Dillard University
New Orleans, LA, USA

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Dillard University
3.77 Average Rating

Nicolette from Marrero, LA

a current student here
9 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Here at Dillard University curriculum is excellent. Each and every student and professor inspire you to learn. They encourage you to read to become knowledgeable, they also teach you not to read to retain information for test, but to read to learn and understand. For the almost two months i have learned and have understood more than i would have in high school.
Am enjoying being here
I thoroughly enjoy being here!! Dillard University has this atmosphere about the campus that just causes you to open up, loosen up and have an all-round better day. The students, faculty members , and professors do their best to make you feel more comfortable here , they do all that they can to help you and more. Dillard University is a small close-knit campus and we all here a family and connected in one way or the other. I have made more genuine friends here than i know i would have any where else. I LOVE IT SO MUCH HERE!! and I couldn't have made a better choice.
Bang for the buck
As far as academics goes Dillard University offers much for your dollars. They offer Student Support services, tutoring for every subjects, study groups, one on one office hours with your professors, social gatherings , a library equipped with computers and printers for your convience with no pay, and excellent food service. I believe i have a great quality education and I am receiving all the supoort i can get for my dollars. Here at Dillard University you have great bang for you bucks!!!
Tips for prospective students
COME, COME, COME!!! We would love to have you here at Dillard University for whatever your study may be. Here at Dillard we have plenty of history and great educators. By coming to Dillard University you become equipped with the necessary knowledge you need to further your education and become top in your career!1
Great for these types of students
Great school for students who want to attend: an Ivy League HBCU, a school with a rich history, a private university, a school where you are in touch with a diverse student body, and if you are interested in an EXCELLENT EDUCATION!!
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Jermarkus from Houston, TX

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have been elected as the Freshman Class President and my classes are very interesting and the professors really care about the students learning abilities and assist with getting help if needed.
Am enjoying being here
I enjoy the surroundings of Dillard University and the Staff has welcomed me with open arms.
Bang for the buck
The tuition is based on a private institution, so financial aid is a very important asset.
Tips for prospective students
Student teacher ratio is where you are not just a number on the roll. Each professor gets to know each student on a one on one basis.
Great for these types of students
Students looking for a Historically Black College or University that can cater to the major of their choice.
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Felicia from New Orleans, LA

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
dillard univesity is a black ivy league school and a hbcu. it is an eviroment filled with broad diversity and rich culture. develops successful leaders of the surrounding community and city of new orleans.
Tips for prospective students
my best advice for prospective students is to get extremely familiar with your campus and consider constructive time management.
Academic Rigor
academic rigor is best implemented by the use of your univesity's academic integity statement. up hold the importance of scholarship and gpa. keep academics as a top priority!
Dorm Life
unfortunately i do am not an on-campus student but i enjoy visiting the dorms of my friends and classmates.
Food and Dining
at my school, and at most univesities, there is a food meal plan in which on-campus students utilize as means of nurishment.
What to do for fun
engage in campus activities such as student government association, teams and clubs. do reseach on studying abroad as well as greek life.
Bang for the buck
tutition for off-campus students is approximately $7,600.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
an unusual tradition on my campus is a game that includes a series of objects and a weird way of presenting them.
Clubs and Activities
there are exactly 60 clubs and organizations on dillard's campus.
Greek Life
greek life on my campus is one of the main social attractions. they provide community service and campus acitivities for the student body.
Campus Safety
my campus has recently upgraded for campus security to certified campus police.
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Omari from Los Angeles, CA

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Dillard University Professors will not lead you to failure, if academics are concerned. If you show to them that you are trying and still need help they are willing to help. You have to show that you care about your education, therefore they will care to help you receive it.
Am enjoying being here
Many people say Dillard is boring. Well, my freshman year at Dillard was not boring at all. I joined the California Club (Chaplain), Vision Quest Mime Ministry, and was apart of the DU Diamonds(official dance team of Dillard.) If you sit around in your dorm all day of course its going to be boring. Being involved helped me to enjoy my Dillard experience.
Bang for the buck
Yes, we all know Dillard is expensive, however, if you make good grades Dillard has no choice but to give you the money you deserve!
Tips for prospective students
STAY INVOLVED, GO TO CLASS, DO YOUR WORK, ATTEND COMMUNITY SERVICE/ SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS OR OUTINGS, GO TO YOUR PROFESSORS OFFICE HOURS IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING!
Great for these types of students
IF YOU LOVE TO DO YOUR WORK AND HAVE FUN DILLARD UNIVERSITY IS THE PLACE TO BE!
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Jada from New Orleans, LA

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Dillard University is unique and refreshing because of it's small size, family values, and religious backgrounds. I truly love and enjoy everyday that I get to walk on campus and greet friendly faces. Dillard university is the best place to receive a great education.
Tips for prospective students
If you plan on coming to Dillard University, be sure to have all of your financial issues resolved, because waiting in line to speak to your financial advisor can be tedious. Also, as at any institution, it is best to become familiar with the most recent student course catalog so that picking classes for next semester will be a breeze.
Academic Rigor
Dillard University does a great job of helping high school students transition from a high load of work to college load, because they [faculty] understand what it takes to become a successful college freshman. I have not had any problems with academics just be sure to STUDY STUDY STUDY!
Dorm Life
I am a commuter.
Food and Dining
I have had the pleasure to eat the cajun inspired cuisine of Dillard University, because the University is located in New Orleans, LA they always have the best food. You can find everything from gumbo to freshly made sandwiches in the dinning hall Kearny. In Kearny there is always friendly staff members around to assist with any needs, as well as flat screen televisions and the latest music playing through speakers.
What to do for fun
There are often mini fairs and games that go on near Kabbacoff and also a game room at the bottom of Kearny. Students always have the latest news on the best parties and fashion shows that go on campus, so there is never a dull moment at Dillard University.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
During the commencement ceremony the graduating students are allowed to walk on the Oaks, which are never to be walked on until graduation day.
Great for these types of students
Dillard University is great for students who want to experience a smaller university with outstanding academics and social life. Dillard is also known for their spectacular Nursing program.
Clubs and Activities
Some clubs include Honor Society and Black Ivy Couture. There is also a choir that has been recognized in numerous places, they even sang at the White House for President Barack Obama.
Campus Safety
Although the campus is small, campus does their job when it comes to student safety. They check ids for walking students along with parking decals that allows students to park on campus even if they commute.
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Christian from New Orleans, LA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Dillard is a private HBCU located in New Orleans. Student population 1,200. It is very family oriented. On a scale from 1-10 Dillard would recieve a 7
Tips for prospective students
If you are in need of a place of growth. This is the place for you. Although the school's main focus is on nursing , biology, mass communications, and criminal justice there is still a great variety of majors which includes all STEM Majors.
Food and Dining
Great southern dining always. Everything tastes just like home. There is also a large range of choices in dining .
What to do for fun
Kearny Parties !
Bang for the buck
You pay for the closeness of the environment which nurtures you as a student and helps in making sure you are able to receive as much help as possible.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
DONT WALK ON THE GRASS!!!
Clubs and Activities
There is a wide varitey of clubs avaliable to all students which will also give students a chance to participate in service projects within the city, state, nation, and world!
Greek Life
All of the Divine Nine are currently active on the campus and are constantly participating in various community service projects.
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Byron from Chicago, IL

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Dillard University is one of the best experiences I've had in my life. Also Dillard is an avenue of opportunity and the possibilities for you are endless. Dillard also is like a family, and I say this because the professors and other faculty members really care.
Tips for prospective students
For any new student entering Dillard University, i would recommend that you go into Dillard with an open mind, and also that you would make the best of all opportunities because you never know what could happen.
Academic Rigor
Dillard is definitely not a place where you can sit back skate by; you have to be willing to sacrifice partying and other parts of our social life in order to be successful.
Dorm Life
Dorm life at Dillard University is very nice, it's air conditioning in every hall and it has plenty of space now that new dorms have opened up.
Food and Dining
The food at Dillard isn't the best but it's not the worst either.
What to do for fun
For fun I like to work out, listen to music, and hang out with friends.
Bang for the buck
Dillard definitely will provide you with plenty opportunities, you just have to be willing to go after them. The school will put something out there but you have to go get it.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
One tradition that Dillard has is not walking on the grass that lays in the center of Dillard's campus, it is known as The Avenue of The Oaks. It is said that if you walk on the Oaks that you will not graduate on time. Another tradition that Dillard has is Catfish Fridays which is when the cafeteria makes catfish, macaroni, and gumbo every Friday.
Great for these types of students
Dillard is a great place for students who are optimistic and that are ready to work.
Clubs and Activities
Dillard offers Men's Basketball and Track and Field, Women's Basketball, Volleyball, and Track and Field. Also Dillard has intramural sports and other clubs such as the Chicago Club, Commuter Student Club, and many others.
Greek Life
Greek Life at Dillard University is prevalent, they has a lot of different organizations that you can join.
Campus Safety
Dillard University's campus security is one of the best I have ever seen, and by Dillard being a smaller school, they know when someone doesn't belong.
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Clinisia from Saint Rose, LA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
I would rate Dillard University a top 10 college. It is a very big campus, but not too big. Everything is very neat and clean and easy to get around.
Tips for prospective students
-Make sure that all of your records are up-to-date.
-Make sure that all of your paperwork and fees are paid on time.
-Apply for scholarships as soon as possible.
-Make sure that your GPA is at least a 2.5 or higher.
-Don't hesitate to take ACT as many times as it take to get the right score.
Academic Rigor
This college is very strict about their students keeping up with their GPA.
Dorm Life
The dorm rooms for freshmen are shared between two people.
Food and Dining
Students are able to get meal plans and also have a card to buy fast food.
What to do for fun
There are so many different activities that takes place on Dillard's campus. There are concerts, basketball games, etc.
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Marques from Oakland, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
dillard is amazing overall, if planning on attending this university you must come here with a open mind set and willing to try new things!
Tips for prospective students
willing and open to try new things, comprepared to work and join a family here at dillard university.
Academic Rigor
academics are good. the professors are pretty much easy once you learn the way they teach. its a small school, class sizes range from 20 students to 1 professor.
Dorm Life
there are 5 dorms on campus 3 of them are under construction due to katrina, which will reopen in fall 2012. there are 3 off campus sites for sudents and staff, the university provides a shuttle for off campus students in the university housing.
Food and Dining
honestly the food isnt great at all. the only 2 days the students look forward to is mondays and fridays, the other days are just blah!
What to do for fun
there are many orgazations and clubs that you can join on campus, and if there is one you would like to start, then so be it. there are sports teams. the student union and other on campus sites. many students make there own fun on the weekends off campus and so fourth.
Bang for the buck
all i have to say is, make sure you visit your college before attending, key note to all out of state students.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
parting cermony, where students part from their parents in the chapel.
Great for these types of students
realistically dillard isnt for everybody, your experience is what you make it here.
Clubs and Activities
texas club, california club, c-100, class councils, pre alumni council, psychology club, s.k.i.r.t.s, blue crew, commuters club... there are many clubs i can list. as i stated before, you can start your own club on campus.
Greek Life
greek life isnt like a great big school. the university is smaller so the greek life is small.
Campus Safety
the campus is a closed campus, so if you do not attend the university it is sort of a hassle to get on campus.
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AMAUNNIE from Fairfield, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Dillard has a great family based foundation.
It is definitely a challenge.
Love the excellence and heritage.
Tips for prospective students
Join an organization.
Know your learning style and stick with good study habits
Develop time management skills
Academic Rigor
Academic rigor here can be a breeze or a windy force field depending on how your treat it. Get to know your professors, get help when you need it, and try your best.
Dorm Life
Living in a dormitory can possibly be the best thing for you. Being close to the friends you have made and living with them can turn them into the extended family you need.
Food and Dining
Dinning with us is 50/50, we will always surprise you and have our WOW moments but there are some times when we have the not so WOW moments. Mondays are the best lunches, Friday dinners are great, but for me, i love the weekend brunches.!
What to do for fun
Your experience here is what you make it. You can have the most fun just picking up a game with friends, doing movie nights, or venturing down the shops of magazine.
Bang for the buck
While here, i have come to realize i am learning way more than i ever did in high school. Beyond the classroom, being here teaches you about yourself and life. Leaving you with knowledge that will last a lifetime.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Me and my friends hang at flagpole, in the dorm lounges, anywhere it's convenient. Also, walking down the Oaks, NOT ON THE OAKS( please stay off our grass ), is something anyone can enjoy, appreciating the sacred beauty it possesses.
Great for these types of students
This can be an exceptional experience for students who want to attend a private HBCU, intended major is nursing, or not nursing, we'd love to have you anyways, if you're goal oriented.
Clubs and Activities
Deciding to join a club(s) is easy when you attend the many many activities on campus. You'll be able to get a great sense of which club(s) you can really do excel in.
Greek Life
Greek life is something to focus on AFTER your freshmen year but they do hold the most social attraction on campus by creating multiple activities and community service for the student body to participate in.
Campus Safety
Campus safety is a big concern of ours, which is why we are a closed campus. The security here are certified campus police and we have a strict student i.d. policy. Whether you get in trouble or not, be sure to befriend our beloved CHIEF.
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