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Location | New Orleans
Population | 1,270,530
Enrollment | 1,300
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host

Term Dates
Fall | 8/14-12/12
Spring | 1/16-5/4

Dillard University

New Orleans, LA
Only HBCU with full time pre-law center.
Only American University with program in African American material culture.
First HBCU to offer a bachelor's degree in theater

About This Campus

Dillard University a four-year private liberal arts HBCU and member of the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ. Dillard is Louisiana's first HBCU, born from the union of Straight College and New Orleans University. Our average class size is 18, and our student to faculty ratio is 14:1. We have 33 states and 12 countries represented in the student body. A few of our distinctions are: #1 Best Small Business Management Degree Program in Louisiana (Intelligent.com) #3 Producer of Physics Bachelor's Degrees Awarded to African Americans (American Institute of Physics #5 New York Times Overall Mobility Index #9 Best Biology Bachelor's Program (Study.com) #13 Best Film Bachelor's Program (Study.com)

Location Information

Dillard is proud to call New Orleans home. New Orleans is one of America's most exciting and culturally rich cities. Dillard students enjoy delicious New Orleans culture and cuisine, some of which is available on campus, and they have access to great career opportunities in New Orleans. New Orleans is 1 of the 10 "Most Excellent Cities in the World." The campus of Dillard is located in a residential neighborhood.

Helpful Information

Spring is a wonderful time to visit New Orleans with great temperature, weather, and multiple festivals, Mardi Gras among them. The cultural diversity of New Orleans is noted in its people, its museums, its restaurants, and in its music. Almost any New Orleans address is within 15 minutes of Dillard University.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Closed
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Good
Understand Chances of Placement


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Notable Academic Programs

  • Center for Racial Justice - Engages students and the community on issues of racial justice and promotes partnerships with law enforcement, graduate and professional schools.
  • Pre-Law Program - Diversifies the legal profession by training students in law and providing advising for law school admissions and assistance for internships. The Pre-Law program is also home to one of the nation's premier mock trial teams and growing debate teams.
  • Pre-health Advising program - Supports students in pre-health career decision-making process including professional school test preparation and mentoring.
  • Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture - Researches, documents, disseminates, preserves and celebrates African American culture and foodways in the South to understand how African, Caribbean, European and American Cultures coalesced to create a culture that is uniquely African American. The program also takes a deeper look at how African American culture is portrayed and taught in an effort to not only preserve but to take ownership of the culture.
  • Minority Health and Health Equity Research Center - Takes the comprehensive approach to advancing research about the overall quality of health for racial and ethnic minorities.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

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GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper or 79.00 Internet
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 08/16/23

Finances Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 18 ($801 per additional hour)

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $200 Year Host Mandatory
Parking Fee $100 Year Host Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/16/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $
  • Proximity to campus:
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Housing is first paid and registered, first in. Apartment style for juniors and seniors, dorms for sophomores.

Meal Plans


Campus Links


Figures per Semester are current as of 08/16/23

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1100 Semester Home Waiver Available

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Student must how coverage with a parent or individual to be waived the fee.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


Comments on Problems or Conditions for Access
Waiver for Health Insurance with proof of coverage elsewhere.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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