Tulane University campus
Tulane University campus
Tulane University campus
Tulane University campus
Tulane University campus
Tulane University campus
Tulane University campus
Tulane University campus
Tulane University campus
Tulane University campus
Tulane University campus
Tulane University campus
Tulane University campus
Tulane University campus

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.


From The School

Tulane enrolls 6,488 undergraduates (48 percent males and 52 percent females) from all 50 states and many foreign countries. A higher percentage of Tulane students travel farther to school than students of any other college or university in the nation. More than 75 percent of entering Tulane freshmen come from more than 500 miles away, making the student body geographically, socially and academically diverse. An additional 4,073 students are enrolled in the university's graduate programs and professional schools. Admission to Tulane is highly competitive with evaluators looking for high levels of achievement in all areas of student life, including leadership and community involvement. The average SAT score for the 2006-2007 entering freshmen class was 1300, which is 274 points above the national average Each year approximately 63 percent of enrolling freshmen rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class; more than 75 percent rank in the top 25 percent and 95 percent rank in the top half of their class. Candidates for admission are expected to present strong high school programs of study consisting of 18 or more academic courses taken over the four-year period. The following minimum preparation is recommended for each subject area. English: Four years with extensive work in reading and writing Mathematics: Three years (students entering scientific fields should have four years including advanced algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and calculus) Foreign Language: At least two years, preferably three, of a classical or modern language Science: At least two years of a laboratory science (biology, chemistry, or physics); students entering scientific fields should have at least four years Social Studies: At least two years with an emphasis on history Application Deadlines for Admission to Tulane are: Early Action (Nonbinding): By September: Take TOEFL, SAT I, or ACT no later than September if applying for Early Action. October 1: Submit CSS PROFILE Registration to College Scholarship Service. November 1: Application deadline. Submit CSS PROFILE application packet to College Scholarship Service. December 15: Last day for notification of admission. All Deans' Honor Scholarship projects must be submitted. January 15: Community Service Scholarship applications due. February 1: Submit FAFSA to federal processor. February 20: Deans' Honor Scholarship winners announced. April 15: Last day for notification of financial aid decision. May 1: Enrollment commitment deposit due for Early Action candidates. Deadline for accepting financial aid offers. Regular Decision Take SAT or ACT no later than December if applying for Regular Decision. By December 15: Applicants for Deans' Honors Scholarships must submit application materials and projects. January 1: Submit CSS PROFILE Registration to College Scholarship Service. January 15: Regular Decision application deadline (if not applying for Deans' Honor Scholarship). Community Service Scholarship application due. By February 1: Submit CSS PROFILE Application packet to College Scholarship Service. Submit FAFSA to Federal Processor. February 20: Deans' Honor Scholarship winners announced. April 1: Last day for notification of admission decision. April 15: Last day for notification of financial aid decision. May 1: Enrollment commitment deposit due for Regular Decision candidates. Deadline for accepting financial aid offers.


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
610 - 710
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
620 - 700
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
640 - 720
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
29 - 32


Early Action
November 15

January 15

Other Admission Factors


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

Selectivity Rating


From The School

Academic Programs

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.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Tulane offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and minors including accounting, African and African Diaspora studies, American studies, anthropology, architecture, art history, art studio, Asian studies, biological chemistry, biomedical engineering, business, cell and molecular biology, chemical engineering, chemistry, classical studies, cognitive studies, communication, consumer behavior, dance, entrepreneurship, engineering physics, earth and environmental sciences, ecology and evolutionary biology, economics, English, film studies, finance, French, geology, German cultural studies, German Languages and literatures, global and community health, Greek, health informatics, history, international development, Italian, Italian studies, jazz studies, Jewish studies, Latin, Latin American studies, legal studies in business, linguistics, literature, management, marketing, mathematical economics, mathematics, medieval and early modern studies, music, neuroscience, philosophy, physics, political economy, political science, Portuguese, psychology, religious studies, Russian cultural studies, Russian Languages and literatures, social policy and practice, sociology, Spanish, theatre and women's studies. Minors include architecture studies, cultural studies, film studies and urban sociology. Because Tulane provides many educational options advisors are available to new students from their first days on campus. This support network of faculty advisors, resident advisors, deans and professional academic counselors guides students through questions of course selection and major and ensures that they are on track to meet their degree and graduation goals.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture and Related Services, Other

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Slavic Studies
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biostatistics
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neurobiology and Neurophysiology
  • Parasitology
  • Plant Genetics

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Banking and Financial Support Services
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Engineering, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Environmental Health
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • International Public Health/International Health
  • Medicine (MD)
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law (LL.M., M.S., J.S.D./S.J.D.)
  • International Law and Legal Studies (LL.M., J.S.D./S.J.D.)
  • Law (LL.B.,J.D.)
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Leisure and Recreational Activities

  • Dancing
  • Music
  • Theatre/Theater

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Neuroscience

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC, ROTC)

  • Air Force JROTC/ROTC
  • Navy/Marine Corps JROTC/ROTC

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Acting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Ballet
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Students Say

“Nobody comes to Tulane and dislikes it,” argues one of its undergraduates. “The city of New Orleans, and Tulane, have a way of grabbing you and never letting you go.” Tulane’s home city looms large in its students’ reason for choosing it, as do its competitive “scholarship packages,” distinct among schools of Tulane’s reputation. Moreover, “Tulane encourages students not only to learn in the classroom but also through involvement in the New Orleans community,” especially through its “unique public service requirement” for undergraduates to give back to the city. Indeed, it’s “the only university to require public service for graduation,” and students value that its location “in New Orleans gives so many opportunities for internships outside the classroom as well as a whole lot of fun.” Students are both serious about their academics and committed to enjoying their education: “Tulane is about learning to apply the skills you were born with and having fun while doing it.” Well-rounded students find that balance is key and that “I feel challenged in most of my courses, but I rarely feel overwhelmed by the work.” In accordance with these values, the “professors care about and enjoy what they do. The majority of my classes are engaging regardless of if I’m personally interested in the subject.” “Tulane’s professors encourage you to think outside the box. They want you to succeed, and will make you fall in love with course/materials that you never thought you could love.” Upperclassmen appreciate the way that “classes get better and better as you move from [core courses] into to major-related courses, and that “more classes are discussion-based and have 20 or less students as you get older.” This commitment extends beyond traditional coursework: “the professors are all willing to help and meet outside of the classroom,” and “bring real life experiences into the classroom.” The rigor of Tulane’s course requirements might leave some students “surprised by how many classes you still have to take come senior year,” but that said, “Tulane offers a wide variety of academic courses so I have been able to explore my interests.”


Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Median Starting Salary

Median Mid-Career Salary

Alumni with High Job Meaning

Return on Education (ROE) rating

Students Say

One of the biggest benefits of Tulane is the dedicated professors, many of whom make the extra effort to help students on their career paths. “I’ve had professors email me links to internships,” one student reports. Another tells us “my neuroscience advisor, Dr. Wee, is always working to network us with professionals so we can have a leg up after we graduate.” As a core requirement of the undergrad curriculum, public service allows students to apply knowledge and skills from classroom study to real-world projects. Students also?have good things to say about the jobs and opportunities that Tulane’s Career Center provides. The Hire Tulane Grads website makes it easy for employers to post jobs and find qualified students, and Career Wave, an all day event, brings speakers from companies like Saks, Gil Group, and the NBA to campus. Payscale reports an average starting salary of $43,100.

Colleges that Create Futures


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

$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

Financial Aid

Students should not hesitate to apply for financial assistance to attend Tulane. Between Tulane-funded grants, scholarships and other sources, more than $111 million is available to subsidize undergraduate education at Tulane each year. The average need-based financial aid package given to 2006-2007 entering freshman was $29,417. Financial aid packages are typically composed of grants and need-based scholarships, loans and part-time student employment. Merit, ROTC and athletic scholarships are also available. High-performing Louisiana students may also qualify for special awards. Approximately 75% of incoming freshmen for the fall of 2007 received some form of need or merit based aid.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

Business Farm Supp
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

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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

Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


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.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Out of State

Foreign Countries Represented



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

Students Say

“Overall, a Tulane student is very well rounded.” They’re “liberal, open minded, and opinionated,” often “from the Northeast,” and typically “overly involved on campus and ready to gush about New Orleans to whoever is willing to listen.” “Having students from all 50 states and over 60 nations allows the student body to be diverse, and exciting,” and Tulane is “the perfect size where you always see someone you know walking to class and at the same time see a bunch of unrecognizable faces.” As previously mentioned, Tulane students highly value balance: “The students here are driven and ambitious, but balance the social and academic worlds flawlessly.” And most of all, they’re happy with their choice: “I have met amazing people here at Tulane and absolutely love this school.”


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.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Tulane's facilities are designed to optimize its students' intellectual and social experiences. Tulane's libraries hold 2.5 million volumes, 10,000 periodicals and 800,000 government documents. The main Howard-Tilton Memorial Library houses the Latin American Library and the Maxwell Music Library. The Rudolph Matas Medical Library is located in the School of Medicine. The university's Special Collections Division includes the Hogan Jazz Archive, Southeastern Architectural Archive, university archives, rare books and manuscripts and the Louisiana collection. Other libraries include architecture, botany, business, law, mathematics, natural history, primate research, race relations and ethnic history, and women's studies. In 2003, the Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II, a $25 million addition to Tulane's A.B. Freeman School of Business, opened. With more than 60,000 square feet of classroom and lab space, the building includes a 130-seat lecture theater, four 65-seat MBA classrooms configured for case-method-style study and a $1.5 million electronic trading room. Several new Tulane student residences have recently been completed. These include the award-winning $15 million 300-bed Willow Residences, which Architecture magazine called an "endearing little jewel," and Wall Residential College, which features 267 beds in 80,500 square feet of space at a cost of approximately $11.9 million. With 55 single rooms and 106 doubles, Wall Residential College offers students a modern residential community with the convenience of campus living. A second, 270-bed residence hall is currently in the design stage. Two of Tulane’s main sports arenas have been the focus for change. Greer Field at Turhcin Stadium, home of the Green Wave baseball team, recently received a $7.5 million renovation that was completed in time for the team to open the 2008 season there. Fogelman, home to the men’s and women’s basketball teams, and volleyball team, will soon undergo a $25 million renovation, as well. The Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life, the heart of Tulane student life, recently completed a $37 million renovation that serves as home to dozens of student organizations, the campus bookstore, a food court, student-related administrative offices and more than 6,000 annual meetings.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Across the street from Tulane is the world-famous Audubon Park and Zoo. Restaurants and shopping are only a few blocks away. The historic St. Charles Avenue streetcar, which stops directly in front of campus, takes students the four miles to downtown New Orleans where many pursue internships and cultural activities in the Central Business District and French Quarter. New Orleans, with a half a million residents, is the second-largest port in the United States and is internationally known for its music, food and rich confluence of cultures and traditions. Many of Tulane's programs are based in the living laboratory that is New Orleans.

Student Organizations & Activities

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.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

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

Students Say

A vast majority of Tulane students report that “work hard, play hard” is the school’s “unofficial motto and it couldn’t be more accurate!” They adore New Orleans, saying “it’s impossible not to fall in love with the place,” and “it has the best of everything—academics, social life, culture, beautiful weather. Tulane truly has it all.” “I visit a lot of the festivals and everyone obviously loves Mardi Gras. There is a ton of great food and it’s always warm enough to have a beer on the porch.” Without a doubt, “every day at Tulane is a new experience,” and “there is always something for Tulane students to do on and off campus.” For those interested, “Greek life is popular as well, with roughly 45% of the student population participating in it.” “People are definitely partiers. If you’re not going out at least twice a week you’re in the minority.” But don’t mistake a love for fun for lack of seriousness: “Intelligence is respected. What do we do for fun? We party. But we don’t just get drunk. We party with a purpose.” On the whole, Tulane undergrads seek a “balance of school and social” and find it in “a beautiful place filled with driven and fun students.”

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

David Tylicki

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

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

Dictionary allowed in exams

Computer allowed in exams

Spellchecker allowed in exams

Extended test time



Oral exams


Distraction-free environment

Accommodation for students with ADHD

Reading machine

Other assistive technology

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

30% join a fraternity
50% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Green Wave)
8 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Green Wave)
10 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Day Care
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


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.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee

Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

% food budget spent on local/organic food

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

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Dell, Apple, others

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

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

Campus Visits Contact

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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



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

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

Information Sessions

variable; contact Admission Office

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office


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