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If you want to know more about Dillard University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Dillard University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Dillard University was awarded 12 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Dillard University is ranked #1,368 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Dillard University held the #1,378 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 24 colleges in Louisiana, Dillard University is ranked at #18.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Dillard University?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Dillard University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 41%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to Dillard University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 320 and 540. Math scores were between 470 and 490.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Dillard University  ( 320 to 540 )

SAT Math Scores for Dillard University  ( 470 to 490 )
Dillard University received ACT scores from 82% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 21.

ACT Composite Scores for Dillard University  ( 18 to 21 )

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Dillard University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Dillard University is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Dillard University is 58%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  58 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dillard University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Dillard University is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 26% for first-time, full-time students at Dillard University, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  26 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at Dillard University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,290 undergraduates at Dillard University with 1,200 being full-time and 90 being part-time.

Dillard University Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Dillard University is 21.58 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  21.58 out of 100
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How Much Does Dillard University Cost?

The overall average net price of Dillard University is $17,123. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Dillard University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,608 $17,445 $17,252 $17,800 $20,631

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Dillard University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Dillard University, approximately 92% of students took out student loans averaging $7,991 a year. That adds up to $31,964 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Dillard University is 18.3%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Dillard University Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Dillard University make around $35,400 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 11% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Dillard University make the most money.

Location of Dillard University

Dillard University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in New Orleans, Louisiana. The location of Dillard University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Dillard University

Contact details for Dillard University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2601 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70122
Phone: 504-816-4768

Dillard University Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Public Health 44 $23,700
General Biology 41 NA
General Psychology 18 NA
Business Administration & Management 17 $19,000
Nursing 16 $59,600
Communication & Media Studies 16 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 15 NA
Physics 14 NA
Social Work 8 NA
Business/Managerial Economics 8 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Dillard University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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