Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

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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.

Website: www.tulane.edu/

Private
Co-ed
6,571
Undergraduate
Students
(59.1%) 3,884 Women
(40.9%) 2,687 Men
4,677
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
21% of 35,622 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.56
SAT Math
660-750 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
670 -740 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$70,764
Tuition and Fees
$52,960
Room and Board
$14,536
Average Percent of Need Met
97%
Average Freshman Award
$45,405
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,717
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
767
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

New Orleans Population
369,250
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
48% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Riptide (Pelican)
Sororities
50% of women participate
Fraternities
30% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.2% Asian
4.3% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.1% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students
4.2% from 55 countries
First-Year Students Returning
93.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
44%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives   3

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
6823 St Charles Avenue
City, State, Zip
New Orleans, LA 70118-5669
Phone
(504) 865-5731
Fax
(504) 862-8715
E-mail
undergrad.admission@tulane.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, January 19
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
November 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
21% of 35,622 applicants were admitted
Women
22% of 21,607 applicants were admitted
Men
21% of 14,015 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,965 (26%) of 7,657 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,214 (26%) of 4,756 admitted students enrolled
Men
751 (26%) of 2,901 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
36% of 1394 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
6% of 21216 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
5,596
Students Accepting Wait List Position
1,672
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.56
3.75 and Above
32%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
660-750 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
59%
Score of 600 - 700
37%
Score of 500 - 600
3%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
670 -740 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
61%
Score of 600 - 700
32%
Score of 500 - 600
5%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
79%
Score of 24 - 29
20%
Score of 18 - 23
2%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 62%
Top quarter: 88%
Top half: 96%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$70,764
Tuition and Fees
$52,960
Room and Board
$14,536
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,068
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@tulane.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002029
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,119 (58.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
678 (60.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
678 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
454 (67.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
97%
Average Award
$45,405
Need-Based Gift
Received by 666 (98.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,464
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 491 (72.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,535
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 250 (36.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
765 (40.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,999

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,894 (44.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,105 (72.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,105 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,461 (69.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
96%
Average Award
$47,540
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,049 (97.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,996
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,636 (77.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,731
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 591 (28.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,520 (38.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $26,091

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
37%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,717
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
8.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
108
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
26
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students
Number of Awards
267
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,772
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Corrections
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Italian Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Modern Greek Language and Literature
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, public health tropical medicine, science and engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
767
Part-Time Faculty
421
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
61%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 55% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
4,672,484
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
556
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Liberal Arts, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Health Administration, Master of Accounting, Master of Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Preservation Studies, Master of Management in Energy, Master of Laws, Master of Finance, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Public Health, Master of Architecture II, Master of Public Health, Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Community Health
  • Dance
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Emergency Management
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Finance and Banking
  • French
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Human Genetics
  • Immunology
  • International Business
  • International Development
  • International Health
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Parasitology
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Structural Biology
  • Theater

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science, Doctor of Social Work, Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Juridical Sciences

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Anthropology
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Community Health
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Emergency Management
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Finance and Banking
  • French
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Business
  • International Development
  • International Health
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Parasitology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Structural Biology

Location and Setting


Boston Population
369,250
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
110 acres

Weather

Temperature
41.8 average low in January, 89.2 average high in September
Rain
115 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in New Orleans
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in New Orleans

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
48% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
52%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
on and off-campus shuttle service, crime prevention programs, lighted pathways

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Riptide (Pelican)
School Colors
Green and sky blue

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x    
Soccer x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x    
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Soccer    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
crew, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, sailing, water polo
Men's Club Sports
crew, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, soccer, swimming and diving, track and field, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
track and field

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, community action council of tulane students (cactus), associated student body, tulane university campus programming (tucp), association of club sports (acs), national pan-hellenic council
Sororities
50% of women participate
Fraternities
30% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,571
Women
3,884 (59.1%)
Men
2,687 (40.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
6,540
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.2% Asian
4.3% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.1% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students.
4.2% from 55 countries
Average Age
25
All Graduate Students
4,677

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
93.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
82.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
83.4%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
44%
Average Starting Salary
44%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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