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Dillard University

New Orleans, LA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate55%
Acceptance Rate55%

About Dillard University

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.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Dillard University

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
Average GPA 3.3
Test Optional Yes
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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College Info

2601 Gentilly Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70122-3097

Campus Setting: Urban

Dillard University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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.

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Dillard University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

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23 and Above


18 to 23


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Dillard University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

970 - 1100


Math SAT Range

470 - 565


Reading SAT Range

490 - 555

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1100 and Above


970 to 1100


970 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Dillard University Tuition & Fees

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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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