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Dillard University

New Orleans, LA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate80%

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 university in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Dillard University was founded in 1869. The university enrolls around 1,224 students a year, including 1,228 undergraduate students.

Dillard University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Dillard University. Dillard University admitted 80% of all applicants in 2021. In 2021, 5,052 students applied to Dillard University and 4,036 were admitted.

Dillard University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 80%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 10%

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Dillard University is located in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana,.

If you want to see Dillard University for yourself, be sure to 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

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Transfer Applications are Due

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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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

990 - 1145


Math SAT Range

478 - 583


Reading SAT Range

510 - 593

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1145 and Above


990 to 1145


990 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Dillard University students is 1030. Applicants with SAT scores of 1145 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Dillard University, while applicants with SAT scores between 990 to 1145 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 990 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Dillard University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Dillard University is like? There are approximately 1,224 students enrolled at Dillard University, including 1,228 undergraduate students and -4 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 54% percent are from LA and 46% percent of students are from other states.


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