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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