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Dillard University
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122-3097
(504)283-8822
Contact: Alecia Cyprian
http://www.dillard.edu
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College Overview  
     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.

Online Admissions Application: http://www.dillard.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=196
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

ART STUDIES
•Art/Art Studies, General
•Arts Management

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
•Accounting
•Business Administration and Management, General
•Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
•Business/Commerce, General
•Business/Managerial Economics
•International Business/Trade/Commerce
•Marketing/Marketing Management, General

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
•Computer Science
•Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst

DRAMA AND PERFORMING ARTS
•Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other

EDUCATION AND TEACHING
•Art Teacher Education
•Biology Teacher Education
•Early Childhood Education and Teaching
•Education, General
•Education, Other
•Elementary Education and Teaching
•English/Language Arts Teacher Education
•History Teacher Education
•Music Teacher Education
•Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
•Social Studies Teacher Education

ENGINEERING
•Engineering Physics

FAMILY AND SOCIAL WORK
•Youth Services/Administration

LIBERAL ARTS
•African-American/Black Studies
•Economics, General
•English Composition
•History, General
•Japanese Language and Literature
•Political Science and Government, General
•Sociology
•Spanish Language and Literature
•Urban Studies/Affairs

MATHEMATICS
•Mathematics, General

MEDIA
•Mass Communication/Media Studies

MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION
•Public Health Education and Promotion

MEDICINE
•Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)
•Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
•Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
•Public Health, Other

MUSIC
•Music Management and Merchandising
•Music Performance, General
•Music Theory and Composition
•Music, General

NURSING AND EMERGENCY MEDICINE
•Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

NUTRITION AND EXERCISE THERAPY
•Occupational Therapy/Therapist

RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY
•Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

SCIENCE
•Biology/Biological Sciences, General
•Chemistry, General
•Physics, General
•Physics, Other

SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
•Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

THERAPY AND COUNSELING
•Physical Therapy/Therapist
•Psychology, General

Unique Programs
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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