Dillard University

2601 Gentilly Blvd, New orleans, LA 70122
Tel: (504)816-4640
Private not-for-profit | 1,307 students
Dillard University is a private, historically black, liberal arts institution. Dillard has as its purpose the development of graduates who are broadly educated, culturally aware, concerned with improving the human condition and able to meet the competitive demands of a global and technologically advanced society. To achieve this purpose, the university strives to create and maintain an academic climate that is conducive to the pursuit of scholarship through programs of excellence anchored in the liberal arts.

School Overview:

Dillard University
CountyOrleans County, LA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
97 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,307 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,222 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
85 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted28%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)390-480450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)370-460460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)380-460440-570
ACT English (25-75%)15-2119-25
ACT Math (25-75%)16-1918-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)16-2020-25

School Notes:

  • Dillard University's educational program is conceived and implemented to Increase students' knowledge of the liberal arts and promote awareness and understanding of the African and African American heritage, Encourage in students an attitude reflecting ethical and spiritual values and prepare them to develop a commitment to improve the human condition, Empower students to compete in a global and technologically advanced society by developing their competence in oral and written communications, in the use of quantitative reasoning skills, and in the application of information technology, Prepare students for admission to graduate and professional schools and for employment in their chosen profession.
  • The Dillard University provides 38 Academic Majors, Interdisciplinary Honors Program, Business, Educational & Psychological Studies, Humanities, Natural Sciences & Public Health, Nursing, Social Sciences.
  • The university takes pride in the accomplishments of our student-athletes both on and off the playing fields. While competition is important, the overall development of young men and women is essential. We are committed to preparing young people for productive careers upon completion of their athletic eligibility.
  • Dillard University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and competes in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC).
  • Dillard University is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)to award B.A., B.S., B.S.N.
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