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2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122-3097
Main Phone: (504)283-8822
Main Contact: Alecia Cyprian

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Dillard University

     Originally, the Straight University and the Union Normal School were established in 1869. They were later renamed the Straight College and the New Orleans University respectively. The merger of these two institutes in 1930 led to the formation of the Dillard University. The campus of the institute is located in New Orleans, Louisiana.
     Dillard University offers bachelor’s degrees in arts, science and nursing. Students can choose from over 35 majors that are available in the following academic divisions:
•Division of Business
•Division of Educational & Psychological Studies
•Division of Humanities
•Division of Natural Sciences and Public Health
•Division of Nursing
•Division of Social Sciences
     Students of Dillard University participate in sports including basketball, cross country, track and field, and volleyball. The teams are nicknamed the Blue Devils. In addition, there are several honor societies in the university. These include the Alpha Chi, Beta Beta Beta National Biological Society, Alpha Kappa Mu, Beta Kappa Chi, Psi Chi, and The Omicron Delta Kappa Society.

Quick Facts

Undergrad Population: 1187
Graduate Population: 0
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $14250
Out of State Tuition: $14250
Room & Board: $9478
Applications Due: July 1st ($30)
Conference: NAIA
Mascot: Bleu Devil
Accreditations: NCATE,
Online Classes: no
Percent Men: 28%
Percent Women: 72%

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Majors Offered

School of Accounting and Financial Economics
-Financial Economics

School of Business Administration
-Business Administration

School of Humanities
-Film Studies
-Food Studies
-Mass Communication
-Theatre Arts
-Visual Arts

School of Nursing

School of Population and Health Sciences
-Health Science
-Public Health

School of Social Sciences
-Criminal Justice
-Political Science
-Social Work
-Urban Studies & Public Policy

School of Stem
-Computer Science
-Mathematics & Actuarial Science

Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choral Groups, Dance, Fraternities, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Radio Station, Sororities, Student Newspaper
College History
     In 1869, with the support of the Missionary Association of the Congregational Church (now the United Church of Christ) and the Freedman’s Aid Society of the United Methodist Church, Straight University and Union Normal School were founded. Later, they were renamed Straight College and New Orleans University, respectively.
     Gilbert Academy, a secondary school, was a unit of New Orleans University. Straight College operated a law department from 1874 to 1886. New Orleans University in 1889 opened a medical department, including a school of pharmacy and a school of nursing. The medical department was named Flint Medical College and the affiliated hospital was named the Sarah Goodridge Hospital and Nurse Training School. The medical college was discontinued in 1911, but the hospital, including the nursing school, was continued under the name Flint Goodridge Hospital.
     In 1930, New Orleans University and Straight College merged to form Dillard University. The trustees of the new university called for the implementation of a coeducational, interracial school, serving a predominantly African American student body adhering to Christian principles and values. The university was named in honor of James Hardy Dillard, a distinguished academician dedicated to educating African Americans.
     Dillard students continue to excel academically, winning major awards such as the Luard Scholarship and gaining placement in prestigious graduate programs throughout the nation.
     Today, as in earlier years, graduating seniors gather to repeat the time-honored tradition of walking down the Avenue of the Oaks to their graduation ceremony and their future, girded with a Dillard education.
     The university houses several endowed chairs and a strong list of senior vice presidents, including a provost, the first in the university’s history. A major realignment of academic units has created two colleges, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Professional Studies, to better serve students' need in today's growing global economy.
     With 141 years of academic excellence to its name, Dillard University continues its historical commitment to excellence in education and strives to position itself as one of the nation’s premier centers for undergraduate research.
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