Dillard University Details

Email Address admissions@dillard.edu
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 2601 Gentilly Boulevard
City New Orleans
State Louisiana
Zip 70122
Phone 504-283-8822
Total Enrollment 1953
Motto Ex Fide Fortis (From Confidence, to Courage)
Level of Selectivity Slightly competitive
Location Dillard is located in the metropolitan city of New Orleans, with a population of approximately 1.3 million. Situated on the Mississippi River 50 miles above the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans is known for its fine foods, entertainment, parks, museums, art galleries, and other attractions. Its famous Vieux Carre or French Quarter is a living museum. The annual Mardi Gras brings thousands of visitors to the city each year. New Orleans offers opera, a nationally known symphony orchestra, and the Louisiana Superdome, which hosts sports events and attracts famous artists. The campus provides a serious place for study, while the city provides a place for an array of social, cultural, and recreational activities.
History Dillard University is a four-year, private, liberal arts, coeducational school created in 1930 by the merging of its two parent institutions, Straight University and Union Normal School. In 1869, Straight University, later renamed Straight College, was established by the Congregational Church. Between 1874 and 1886 Straight operated a law department. In 1869, Union Normal School was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church. By the end of the century, Union was renamed New Orleans University. The University opened a medical department, including a school of pharmacy and a school of nursing, in 1889. The medical college was discontinued in 1911, but the hospital and nursing school continued under the name of Flint-Goodridge Hospital. On June 6, 1930, Straight College and New Orleans University merged to form Dillard University, which continued to operate the Flint-Goodridge Hospital until 1983. In 1935, Dillard University moved to its present location and began instruction. Dillard had the first speech department in a black university and the first nationally accredited nursing program in Louisiana. The campus is situated on approximately 48 acres in a lovely residential section of New Orleans. The nineteen-building campus consists of stately, white, turn-of-the-century architecture and has been cited as one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. This historically black college is a member school of the United Negro College Fund.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation No
Accrediation Dillard is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
Costs per Year 2002–03 Tuition: $9810 Room and board: $3750 (room); $2086 (board) Special fees: $300 Books: $1000 Estimated total cost: $16,946
In State Tuition 9810
Out of State Tuition 9810
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 90 Number of scholarships and grants: 1,223 Total amount of scholarships and grants: $5,020,000 Range of scholarships and grants: $500–$15,250
Financial-Aid Deadline Continuous notification; March 31 (fall priority); July 15 (spring priority).
Admission Deadline Rolling admissions; July 1 (fall); December 1 (priority).
Entrance Requirements Graduation from an accredited high school (or equivalent) with 20 units, including 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3 science (laboratory), 3 social sciences, and 7 electives (foreign language recommended); must be recommended by a high school principal or counselor and a teacher. A $10 nonrefundable application fee is required. Admission Application Deadline: Rolling admissions; July 1 (fall); December 1 (priority). Admission Contact: Director of Admissions, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122; Telephone: 504-286-4670; 800-216-6637 (toll-free); 504-816-4895 (fax); E-mail: admissions@dillard.edu.
Graduation Requirements 127 credit hours and completion of the core requirements, including 6 to 9 in English, 6 to 9 in mathematics, 8 in the natural sciences, 6 in social sciences, 2 in physical education, and one computer course. The last 30 hours must be in residence.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 1,953 In-state: 1,212 Other regions: 34 states and 7 international Full-time undergraduates (men/women): 397/1,350 Part-time undergraduates (men/women): 39/67 Ethnic/racial makeup: African American: 1,932; Asian, 2; Caucasian, 4; Hispanic, 5; Other/Unclassified, 10
Diversity 67
Student Life Campus Regulations: Freshmen must attend a weekly assembly; class attendance required; cars must be registered to be parked on campus; curfews and quiet hours enforced; college orientation required. Campus Services: Health center, personal and social counseling, career planning and placement, student employment, chapel and religious services, and religious counseling. Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater, concerts, chorale, and dances. Students can get involved in the student-run newspaper or yearbook. Communication majors or volunteers may work in the student-run radio or television station. Each year students look forward to participating in the art competition or browsing the art exhibits. Leadership opportunities are found in the Student Government Association (SGA), class organizations, the debating club, or special interest groups. Greek sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta; fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma. Six national honor societies are present on campus. Housing Availability: 600 spaces available within four resident halls. Freshman-only housing available. Handicapped Services: Special parking is available for students with disabilities.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 120 Student-teacher ratio: 15:1 Full-time faculty members: 101 Part-time faculty members: 19
Athletic Program Dillard is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Intercollegiate sports: men’s basketball, cross-country, and tennis; women’s basketball, cross-country, and tennis. Intramural sports: basketball, bowling, gymnastics, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and weight lifting. Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122; Telephone: 504-816-4004; 504-283-5456 (fax).
School Calender August-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May One summer session.
Website http://www.dillard.edu/
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: Accounting, Art, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Economics, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English, Foreign Language, History, Japanese Studies, Mass Communication, Music, Philosophy and Religion, Physical Education and Health, Political Science, Psychology, Secondary Education, Special Education, Social Welfare, Sociology, Speech and Drama, Urban Studies Bachelor of Science: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Health Education, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics, Pre-Engineering, Premedicine
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