dillard University received ACT scores from 82% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 23. Math scores were between 16 and 20. Composite scores were between 18 and 21.

ACT English Scores for Dillard University  ( 17 to 23 )
ACT Math Scores for Dillard University  ( 16 to 20 )
ACT Composite Scores for Dillard University  ( 18 to 21 )

Can I Afford Dillard University?

$23,167 Net Price
92% Take Out Loans
18.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Dillard University is $23,167. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Dillard University, approximately 92% of students took out student loans averaging $7,991 a year. That adds up to $31,964 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Dillard University is 18.3%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Dillard University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,155 Full-Time Undergraduates
75% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,225 undergraduate students at Dillard University, with 1,155 being full-time and 70 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Dillard University

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,155 full-time undergraduates at Dillard University, 25% are male and 75% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Dillard University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Dillard University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Dillard University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 818
Hispanic or Latino 25
White 4
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 303

Geographic Diversity

Louisiana students aren't the only ones who study at Dillard University. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 8 countries are represented at Dillard University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Mexico, Nigeria, and Senegal.

Dillard University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Public Health 44 44
General Biology 41 41
General Psychology 18 18
Business Administration & Management 17 17
Communication & Media Studies 16 16
Nursing 16 16
Criminal Justice & Corrections 15 15
Physics 14 14
Business/Managerial Economics 8 8
Social Work 8 8
Political Science & Government 7 7
Drama & Theater Arts 7 7
General English Literature 6 6
Chemistry 6 6
Music 6 6
Accounting 4 4
Urban Studies 4 4
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 4 4
Fine & Studio Arts 3 3
Mathematics 2 2
Computer Information Systems 1 1
International Business 0 0
Marketing 0 0
Sociology 0 0
TOTAL 247 247


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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