Dillard University

2601 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA

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Dillard University is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in New Orleans, LA. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were founded after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. The school's United Methodist affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's mission. Approximately a thousand students are enrolled yearly at Dillard University.

Areas of study available at Dillard University include:

  • Ethnic Cultural And Gender Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit school records, which are then reviewed by the admissions office. Most common test scores among students accepted to this school are between 16 - 20 for the ACT exam, or 1090 - 1410 on the SAT. 49% of those students that apply are admitted to Dillard University, of which 13% choose to attend.

The cost of tuition is approximately $16,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to use the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their cost of attending this school. The price of on-campus housing is about $7,000 annually. Students at this school may qualify for aid which is generally scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for Dillard University is the "Blue Devils", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through oversight by the NAIA. Athletic programs available may include the following:

  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division I)
  • Volleyball (NAIA Division I)

Students can take a look at the school's http://www.dillard.edu to see additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the candidates Dillard University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Dillard University has a total student population of about 1,200. The student body is made up of 100% undergraduate students and 25% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $15,000-$18,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $630 to $750 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$11,104
Receiving Student Loans92%$10,818

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Dillard University may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Dillard University is around 46%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years5%
Graduating in 5 Years6%
Graduating in 6 Years35%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1953)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Dillard University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Gulf Coast Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Gulf Coast Athletic Conference)
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Dillard University for official up-to-date information.

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Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

  • Phone: (504) 816-4670

Financial Aid Office

  • Phone: (504) 816-4677

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