Students Say

Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Tulane has risen with New Orleans as a phoenix from the ashes, and the way students value their academic experience’s connection to the city continues unabated: “Tulane has made a commitment to the city of New Orleans that defines the ideal relationship between a city and a university.” Students describe their learning environment as “vibrant and culturally diverse,” and one which fosters “a culture of collaborative academic success.”

Overview

Applicants
28,901
Acceptance Rate
28%
Average HS GPA
3.49

GPA Breakdown

30%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
610 - 710
SAT Math
620 - 700
ACT Composite
29 - 32

Deadlines


Regular
January 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Tulane has risen with New Orleans as a phoenix from the ashes, and the way students value their academic experience’s connection to the city continues unabated: “Tulane has made a commitment to the city of New Orleans that defines the ideal relationship between a city and a university.” Students describe their learning environment as “vibrant and culturally diverse,” and one which fosters “a culture of collaborative academic success.” Many of Tulane’s “profoundly knowledgable” faculty members “are not only incredible instructors, but are interesting and insightful people,” and students say “our classes are small and engaging, encouraging us to develop personal relationships with professors.” Looking toward the future, students say that professors have helped them “so many important connections” for jobs. Students maximize their location in New Orleans, “one of the greatest strengths of Tulane,” too: “There are so many opportunities available outside the classroom—from student organizations, to community service projects, internships, events happening in New Orleans.” Indeed, the Tulane and New Orleans experiences are inseparable, and this ethos motivates the fact that Tulane is “the only major research institution in the nation with a public service requirement for graduation.” Students love Tulane’s combination of “high level academics, and a wonderful culture to pair with it,” and take seriously not just the task of “applying what you learn to better the community around us.” In terms of value, many students choose Tulane because it “not only provides the largest academic scholarship, but also has the largest variety of experiences and opportunities available.” While Tulane students are fun-loving, they can be just as serious: “Tulane is a work hard, play hard school, but the work part comes first.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
1,211
with Terminal Degree
911

718
Men
493
Women
201
Minority
51
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
84%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Ambassador Lindy Boggs
Former Ambassador, Congress

David Filo
Founder of Yahoo

Shirley Ann Grau
Pulitzer Prize-winning auth

Robert Livingston
U.S. Congress

Newt Gingrich
U.S. Congress

Judge John Minor Wisdom
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
93
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

Business Farm Supp
FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Bottom Line

The cost of tuition and fees at Tulane is $48,305 for the 2014-15 academic year. Room and board add another $12,556. Adding that together with the estimated costs of books and other miscellaneous fees, Tulane expects a total of $63,110 for resident students. Their estimated total for commuter students is $54,268. As noted above, Tulane has several programs aimed at providing aid to in-state applicants.

Bang For Your Buck

Tulane is an especially attractive school to Louisiana residents. The school awards millions in both need-based aid and meritbased scholarships to applicants living in Louisiana. Tulane even offers guaranteed admission to Louisiana students who meet their academic requirements through the Focus Louisiana program. Students from other states have plenty of opportunity for aid and scholarships too. Tulane offers “no-loan assistance” to students whose families gross income is less than $75,000 a year. Everyone who applies is considered for Tulane’s partial tuition merit scholarships, which range from $10,000 to $32,000. In addition, the school awards full-tuition scholarships that students can apply for as well as alternative financing options like a monthly payment plan to help families spread out expenses. Students who stay on as 5th Year masters students get discounted tuition during their additional year of graduate study.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$27,030

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$28,233

Average Need-Based Loan
$8,600

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$31,653

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
44%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$27,030

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$44,425
Required Fees
$3,880
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$864

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Tulane's student body comes from origins near and far: "Tulane is the most geographically diverse school in the country-something like 80 percent of our students come from over 300-plus miles away and the average distance trav­ eled is like 800 miles." Its undergraduates are proud of this diversity, saying that "no matter your race, religion, gender, or background, you will have many like-minded friends that accept you," and calling Tulane's "a fascinating stu­ dent body with an eclectic group of characters, from your native south Louisianans to Long Islanders to hipsters to future civic and community lead­ ers committed to public service." On campus, they find plenty in common, and "we all love meeting people from new and interesting places." Apart from the partying, students extol their peers, saying "I've never been so surrounded by intelligent, focused people, which just isn't highly enough advertised."All of Tulane's undergrads have "a passion, whether it be academic or extra-curricu­ lar, and they actively pursue it."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
8,353
Out of State
74%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
40

Demographics

3.50%
Asian
8.89%
African-American
6.19%
Hispanic
74.01%
Caucasian
3.86%
Unknown
2.83%
International

58% female
42% male
74% are out of state
79% are full time
21% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Embracing the school's slogan of "Only at Tulane, only in New Orleans," stu­ dents are eager to take advantage of "one of the most culturally stimulating cities in the world" and "can't express how much I love" living "in a city that loves to celebrate-no reason required." New Orleans' unique energy per­ vades the campus, too: "There is a Mardi Gras tree in the middle of our Academic Quad. We are Tulane. We are New Orleans. We are smart. We are fun." Students are crazy about "the beautiful year-round weather," "the local festivals such as Jazz Fest and Po'boy Fest," and the city's "unbelievable food and tons of outdoor attractions." "There is always something to do in the city, whether it's going downtown to listen to live music, going to a festival or just staying around the Uptown New Orleans bar scene." On campus, "there's a club and society for nearly everything," and Greek life exists, but "even though Tulane is in the South, Greek life is nothing like typical SEC schools." While "fun at Tulane is UNLIMITED," and some students claim "life at Tulane revolves around drinking and having fun," lots of students also say that Tulane's is "the perfect balance between academic difficulty and fun."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
44%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
99
First-Year Students living on campus
98%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
86

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
David Tylicki

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Please visit our website for full documentation requirements: www.erc.tulane.edu/disability

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Please visit our website for full documentation requirements: www.erc.tulane.edu/disability

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
250
Number of Honor Societies
43

Number of Social Sororities
12
Number of Religious Organizations
11

30% join a fraternity
50% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Green Wave)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Green Wave)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity (OGSD) http://tulane.edu/studentaffairs/intercultural/lgbtq/

Minority Support Groups: Office of Multicultural Affairs, Multicultural Council, and various ethnic student groups

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Tulane University is committed to working towards climate neutrality. Since the 1990s, Tulane University has had a strong recycling program, and a full-time sustainability coordinator is focusing efforts on green building projects. In Fall 2012, both Weatherhead Hall, a residence hall, and the Hertz Center, an athletics practice facility, received LEED certification at the Gold level. Three other new construction and major renovation projects are registered with LEED, pursuing certification. In 2013, Flower Hall, a new chemical engineering building, and a major laboratory renovation in the J. Bennett Johnston building also received LEED certification. Off-campus, projects such the green, affordable homes designed and constructed by Tulane architecture students have advanced sustainable rebuilding efforts in New Orleans. Now in schematic design, the renovation of Richardson Memorial Hall, home of the Tulane School of Architecture, aims to preserve the historic integrity of the 1908 building. Architecture students will be involved throughout the design and construction process. Almost every school within the university offers an environmental major or focus. These include an environmental health sciences degree, an environmental science degree, an interdisciplinary environmental studies degree, and studios that focus on sustainable design in the School of Architecture. Required service-based courses (Tulane has a public service requirement for all students), internships, and independent studies provide students with opportunities for sustainability research. The university supports many transportation choices, providing a comprehensive shuttle service and 2,600 bicycle parking spaces on the Uptown campus. Student employees research and implement campus improvements to improve sustainability through the Office of Sustainability.

Green Rating
84
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
No

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
No

% food budget spent on local/organic food
15%
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
12

Average Number of PC's per Lab
46

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, others

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Address
Office of Undergraduate Admission
210 Gibson Hall
New Orleans, LA 701185680

Phone
504-865-5731

Email
undergrad.admission@tulane.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Amistad Research Center
Newcomb Art Gallery
Reily Recreation Center
Howard Tilton Memorial Library
Yulman Stadium

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Audubon Zoo
City Park and The New Orleans Museum of Art
St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street Cars
Aquarium of Americas
National WWII Museum
French Quarter Mississippi River

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8:30am-5:00pm
504-865-5731

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 2 tours daily; Sat 1 tour (Fall only)
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
variable; contact Admission Office

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://tulanegreenwave.collegesports.com/genrel/prospective-contact.html

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
New Orleans International Airport is 15 miles from campus. Airport Shuttle Service, taxis, and rental cars are available for the trip from airport to campus. Amtrak trains and Greyhound/Trailways buses serve New Orleans. Taxis are available for the ride from the terminal to campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Heading east on I-10, follow signs to the Central Business District as you approach downtown New Orleans. Take the Carrollton Ave. exit. Turn left at St. Charles Avenue. The university is located across the street from Audubon Park. The admissions office is located in Gibson Hall, the administration building. If you are heading west on I-10, follow the signs to Hwy. 90 Business. Exit at St. Charles Ave./Carondelet St. (do not cross the bridge). At the second traffic light, make a right onto St. Charles Ave. Follow St. Charles for 4 miles; Tulane and Gibson Hall will be on your right

Local Accommodations
A number of hotels and motels are located on the St. Charles Ave. streetcar line that leads directly to the university. Prytania Park (1525 Prytania St.; 504-524-0427 or 800-862-1984), which is in the Garden District About 2 miles away in the Garden District is the Ramada Hotel (2203 St. Charles Ave.; 504-566-1200). The 1927 Pontchartrain (2031 St. Charles Ave.; 504-524-0581), with a rooftop pool, is your choice for elegance and character. Hampton Inn Garden District, St. Charles Avenue
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Key Stats

28,901
Applicants
8,353
Size
28%
Acceptance Rate
1320
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists