Dillard University Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Dillard University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,197 out of 4,615 applicants or 48% were admitted making Dillard University a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 3,261 1,354 4,615
Accepted 1,590 607 2,197
Acceptance Rate 49% 45% 48%
Enrolled 222 75 297
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 12% 14%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Dillard University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Dillard University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 17 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 87 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dillard University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 860 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 755. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 965 out of 1600. 24 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 860 1070
SAT Reading 440 540
SAT Math 420 530
ACT Composite 17 20
ACT English 16 21
ACT Math 16 20

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
20 and Above Good >65%
18 to 20 Avg + 48%-65%
17 to 18 Avg - 39%-48%
16 to 17 Reach 31%-39%
Less than 16 Low <31%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1070 and Above Good >61%
965 to 1070 Avg + 48%-61%
860 to 965 Avg - 35%-48%
755 to 860 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 755 Low <24%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Dillard University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Dillard University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=158802 IPEDS survey data for Dillard University.

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