Overview

Applicants
26,257
Acceptance Rate
30%
Average HS GPA
3.51

GPA Breakdown

31%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
620 - 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

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended

Deadlines


Early Action
November 15

Regular
January 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
1,204
with Terminal Degree
915

692
Men
512
Women
217
Minority
52
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
72%
Graduate in 5 years
82%
Graduate in 6 years
83%

Majors

  • 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
  • Army 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 twenty or fewer 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."

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

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
72%
Graduate in 5 years
82%
Graduate in 6 years
83%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$45,100

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$85,900

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$46,400

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$89,300

Percent High Job Meaning
50%

Percent STEM
11%


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 $45,100.

Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

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 $45,758 for the 2014-15 academic year. Room and board add another $13,758. 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 merit-based 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
$31,465

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$31,397

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,309

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
42%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,040

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$30,030

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$47,130
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
$820

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,758
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
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)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
6,662
Foreign Countries Represented
37

Demographics

3.69%
Asian
3.59%
African-American
5.70%
Hispanic
76.51%
Caucasian
4.17%
Unknown
2.52%
International

59% female
41% male
76% are out of state
99% are full time
1% 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 fifty states and over sixty 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."

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
45%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
99%

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 percent 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

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

31% join a fraternity
51% 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.

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%

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