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Dillard University

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

Dillard University Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Dillard University, the application fee costs $36.

Dillard University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Dillard University's admissions stats.

Dillard University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Mean SAT Score 1035
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 14%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 62%
Waitlist No

Dillard University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Dillard University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to Dillard University?

Dillard University does not offer early decision or early action.

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Transferring to Dillard University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Dillard University

Dillard University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Dillard University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Dillard University

What does Dillard University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Dillard University for more information on admission factors.

Dillard University Application Requirements

To apply to Dillard University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Dillard University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript(S) of College Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Dillard University?

Students admitted to Dillard University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Dillard University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Dillard University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 14% of Dillard University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 62% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Dillard University?

To be competitive with other Dillard University applicants, you should aim to earn between 970 and 1100 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Dillard University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1100 and 25% of scored lower than 970, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Dillard University student is 1035.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Dillard University students scored 565 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Dillard University students scored 555 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Dillard University?

To be most competitive at Dillard University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Dillard University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Dillard University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

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More Information on Transferring to Dillard University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Dillard University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Dillard University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Dillard University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Dillard University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Dillard University.

Does Dillard University accept transfer credits?

✅ Dillard University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Dillard University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Dillard University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Dillard University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Dillard University?

❌ No, Dillard University is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to submit your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Dillard University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Dillard University is 55%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Dillard University?

❌ Dillard University does not offer early decision.

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Dillard University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Dillard University? Dillard University is a somewhat selective institution. The Dillard University acceptance rate is 55%. This means that the institution accepts 55 out of every 100 applicants.


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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Dillard University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Dillard University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.31. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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