TU

Tulane University

6823 St Charles Avenue, New Orleans, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    234
  • Class Notes
    74
  • Textbook Notes
    27
  • Study Guides
    133
  • Currently Enrolled
    104
  • Previously Enrolled
    169

Overview of Tulane University (TU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,571
    • Men:2,687 (40.9%)
    • Women:3,884 (59.1%)

Location

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Admission Information (TU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Tulane University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
3

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
6823 St Charles Avenue
City, State, Zip
New Orleans, LA  70118-5669
Phone
(504) 865-5731
Fax
(504) 862-8715
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.56
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (TU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $52,960 (74.84031428409926%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,536 (20.541518286134192%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (1.6957775139901645%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,068 (2.9223899157763835%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Tulane University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002029
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
37%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,717
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
8.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,772

Academics & Instruction (TU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
4,672,484

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Tulane University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


93.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


72.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


82.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


83.4%

Programs & Majors (TU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (78)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

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


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, public health tropical medicine, science and engineering

Graduate and Professional 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 (55)


  • 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

Campus Life (TU)

Location & Geography

Population


369,250

Nearest Metropolitan Area


110 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in New Orleans
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 of College Housing


48% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


52%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
track and field

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Tulane University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,540

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,571
Women
3,884
Men
2,687

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

Number of Graduate Students


4,677

Student Resources (TU)

Study resources

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