Since 1869, Dillard University has been committed to providing students with a quality four-year liberal arts education. Dillard is a fully accredited private, historically black university. In 2007, U.S. News & World Reports ranked Dillard among the nation’s Top 10 HCBUs, based on comprehensive undergraduate studies. Dillard also was ranked 17th in the U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges 2007” list of Comprehensive Colleges – Bachelor’s (South).

The cornerstone of New Orleans’ Gentilly Community, the university is set on a beautiful and serene 55-acre campus, replete with signature live oak trees and a mixture of historic buildings and modern facilities. Our current student body hails from 27 states and six foreign countries.

Forty-one percent of Dillard students pursue an advanced degree within five years of graduation. In the last three years, graduates of Dillard’s Japanese Studies Program have been admitted to the graduate schools at Yale and Columbia universities for advanced study of international affairs. Dillard University is also the only university in the United States that is a partner in the Melton Foundation. Dillard students who become Melton Fellows participate in inter-cultural training, leadership development, and global education through symposia, travel, online activities, project grants, and social service. Our host countries are China, Chile, Germany, India and the United States.

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Graduates of Dillard represent a wide range of highly successful global leaders in fields ranging from medicine and law to higher education and international business and arts and entertainment. Here are just a few of our notable alumni: