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New Orleans, Louisiana

Dillard University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Dillard University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
40.8%
Admission Difficulty for Dillard University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Dillard University and can I get accepted? The school has a 41% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,630 out of 6,445 applicants were admitted making Dillard University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent. Dillard University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Dillard University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
870-1110
Applicants Submitting SAT
1%
SAT Scores for Dillard University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 360
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 870
SAT Scores for Dillard University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 990

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

Dillard University typically requires applicants to be in the top 82 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 870 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 750. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 990 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in Louisiana for highest average SAT composite score. 1 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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 >54%
990 to 1110 Avg + 41%-54%
870 to 990 Avg - 29%-41%
750 to 870 Reach 19%-29%
Less than 750 Low <19%
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Dillard University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT
82%
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 20
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 19

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 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Louisiana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 82 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dillard University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Dillard University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >59%
19 to 21 Avg + 41%-59%
18 to 19 Avg - 33%-41%
17 to 18 Reach 26%-33%
Less than 17 Low <26%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.0
Typical High School Grades
B

You will 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 3.0 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #19 in Louisiana for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Dillard University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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High School GPA's for admitted Dillard University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 3% Good
3.50 to 3.75 7% Good
3.25 to 3.50 10% Good
3.00 to 3.25 21% Good
2.75 to 3.00 38% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 20% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

62% of Dillard University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Dillard University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14%
Top 25% of class 31%
Top 50% of class 62%
Bottom 50% of class 38%
Bottom 25% of class 25%

Admission Statistics

Dillard University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,759 1,626 6,445
Accepted 2,012 618 2,630
Acceptance Rate 42% 38% 41%
Enrolled 263 75 338
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 12% 13%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
254

Applicants have 254 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Dillard University before the Jul 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Dillard University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Dillard University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies 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.