From the School

Founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Tulane is one of the most respected universities in the country, known worldwide for its teaching and research. It is consistently ranked among the top 50 universities in the nation and is one of only four private research institutions in the South that is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, an organization of the top research institutions in the United States and Canada. Tulane was named by Kaplan/Newsweek's college guide as one of the nine "Hot Schools" in the nation in 2002 and its Latin American Studies program is ranked second in the country by the Gourman Report of Undergraduate and Professional Programs. With research and educational partnerships that span the globe and top-ranked programs in both undergraduate and professional schools, Tulane has the intimacy of a small liberal arts college and the resources of a major research institution located in one of the world's greatest cities.

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

From The School

The 9 schools and colleges of Tulane University offer undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in architecture, business, engineering, law, liberal arts and sciences, medicine, public health and tropical medicine and social work. Tulane's academic programs are considered among the best in the country. At Tulane, traditional classroom instruction is enhanced by experiential, hands-on learning. Examples of this include a myriad of service learning programs that give students real-life experience in their chosen field, internships for students during the summer or school year, and cutting-edge research opportunities with professors. For example of service learning, a psychology student might be assigned service learning hours at a local mental health facility or an English major assigned as a tutor at an adult literacy program. Other hands-on opportunities include the archaeological excavations sponsored through Tulane's Latin American program and the award-winning Burkenroad Reports through which business majors produce stock analyses used by investors across the country.

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

Overview

From The School

$36,610, undergraduate schools, A.B. Freeman School of Business, and Law School $47,234, School of Medicine (tuition only, first year) $832/credit hour (tuition only), School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine $263/credit hour (tuition only), School of Continuing Studies $8,690 Room and Board

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
93
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

Business Farm Supp
FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

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

From The School

Much of the learning that takes place in college happens when students pursue interests outside of class. Such learning plays an important role in the Tulane experience. With more than 200 student organizations on campus, including student government; pre-professional and multicultural organizations; media groups; performance; service and education organizations; honor societies; fraternities and sororities; club and intramural sports and military; and religious and political organizations, every student has opportunities to join, lead, expand horizons, make friends and have fun. Campus programming brings concerts, lectures, and special events year-round to Tulane. Students also enjoy supporting Tulane's athletics teams, known as the GreenWave, who play at the highest level (Division I-A) of the NCAA. First-year students also have the opportunity to take part in the Tulane Interdisciplinary Experiences or TIDES program, a unique opportunity to get to know some of the university's most distinguished faculty and their fellow students both as scholars and friends. Students select a TIDE program from a list that includes themes such as politics, religion, the arts, women's studies, popular culture and more.

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

From The School

Tulane's 110-acre campus is located in the heart of New Orleans' beautiful and historic Uptown neighborhood on oak-lined St. Charles Avenue, home to the country's oldest streetcar line. Tulane's campus combines old and new styles of architecture interspersed among live oaks, azaleas, magnolias and the occasional banana tree or bamboo grove. Tulane's semi-tropical location makes outdoor classes and activities possible almost year-round.

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