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Dillard University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Dillard University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
65%
Admission Difficulty for Dillard University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Dillard University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Dillard University is 65%.  It ranks #9 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Dillard University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 3,777 out of 5,783 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent (SAT 950/1110 ACT 18/22). Dillard University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.24. 8% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Dillard University application fee is $36 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Dillard University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Dillard University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
950-1110
Applicants Submitting SAT 
-
SAT Scores for Dillard University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Dillard University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 1030

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Dillard University?

Dillard University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. Dillard University ranks #14 in Louisiana for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Dillard University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1110 and Above Good >78%
1030 to 1110 Avg + 65%-78%
950 to 1030 Avg - 49%-65%
870 to 950 Reach 34%-49%
Less than 870 Low <34%
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Dillard University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
18-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for Dillard University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Dillard University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 21
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Dillard University?

Admission data indicates that Dillard University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 in Louisiana for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dillard University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Dillard University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
22 and Above Good >78%
20 to 22 Avg + 65%-78%
18 to 20 Avg - 49%-65%
16 to 18 Reach 34%-49%
Less than 16 Low <34%
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Dillard University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.24
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Dillard University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Dillard University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Dillard University was 3.24 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 in Louisiana for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Dillard University accepts 65% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Dillard University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 3.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 9.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 14.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 26.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 22.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 24.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Dillard University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,173 1,610 5,783
Accepted 2,866 911 3,777
Acceptance Rate 69% 57% 65%
Enrolled 254 57 311
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 6% 8%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Dillard University is $36.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Dillard University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Dillard University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Dillard University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=158802 IPEDS survey data for Dillard University.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Dillard University?

65% of those who apply are granted admission to Dillard University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Dillard University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1110. 0% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Dillard University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 22. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.