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Dillard University is a private liberal arts college with an emphasis on ethics, resilience, and collective action. It uses these tools to equip the leaders, thinkers, and artists of the future with the skills to turn ideals into actionable, transformative strategies. The school’s nimble size of roughly 1,200 enrollees, student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1, and average class size of 18 helps to ensure first-hand support for all students. Additional focus comes from its 22 majors, which range from the humanities to physical sciences, as well as specific certificate programs in geosciences and urban water management, and a core education that features courses examining the African diaspora.

Dillard offers students myriad ways to leverage their undergraduate education into action. Students in the College of Nursing can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and have the opportunity for experience and mentorship in medical settings. The Center for Racial Justice unites law enforcement officers with local communities to bring about systemic change to policing in communities of color. As a member of the Melton Foundation, Dillard students have access to global citizenship fellowships offering international internship and research opportunities.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Monica White
Director of Admissions

Admissions Office
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70122

(504) 816-4670


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Avenue of the Oaks
Lawless Memorial Chapel
Samuel DuBois Cook - Humanities
Dent Hall - Athletics
Professional Schools Building (PSB)

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Aquarium of the Americas
French Quarter
The Riverwalk Market Place
The Garden District
City Park

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Monday AND Friday at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions
Not Available


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Coach Directly

Class Visits

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Armstrong International Airport, Amtrak Train Station, Greyhound Bus Station, Buses, Taxis

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the East: I-10 West to I-610 (Exit 238B) to Elysian Fields (Exit 3). Turn right onto Elysian Fields. Proceed to Gentilly Boulevard (about 1/3 mile). Turn left onto Gentilly drive about 1/2 mile. Dillard University is on the right. Enter at the gate house. From the West: I-10 East to Elysian Fields (Exit237). Go 1.3 miles to Gentilly Boulevard. Turn left and drive about 1/2 mile. Dillard University is on the right. Enter at the gate house.


Applicants: 8,037
Acceptance Rate: 41%
Average HS GPA: 3.40



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