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Dillard University
New Orleans, LA
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,185
   Women 862 (72.7%)
   Men 323 (27.3%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 48% of 4,615 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 2.78
SAT Math 430 average
380-500 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 437 average
390-490 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 19 average
17-20 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA        
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $31,858
  Tuition and Fees $17,004
  Room and Board $9,874
Average Percent of Need Met 64%
Average Freshman Award $16,409
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 65
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
New Orleans Population 369,250
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 61% of freshmen, 44% of all students
Athletic Conferences National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Sororities 40% of women participate
Fraternities 25% of men participate
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
First-Year Students Returning 75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 26.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 48%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 15.0%