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Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Tulane is a private, comprehensive university. Founded in 1834, it adopted coeducation in 1886. With more than 6,000 full-time undergraduate students in five divisions, the school offers the personal attention and teaching excellence traditionally associated with a liberal arts college, together with the facilities and interdisciplinary resources found only at major research universities. Both qualities are complemented by the exciting, historic setting of New Orleans, America's most interesting city. Programs are offered through the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tulane, Newcomb, and University Colleges, the A.B. Freeman School of Business, and the Schools of Architecture, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Social Work, and Public Health and Tropical Medicine. The school reports, "Senior faculty regularly teach introductory and lower-level courses, and 74 percent of the classes have 25 or fewer students. The close student-teacher relationship pays off. Tulane graduates are among the country's most likely to be selected for several prestigious fellowships that support graduate study abroad." Its 110-acre campus is located four miles from downtown New Orleans.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 6,377
   Women 3,713 (58.2%)
   Men 2,664 (41.8%)
Graduate Students 4,657
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 26% of 32,006 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.52
SAT Math 669 average
630-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 661 average
620-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $67,976
  Tuition and Fees $51,010
  Room and Board $13,844
Average Percent of Need Met 98%
Average Freshman Award $45,312
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 704
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
New Orleans Population 369,250
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 45% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Riptide (Pelican)
Sororities 50% of women participate
Fraternities 30% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.6% Asian
4.2% Black/African-American
6.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.2% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students 3.5% from 48 countries
First-Year Students Returning 91.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 71.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 44%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported