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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C
Tulane is a highly rated private university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,716 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Tulane acceptance rate is 21%. Popular majors include Finance, Health Professions, and Business. Graduating 83% of students, Tulane alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,800.
About Tulane University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
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Tulane University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
21%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1330-1490
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$33,886/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$33,035/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
76%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.93 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.108 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.108 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,716Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,155
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
8%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 66 responses
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  • Work hard, play hard
    52%
  • Some are really committed, many don't think much
    15%
  • Privileged, apathetic, white
    12%
  • Smart people who want to have a good time
    12%
  • Geniuses with many interests who socialize a lot
    8%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.135 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.148 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Work hard, play hard
    53%
  • Work hard, play harder
    21%
  • Academically challenging
    10%
  • Has something for everyone if you look for it
    6%
  • Play hard, then play and play, then scam the prof.
    6%
  • Caring
    1%
  • Ehh
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.53 responses
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Tulane University Reviews

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While visiting everyone was very friendly and made for an incredible stay. I think for people planning to apply, there is a good chance they will get a clear idea if they visit. My visit showed me a lot about the university and made it clear to me that this was the perfect fit for me! I am so excited to be attending the school, many of the people I have met that will be in my class are very friendly and incredibly intelligent. There is also a lot of girls which is so cool! I love the liberal and open environment of the campus!
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The best thing about Tulane for me is the flexibility. Teachers and administrators will work really hard to help you accomplish your goals, even if they're out of the ordinary. With about 7000 undergrads (and growing) it's a good size and most classes are pretty small, allowing you to build relationships with your professors. It's also flexible in the sense that you can be as involved on campus and school-spirited as you like or you can run around exploring the city and both are completely acceptable. I tend to spend my time off campus because New Orleans has a fantastic, youthful energy and great alternative culture. Because the student body is so varied and people are off doing their own thing, sometimes it feels apathetic. For instance there has been a movement going on campus since 2009 to get fair pay for the workers in the dining hall, but the organizers have had a really hard time getting any kind of solidarity from the students.
Tulane provides an academic environment that encourages and supports students to work hard to achieve their goals. The professors are excellent, the campus is perfect, and of course, NOLA is so fun!