Founded in 1869 in New Orleans, Dillard University is a four-year liberal arts HBCU that has served as an engine of social mobility and equity. A member of the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ, the Dillard community is guided by the motto “Ex Fide, Fortis,” where strength and courage are drawn from faith and confidence. True to its mission, Dillard “cultivates leaders who live ethically, think and communicate precisely, and act courageously to make the world a better place.”
Dillard University is a private, religious school in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Dillard University was founded in 1869 and enrolls 1,203 undergrads and no graduate students.
It is moderately difficult to get into Dillard University. Around 55% of applicants get into Dillard University each year. In 2022, 6,188 students applied to Dillard University and 3,417 were admitted.
|Dillard University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||55%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||ED not offered|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||EA not offered|
|Applicants Submitting SAT scores||14%|
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Dillard University is locatedin the city of New Orleans, Louisiana,.
If you are interested in seeing Dillard University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 10 to New Orleans, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International.
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2601 Gentilly Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70122-3097
Campus Setting: Urban
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Dillard University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Dillard University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
23 and Above
18 to 23
18 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Dillard University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Dillard University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1100 and Above
970 to 1100
970 and Less
The median SAT score for Dillard University students is 1035. Applicants with SAT scores of 1100 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Dillard University, while applicants with SAT scores between 970 to 1100 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 970 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Dillard University.
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Wondering what life at Dillard University is like? There are approximately 1,202 students enrolled at Dillard University. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 56% percent are from LA and 44% percent of students are from other states.
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