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Academics

Tulane University, located in the heart of New Orleans, is an institution where “academics are rigorous” and which “encourages exploration, trying new things … and learn[ing] from people who are different from you.” Attending students benefit from a myriad of research opportunities—“it’s very easy to get into a lab or other research through relationships with professors,” says a student—as well as an “extensive alumni network.” They’re also quick to taut the academic flexibility which lets undergrads “explore [all] possible majors and minors.” This is largely due to the fact that all students “are admitted into every school at Tulane” so everyone has access to the business, science and engineering, liberal arts, public health, and architecture programs in equal measure. When it comes to specific disciplines, a few individuals note that “the Public Health Program is incredible.” And some students make a point of highlighting the Business School’s “high rate of job placement.” Overall, undergrads find their professors “extremely knowledgeable,” “really passionate,” and “incredibly accomplished.” Additionally, “most of them have had … careers outside the classroom [that] bring the lessons to life.” But perhaps their “greatest strength is their commitment to working with students.” As this undergrad illustrates, “Office hours are easy, and all of my professors are willing and even eager to meet when I reach out for help.”

Student Body

Tulane undergrads admit that the majority of their “peers are … white, upper-class individuals” who primarily hail “from the Northeast, Chicago, and the West Coast.” Fortunately, these same classmates have proven themselves to be “extremely open minded and some of the most accepting and kind people [you’ll] ever [meet].” Of course, it probably doesn’t hurt that many are also rather quick to adopt that “Southern hospitality mentality.” Moreover, a vast number are “excited to learn” and “eager to get involved on campus.” And they tend to be “enthusiastic, spontaneous, intellectual, curious, [and] exciting.” But perhaps what really unites these undergrads is their desire to “pick each other up and work together to make the world a better place.” Indeed, Tulane students “would [prefer to] pull someone up with them to get ahead rather than stepping on the shoulders of others.” As one undergrad adds, “We are not a competitive student body; we collaborate because we want to see each other succeed.” That attitude makes it easy to understand the “positive vibe” permeating the campus and the fact that, ultimately, students find that those “at Tulane are overall really happy.”

Campus Life

Due to the intensity of their coursework, most students spend the majority of their week hitting the books at one of the “great study spots” around campus. But when these dedicated scholars need a break, there are plenty of events and activities to enjoy. For example, students can take advantage of everything from “community service projects [to] art shows.” And they have the opportunity of “attending guest lectures with friends” as well as “student theatrical [and] dance performances or … cultural demonstrations” presented by various departments. Many undergrads here are also rather active and health conscious. Therefore, a large number of “students exercise at the athletic center, run around campus or Audubon Park, or play sports in their free time.” Nevertheless, “once Thursday rolls around, students are ready to go out.” As one undergrad explains, “Bars around campus are [frequented] throughout the late week and into the weekend. [Additionally,] frat parties are typically thrown on the weekends and attendance is high.” Not surprisingly, the city of New Orleans itself is also a big draw. A good number of students spend their free time exploring “all of the different music and food festivals that are constantly happening.” And they are quick to note that “there are [an] infinite number of restaurants to try, jazz concerts to attend, [and] neighborhoods to explore.”

Overview

Applicants
38,816
Acceptance Rate
17%
Average HS GPA
3.56

GPA Breakdown

35%
Over 3.75
26%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
670 - 730
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
680 - 760
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
30 - 33

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Early Decision II — January 7

Early Action — November 15

Regular — November 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
1,271
with Terminal Degree
989

694
Men
577
Women
248
Minority
72
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
75%
Graduate in 5 years
85%
Graduate in 6 years
85%

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Architecture and Related Services, Other.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP 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 and Finance.
  • Accounting.
  • 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.

  • Bioengineering and Biomedical 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.
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • 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 PROGRAMS.

  • 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.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Public Health, General.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law.
  • International Law and Legal Studies.
  • Law.
  • Legal Studies, General.
  • Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate).
  • 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, General.
  • Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, Other.

  • MILITARY SCIENCE, LEADERSHIP AND OPERATIONAL ART.

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

  • 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.

  • 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/Video Studies.
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting.
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.


Degrees

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

Regina Benjamin, M.D.
United States Surgeon General

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
75%
Graduate in 5 years
85%
Graduate in 6 years
85%

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)
$54,600

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$108,800

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$57,100

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$115,400

Percent High Job Meaning
44%

Percent STEM
22%


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 $52,300.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 15

Required Forms

Business Farm Supp
FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$34,434

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$36,085

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,374

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
35%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$41,767

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$34,434

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$50,780
Required Fees
$4,040
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,490
Transportation for Commuters
$886

On-Campus Room and Board
$15,190
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)

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
6,773
Foreign Countries Represented
48

Demographics

5.24%
Asian
4.25%
African-American
7.35%
Hispanic
72.85%
Caucasian
1.34%
Unknown
4.80%
International

60% female
40% male
79% are out of state
100% are full time
0% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
48%
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

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Goldman Office of Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Patrick Randolph

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Although formal documentation is required for consideration of accommodations at Tulane University, the staff of the Goldman Office of Disability Services recognize that each individual experiences barriers to access differently. Therefore, we encourage students requesting accommodations to meet with ODS staff to discuss their unique situation. In addition to the first-person narrative, the Goldman Office recommends providing documentation meeting the following criteria: 1. Qualified Evaluator. Professionals conducting assessments and making recommendations for appropriate accommodations must be qualified to do so (e.g., physician, psychiatrist, licensed psychologist, or neuropsychologist). The name, title, and professional credentials of the evaluator, including license or certification number, should be clearly stated on the documentation. All documentation must be presented on the evaluator’s letterhead, typed, dated, signed, and legible. The evaluator may not be a member of the student’sfamily. 2. Current Documentation. Documentation should be current related to the individual’s disability. The following guidelines are in place; however, outdated documentation will be considered. a. Physical/Medical disabilities – within the past 12months. b. Psychiatric disabilities– within the past 12 months. c. Learning Disabilities– within the past 3-4 years. d. AD/HD – within the past 3-4 years. 3. Comprehensive Documentation. Documentation should be thorough, giving a full picture of the individual, not simply a diagnosis. It might include: a. A diagnostic interview including, i. Historical information detailing the evolution of the disorder/disability. ii. Relevant psychosocial, medical, and medication history iii. Academic history iv. History of accommodation v. Evidence of current impairment b. Diagnostic instruments appropriate to the diagnosis are recommended. For learning disabilities and AD/HD, these could include measures of aptitude, achievement, memory, processing speed, continuous performance, and attention or tracking tests. c. A clear diagnosis must be rendered. Diagnostic codes from the DSM 5 or the ICD-10 should be utilized. d. Describe current treatments, therapeutic techniques, assistive devices, medications, etc. e. Address the current functional limitations of the individual in an academic environment. f. The evaluator should make specific recommendations for accommodations in an academic environment. 4. Supporting Documentation. Other documents which contribute to consideration are high school 504 plans or IEPs, records of accommodation on standardized tests such as the SAT or ACT, previous psycho-educational evaluations, transcripts, and teacher, tutor or employer reports.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Although formal documentation is required for consideration of accommodations at Tulane University, the staff of the Goldman Office of Disability Services recognize that each individual experiences barriers to access differently. Therefore, we encourage students requesting accommodations to meet with ODS staff to discuss their unique situation. In addition to the first-person narrative, the Goldman Office recommends providing documentation meeting the following criteria: 1. Qualified Evaluator. Professionals conducting assessments and making recommendations for appropriate accommodations must be qualified to do so (e.g., physician, psychiatrist, licensed psychologist, or neuropsychologist). The name, title, and professional credentials of the evaluator, including license or certification number, should be clearly stated on the documentation. All documentation must be presented on the evaluator’s letterhead, typed, dated, signed, and legible. The evaluator may not be a member of the student’sfamily. 2. Current Documentation. Documentation should be current related to the individual’s disability. The following guidelines are in place; however, outdated documentation will be considered. a. Physical/Medical disabilities – within the past 12months. b. Psychiatric disabilities– within the past 12 months. c. Learning Disabilities– within the past 3-4 years. d. AD/HD – within the past 3-4 years. 3. Comprehensive Documentation. Documentation should be thorough, giving a full picture of the individual, not simply a diagnosis. It might include: a. A diagnostic interview including, i. Historical information detailing the evolution of the disorder/disability. ii. Relevant psychosocial, medical, and medication history iii. Academic history iv. History of accommodation v. Evidence of current impairment b. Diagnostic instruments appropriate to the diagnosis are recommended. For learning disabilities and AD/HD, these could include measures of aptitude, achievement, memory, processing speed, continuous performance, and attention or tracking tests. c. A clear diagnosis must be rendered. Diagnostic codes from the DSM 5 or the ICD-10 should be utilized. d. Describe current treatments, therapeutic techniques, assistive devices, medications, etc. e. Address the current functional limitations of the individual in an academic environment. f. The evaluator should make specific recommendations for accommodations in an academic environment. 4. Supporting Documentation. Other documents which contribute to consideration are high school 504 plans or IEPs, records of accommodation on standardized tests such as the SAT or ACT, previous psycho-educational evaluations, transcripts, and teacher, tutor or employer reports.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

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

24% join a fraternity
46% 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.

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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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, others

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
https://tulanegreenwave.com/sports/2016/6/13/staffdir-tul-staffdir-html.aspx

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
https://tulane.edu/about/visiting-tulane/plan-your-visit/traveling-new-orleans/hotel-accommodations


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