Tulane University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Gibson Hall at Tulane University
Gibson Hall at Tulane University. Gonk / Wikimedia Commons

Tulane University Description:

Originally a public medical college, Tulane University has for over a century been a private research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1958 Tulane was invited to join the Association of American Universities, a select group of some of the country's strongest research institutes. The university also has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Tulane consistently ranks highly among national universities both for academics and student life.

Top applicants to Tulane can apply for one of 50 Dean's Honor Scholarships that cover full tuition for four years. In athletics, the Tulane Green Wave competes in the NCAA Division I American Athletic Conference.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 12,581 (7,924 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $51,010
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,844
  • Other Expenses: $1,060
  • Total Cost: $67,114

Tulane University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 72%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 69%
    • Loans: 29%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $32,388
    • Loans: $9,452

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Architecture, Cellular Biology, Communication Studies, English, Finance, History, International Business, Marketing, Neurobiology, Political Science, Psychology, Social Sciences

    Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 92%
    • Transfer Out Rate: 13%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 72%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 83%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

    • Men's Sports: Football, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball, Baseball
    • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Tennis

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    Tulane University Mission Statement:

    mission statement from http://tulane.edu/about/leadership-and-administration/mission-statement

    "Tulane's purpose is to create, communicate, and conserve knowledge in order to enrich the capacity of individuals, organizations and communities to think, to learn, and to act and lead with integrity and wisdom.

    Tulane pursues this mission by cultivating an environment that focuses on learning and the generation of new knowledge; by expecting and rewarding teaching and research of extraordinarily high quality and impact; and by fostering community-building initiatives as well as scientific, cultural and social understanding that integrate with and strengthen learning and research. This mission is pursued in the context of the unique qualities of our location in New Orleans and our continual aspiration to be a truly distinctive international university."

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