Dillard University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Dillard University Admissions Overview:

Dillard University may seem selective since about six out of every ten applicants will not get in, but the requirements for admission should be attainable for most hard-working students. Applicants should have a GPA of 2.5 (on the 4.0 scale) to be considered for admission. As part of the application process, students will need to submit test scores from the SAT or ACT, as well as high school transcripts.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Dillard University Acceptance Rate: 39%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Dillard University Description:

Dillard University is a private, historically Black liberal arts university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church. Dillard sits on a serene, 55-acre wooded campus in Gentilly, a residential area of the city, just a few miles from the shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Students at the university benefit from small class sizes and individual attention from professors, with a student faculty ratio of only 11 to 1. Dillard offers 22 undergraduate majors within its Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Professional Studies and Business, as well as a two-year gateway degree for incoming freshmen. The college also offers several continuing education options through the College of General Studies. The Institute of Jazz Culture, founded in 2002, gives students a holistic approach to learning the history and performance of Jazz. Students are involved in campus life as well, participating in more than 30 clubs and organizations and an active Greek life with six fraternities and sororities. On the athletic front, the Dillard Bleu Devils compete in the NAIA Division I Gulf Coast Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,261 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 27% Male / 73% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $17,064
  • Books: $1,220 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,873
  • Other Expenses: $3,919
  • Total Cost: $32,076

Dillard University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 89%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $11,148
    • Loans: $8,184

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business, Mass Communications, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 27%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 39%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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