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B-
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
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Dillard University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU, Methodist
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Address
2601 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70122
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Dillard University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
39%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
820-1050
ACT Range
18-21
Application Fee
$36
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,801/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,365/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,832/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,813/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,398/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,306/ year
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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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,179Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
83%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Unique and knowledgeable
    72%
  • Beautiful and Smart
    22%
  • Excited
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.45 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Amazing
    33%
  • Family
    33%
  • It is a very cool school, it is laid back.
    29%
  • Horrible
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
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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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!
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My Dillard University experience was challenging, rewarding, fulfilling, and world-class! Dillard prepared me for bright and brilliant future. I would not been as successful as I have if it was not for the dedicated and challenging professors, the rich community, and my astute, creative, and unique fellow students. Furthermore, New Orleans is a phenomenal city in which to learn; the culture, arts, living history, and politics were a laboratory of sorts!
While attending Dillard, I have had a great experience. Dillard, overall, is a very academic bound HBCU. This university has students and teachers pushing each other to succeed and strive higher in life. I would recommend this school for mostly locals. This school generally doesn't have a high diversity in race nor culture. Dillard mostly consist of African Americans with a New Orleans culture. I would recommend it to locals because I think they would feel most comfortable here. Academically, I think that Dillard performs well. From being in class with these scholars, Dillard shapes and molds excellent students with a motivation to succeed. Dillard represents HBCU's well and I am glad that I was able to to tell you how.