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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C
Dillard is a private, Christian university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a historically black college, Dillard has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,223 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Dillard acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Public Health, Nursing, and Biology. Graduating 42% of students, Dillard alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,000.
2601 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70122
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Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

Dillard University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Dillard Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
790-1030
ACT Range
18-21
Application Fee
$36
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$17,590/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$13,887/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,223Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
86
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
82%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Unique and knowledgeable
    70%
  • Beautiful and Smart
    22%
  • Excited
    4%
  • perplexing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.53 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
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  • Family
    34%
  • It is a very cool school, it is laid back.
    28%
  • Amazing
    24%
  • Horrible
    7%
  • eldritch
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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Being a girl from the big city of Los Angeles, deciding to go down South for school actually wasn't a culture shock. Everything is super accessible, southern hospitality is REAL, and the stars at night are amazing. The campus does need some maintenance work and the security needs to be much more strict with enforcing rules. The parties are great and the student organizations are superb. The staff genuinely cares about you getting the absolute most out of your experience and the classes match my level of difficulty. Ultimately, the foundation I've built is worth my investment!
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Traveling to a different state for school wasn't easy for me. Leaving my family and learning to live on my own really set me apart from my comfort zone. Because Dillard is a smaller HBCU, I felt at home being there. I was always comfortable. My dorm was clean, physically up to date, and accommodating. The food is good, of course after being there for a couple months you will get tired but it is not bad at all. At least there is a selection and its tasteful. Campus is SAFE, it is gated and we have "top flight" security. I can actually say that professors at Dillard are great, they really care about your well being. It is always important to get to know your professor, make a good impression so that when scholarship come around they have no problem writing recommendations for you. I can't say enough about my HBCU, you'll have to take a visit some day!
Dillard university is a historical black University (HBCU). In the heart of Gentilly, this university that was once a plantation resides. My first year experience at Dillard university was a great experience. Throughout my first year I learned many things and made long lasting friend ships. At the prestigious Dillard university it feels like home. Which, I feel that every transition high school student should feel. The faculty, student life, and the overall environment is welcoming and always their in any time of need. Nevertheless, the transition from high school to college is a tough one, but with the right institution nothing is impossible.