Dillard University is a private liberal arts college founded in 1869, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Related to the United Church of Christ and The United Methodist Church, the university’s name resulted from the merger of Straight University and Union Norman.
It is named after distinguished educator Dr. James Hardy Dillard.
Dillard University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees. The College of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Business programs at Dillard are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
Dillard University features undergraduate majors in:
African American Studies
Art and Fashion
Mathematics and Actuarial Science
Urban Studies and Public Policy
Dillard’s 2,000 students converge on its inviting 48-acre campus set in a residential section featuring ancient oak trees, wide stretches of well-kept lawns, and 21 buildings housing administrative offices, student residences, and state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories. Due to its intimate size, the average classroom has 15 students.
Approximately 40% of all students live in on-campus housing.
In addition to its Upward Bound program that targets disadvantaged high school students with college potential, Dillard features the National Center for Black-Jewish Relations, reportedly the only one of its kind in the world.