Dillard University Reviews
What can I say about Dillard University. When I started my journey I showed up to this beautiful campus with rows of green and huge Oak trees. I saw these buildings that were white with labeled signs representing their name. I was greeted by staff that made me feel as if I was at home away from home. That is when I decided to live on campus entering my freshman year of college. I spent 4 years at Dillard attending basketball games, sorority events, competing undergraduate classes, and hanging out in Kearny Hall. My instructors were few but passionate. Their teaching resonated with world accomplishments and experiences. I was truly prepared to enter the world of mental health. Payments for college can come at steep costs so I received government financial aid the entire 4 years of attendance while receiving a reimbursement check each semester to help with other financial needs. The financial staff was busy but always helpful with my financial aid. Upon graduation in May of 2002 I received my Bachelor degree in Psychology while seated on the beautiful Avenue of the Oaks. I will recommend Dillard University of New Orleans to any student that wishes acknowledgement of my school.
The four years I spent attending Dillard University were the best years of my life thus far. Having spent most of my academic career in very diverse schools in Chicago, moving to New Orleans to attend an HBCU was definitely an adjustment to make. However, I loved everything about New Orleans and attending a historically black university. I was able to learn from the some of the greatest African American professors New Orleans had to offer. I always felt like my opinion was valued and that my professors and peers genuinely cared about me and my growth. As a black student I was nurtured in a way that would not have been made possible for me had I attended a PWI and that is something that I greatly value. I was able to take advantage of incredible internship opportunities including working on two film productions including Spike Lees Old Boy. I was also able to work at a local radio station in order to develop my reporting and journalism skills while I was in school. An opportunity offered to me by one of my professors who always believed in me. Every Dillard employee treated you like family and helped to guide you through your journey there. Our President Dr. Kimbrough created a brain food lecture series where guests such as Misty Copeland or Andrew Young would come to campus and discussing pressing topics with students. I used these opportunities to write for our schools newspaper The Courtbouillon, where I was able to get my first piece of work published. To the naked eye Dillard University could seem like another small HBCU in the middle of New Orleans that is still recovering physically and financially from the damage of Hurricane Katrina. However, to have been a student there and to have walked the halls of this historical university has been the most rewarding experience of my life. I created lifelong friendships and gained mentors that helped to guide and push me to grow. I earned an education in the field of my dreams and was able to apply what I learned once I graduated. Most importantly I was able to transition from teenager to young adult and learn valuable life lessons about creating my place in this world and how to become the best version of myself I could be. I am eternally grateful for every person that encouraged me on my path at Dillard and would recommend this university to everyone.
Dillard University is a private HBCU that affords it students the opportunity to advance in their academic learning but also develop as individuals. The student-teacher ratio and the rapport with professors enhances the Dillard University experience. Students come to Dillard as leaders and they leave as ambassadors in their chosen fields of study. I know I personally became an ambassador for public education and equity in access of education for all students. Dillard University is a progressive institution that prides itself in producing quality graduates who move on to graduate schools and the workplace reflecting the excellence of a prized Dillard University education. The faculty and staff at Dillard, as well as, the Trustees and alumni take great pride in Dillard and work cooperatively to continue to advance Dillard as one of the most promising HBCUs in the southern region of the United States.
My four years at Dillard University changed my life. The pride that I carry with me attending Dillard is immeasurable. The small class size gave me the opportunity to experience many times one on one instruction and personal interaction with my Professors. I have now entered graduate school and my education at Dillard University definitely prepared me for the next chapter in my life.