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Study at Dillard University

Originally, the Straight University and the Union Normal School were established in 1869. They were later renamed the Straight College and the New Orleans University respectively. The merger of these two institutes in 1930 led to the formation of the Dillard University. The campus of the institute is located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dillard University offers bachelor's degrees in arts, science and nursing. Students can choose from over 35 majors that are available in the following academic divisions:

  • Division of Business
  • Division of Educational and Psychological Studies
  • Division of Humanities
  • Division of Natural Sciences and Public Health
  • Division of Nursing
  • Division of Social Sciences
Students of Dillard University participate in sports including basketball, cross country, track and field, and volleyball. The teams are nicknamed the Blue Devils. In addition, there are several honor societies in the university. These include the Alpha Chi, Beta Beta Beta National Biological Society, Alpha Kappa Mu, Beta Kappa Chi, Psi Chi, and The Omicron Delta Kappa Society.

Profile of Dillard University

Dillard is in New Orleans, LA. New Orleans is a medium-sized city. The school is classified as a United Methodist college. Dillard is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

Dillard offers many Course Topics. Fields of study in vogue at the school include media, science, and drama and performing arts.

Dillard Selectivity

Not all applicants to Dillard are accepted. Just 46% of applicants in 2007 were accepted at the school. The top quarter of students at Dillard scored at least 500 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 380 to 450 in 2007.


The schools' faculty/student ratio of superior to most. The most successful professors at Dillard are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 956 students study at the school . Dillard is particularly welcoming to minority students.

Student Life

The school offers a real campus feel. Dillard makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students at the school can take advantage of the school's meal plans. Students participate in Gulf Coast Athletic Conference athletics.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Dillard University is a private, historically black, comprehensive undergraduate institution, having as its purpose the development of graduates who are broadly educated, culturally aware, concerned with improving the human condition, and able to meet the competitive demands of a global and technologically advanced society. To achieve this purpose, the university strives to create and maintain an academic climate that is conducive to the pursuit of scholarship through programs of excellence anchored in the liberal arts. "

Dillard Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Science25biology, chemistry, physics, physics courses
Business and Management23business management, accounting, marketing, international business, business, business and related services, managerial economics
Therapy and Counselling22psychology, physical therapy
Liberal Arts18political science, economics, Spanish language, sociology, English composition, history, African-American studies, urban studies, . . .
Media16mass communication
Nursing and Emergency Medicine13registered nursing
Education and Teaching12elementary school teaching, early childhood education, education courses, social studies teaching, English teaching, biology teaching, physical education teaching, history teaching, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering9systems analyst, computer science
Family and Social Work9youth services
Medical administration5public health Education
Drama and Performing Arts3stagecraft
Medicine3public health, pharmaceutical chemistry, public health courses, pre-med
Music2music performance, music, music management, music theory and composition
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2occupational therapy
Art Studies1art studies, arts management
Engineering1engineering physics
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy and religious studies

Contact: Dillard

Dillard University

2601 Gentilly Blvd

New Orleans, LA 70122

General Phone: (504) 283-8822


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