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Campus & Student Life at Dillard University

Home to about 1,215 undergraduates in 2020, Dillard University is a small, private university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Dillard University offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Dillard University can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Dillard University Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Dillard University is an "Historically Black College or University" (HBCU)

The Higher Education Act of 1965 established historically black colleges and universities as institutions whose principal mission was the education of African-Americans. Today, the HBCU designation does not necessitate that Dillard University is exclusively or even predominantly African-American (though it currently is). Thanks to integration efforts, there are HBCUs with non-black majorities and non-HBCUs with black majorities. For more information you can review the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Dillard University is Affiliated With the United Methodist Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the United Methodist faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best United Methodist Colleges and Universities.

Dillard University Has a Disability Services Site

For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Dillard University Disability Services.

Dillard University for the Military

While not a "service academy", Dillard University does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Dillard University Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Dillard University for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Dillard University

Dillard University offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Dillard University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Dillard University

Dillard University has a comparatively small, student body. There were 1,215 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,152 (94.8%). Part-time attendance was 63 (5.2%).


Dillard University is Ranked #2,581 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Dillard University is less diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Dillard University #2581 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Dillard University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Dillard University by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Dillard University Diversity Guide.

Dillard University Competes in the NIAA

Dillard University has a total of 80 student athletes, 39 men and 41 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$1,178,317
Total Expenses (all teams)$1,178,317

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Dillard University Athletics

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