Dillard University

2601 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, United States
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Overview of Dillard University

About this school

Dillard, a church-affiliated, liberal arts university, was formed through the 1930 merger of New Orleans University and Straight College. Its 48-acre campus is located in a residential section of New Orleans. Campus architecture is predominantly neoclassical in style.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,185
    • Men:323 (27.3%)
    • Women:862 (72.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Dillard University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
6
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
City, State, Zip
New Orleans, LA  70122-3097
Phone
(504) 816-4670
Fax
(504) 286-4895
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$36
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
48% of 4,615 applicants were admitted
Women
49% of 3,261 applicants were admitted
Men
45% of 1,354 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
411 (19%) of 2,197 admitted students enrolled
Women
296 (19%) of 1,590 admitted students enrolled
Men
115 (19%) of 607 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.78
375 And Above
8%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
37%
2.00 - 2.49
15%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19 average |17-20 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
8%
• Score 18 - 23
61%
• Score 12 - 17
31%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $18,711 (56.067961165048544%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,988 (29.929282032841904%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,300 (3.895481241759559%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,373 (10.107275560349994%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Dillard University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002004
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
222 (99.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
213 (95.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
213 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
12 (5.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$16,409
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 210 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,247
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 192 (90.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,808
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 12 (5.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
10 (4.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,250

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,129 (97.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,096 (97.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,087 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
55 (5.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$14,972
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,060 (97.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,946
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,036 (95.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,533
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 49 (4.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
43 (3.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,078

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
100%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,095
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,632

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


72

Part-Time Faculty


67

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


33%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 32% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 33% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 23% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
75
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Dillard University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


75.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


26.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


35.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


38.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (23)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Psychology, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, biology with Boston University, Meharry Medical College, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, Ohio College of Medicine; public health with Louisiana State University, Tulane University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


369,250

Nearest Metropolitan Area


55 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
41.8 average low in January, 89.2 average high in September
Rain
115 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
15 mile(s) from campus in New Orleans
Nearest Bus Station
7 mile(s) from campus in New Orleans
Nearest Train Station
6 mile(s) from campus in New Orleans

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


40% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


50%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, tennis, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Dillard University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, student activities board, national pan-hellenic council, collegiate 100, class councils

Sororities


40% of women participate

Fraternities


25% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,133

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,185
Women
862
Men
323

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.0% Asian
  • 92.6% Black/African-American
  • 0.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 0.1% White
  • 6.0% Unknown

International Students


2.2% from 10 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources