Dillard University: Narrative Description

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2601 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70122-3097
Tel: (504)283-8822; 800-216-6637; Admissions: (504)816-4356; Fax: (504)286-4895; Web Site: http://www.dillard.edu/

Description: Independent interdenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1869. Setting: 55-acre urban campus. Endowment: $44.6 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $5611 per student. Total enrollment: 2,312. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 3,372 applied, 64% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 24% from top quarter, 43% from top half. Full-time: 2,074 students, 77% women, 23% men. Part-time: 238 students, 84% women, 16% men. Students come from 32 states and territories, 54% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0.3% Hispanic, 99% black, 0.1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.04% international, 10% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 78% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.2 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT II: Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $17,305 includes full-time tuition ($10,600), mandatory fees ($265), and college room and board ($6440). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $442 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $165 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 64 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: SGA (Student Government Association), Pre-Alumni Council, SOUL-Students' Outreach of the Urban League, Students' Arts and Activities Committee. Major annual events: Coronation, Spring Fest, Black Heritage Ball. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 1,110 college housing spaces available; 1,060 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Will W. Alexander Library with 116,700 books, 210 microform titles, 7,789 serials, 369 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $437,504. 195 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Tulane University.

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