Dillard University

New Orleans, LA

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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.

Website: www.dillard.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,185
Undergraduate
Students
(72.7%) 862 Women
(27.3%) 323 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

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
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
19 average
17-20 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$33,372
Tuition and Fees
$18,711
Room and Board
$9,988
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Freshman Award
$16,409
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,095
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
72
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
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Campus Life

New Orleans Population
369,250
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
 
Sororities
40% of women participate
Fraternities
25% of men participate
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Students

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%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 6  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
City, State, Zip
New Orleans, LA 70122-3097
Phone
(504) 816-4670
Fax
(504) 286-4895
E-mail
admission@dillard.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
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
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
2.78
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 10%
Top quarter: 35%
Top half: 69%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$33,372
Tuition and Fees
$18,711
Room and Board
$9,988
Books and Supplies
$1,300
Other Expenses
$3,373
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002004
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

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 Who Took Out Loans
100%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,095
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
640
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
25
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
16
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,632
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Health professions and related sciences, Psychology, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
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
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Boston Population
369,250
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
55 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
40% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
50%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

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

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,185
Women
862 (72.7%)
Men
323 (27.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,133
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
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
26.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
35.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
38.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
48%
Average Starting Salary
48%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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