Dillard University

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Dillard University is a historically black college found in New Orleans, LA. About a thousand students are enrolled at Dillard University.

The majority of students getting into this school had an SAT score between 980 - 1120, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 19 - 23. We were able to estimate the Dillard University average GPA (2.98 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Dillard University sends acceptance letters to around 40 percent of applicants each year. Of those that are admitted, around 9 percent attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at dillard.edu.

Overall Dillard University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Dillard University was reported as 38.8% in Fall 2020 with over 9,200 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Dillard University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Dillard University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Dillard University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 39.4%
  • 2017-2018: 41.2%
  • 2018-2019: 60.7%
  • 2019-2020: 38.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 42.5%

How Does Dillard University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Dillard University is forty-six percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Southern University at New Orleans60.3%
Xavier University of Louisiana60.0%
Loyola University-New Orleans75.0%
Our Lady of the Lake College56.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Dillard University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 580
Math480 - 540
Total Score980 - 1120
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math16 - 22
Composite Score19 - 23
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