Tulane University

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

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• Private
• Undergraduate enrollment – 6,944
• Admit rate – 26%
• Financial Aid forms required – FAFSA, CSS Profile
• Retention rate – 92%
• Mid 50% SAT/ACT range – 620-710/31-34
• Student to faculty ratio – 8:1
• Located next to Loyola University
• Across the street from beautiful Audubon Park
• Suburban part of New Orleans
• Located on upscale, historic St. Charles Avenue
• Major research university – Classified as tier 1
• Serves and is involved in the community – Built into curriculum
• Alumni interviews available for early decision and early action applicants
• 5 schools: School of Architecture, A.B. Freeman School of Business, School of Liberal Arts, School of Science and Engineering, School of Public Health
• Over 70 majors
• Apply and admitted in general, not to a specific school – Don’t need to transfer into a school, already have access to all majors and schools
• 33% graduate with 2 majors
• Academic flexibility
• NCAA D1 sports
• Average class size is 18 students
• Accessibility of a large university but intimate like a smaller school
• Largest lecture class is 160 with a breakout of 25-30 students with TA’s
• All 50 states are represented throughout the student body
• Geographic diversity
• New Dean of Admissions – Working on being more diverse and representative
• Greek life prevalent
• Traditional campus
• Sense of community
• Applying what you learn in the classroom directly into the community (Architecture students design and build a green home for a 1st time home buyer)
• Number 1 city for festivals – 365 festivals each year
• No application fee
• For applicants: Want to see what you are doing with your time outside of high school
• A boring essay is a wasted opportunity
• Your essay – The Student is the only person in the entire world that could have written that essay – Make it personal
• Take writing your essays seriously, specifically “Why do you want to come to Tulane”
• Applying early decision or early action will give you the best possibility for acceptance
• What an excellent information session! One of the best I have attended! Owen, you were wonderful!

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