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 770 - 950, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 17 - 20. We were able to estimate the Dillard University average GPA (2.80 - 2.97) 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 14 percent attended the school.

Overall Dillard University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Dillard University was reported as 35.4% in Fall 2013 with over 4,730 college 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: 17 - 20
  • Average GPA: 2.80 - 2.97

How Hard Is It to Get into Dillard University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to Dillard University and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Dillard University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 47.6%
  • 2010-2011: 47.5%
  • 2011-2012: 48.8%
  • 2012-2013: 28.3%
  • 2013-2014: 35.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 38.1%

How Does Dillard University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Dillard University is fifty-seven percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Southern University at New Orleans48.9%
Xavier University of Louisiana54.4%
Loyola University-New Orleans87.1%
Our Lady of the Lake College66.2%

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 Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Dillard University (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English16 - 21
Math16 - 19
Composite Score17 - 20
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