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Tulane University

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Tulane Says...

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 s... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

6823 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70118

United States

Phone: 504-865-5260

Fax: 504-862-8715

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 96
SAT:
% Submitting Score:57%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:620 - 700
     Math Middle 50%:620 - 700
     Writing Middle 50%:630 - 720
ACT:
% Submitting Score:62%
     ACT Middle 50%:29 - 32
     Math Middle 50%:27 - 32
     English Middle 50%:29 - 34
     Writing Middle 50%:0 - 0
Average High School GPA:3.49
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:29.27%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:24.18%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:21.56%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:15.23%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:8.39%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:1.18%
     % with GPA 1.0 - 1.99:0.19%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:57.75%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:82.59%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 30,122
Total applicants who are accepted: 7,961
Total of accepted students who enroll: 1,609
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 90%
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Application Process
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Action Notification Date: 12/15
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 01/15
Regular Notification Date: 04/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $250.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in full
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Very important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Recommended:
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:4
     Lab Science:4
     Foreign Language:3
     Social Studies:3
     Academic Electives:3
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    96
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    620 - 700
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    620 - 700
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    630 - 720
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    29 - 32
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    27 - 32
  •      English Middle 50%:
    29 - 34
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    0 - 0
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.49
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    11/15
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/15
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