Living in New Orleans

It is no secret that New Orleans is one of America’s most exciting and culturally rich cities. Dillard is proud to call New Orleans home. Not only do Dillard students enjoy delicious New Orleans culture and cuisine, some of which is available on campus, but they have access to great career opportunities in New Orleans.


of the 10 "Most Excellent Cities in the World."


most entrepreneurial metropolitan area in the U.S.


in America for the city with the youngest entrepreneurs.

New Orleans is regarded by some as America’s “most African city” which makes the marriage between Dillard and NOLA magical. By studying at Dillard, students get their fill of intellectual capital while also getting a nice helping of authentic cultural capital. For example, students can also get a glimpse of the city’s African roots on campus through the Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture.

Film studies majors can gain access to the area’s thriving “Hollywood South” scene while other Dillard students can enjoy the city’s arts, entertainment and literary scene. We even get to enjoy the occasional New Orleans “Second Line” on campus.

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