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How Well Is Dillard University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, 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

Dillard University landed the #1,368 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Dillard University also holds the #18 spot on the Best Colleges in Louisiana ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Dillard University?

Acceptance Rate

Dillard University has an acceptance rate of 41%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Dillard University.

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

At Dillard University, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

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

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Dillard University is 26%. That's 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 1,225 undergraduates at Dillard University with 1,155 being full-time and 70 being part-time.

Dillard University Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Dillard University make about $35,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 11% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Dillard University make the most money.

Location of Dillard University

Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dillard University is a private not-for-profit institution. 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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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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