A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C
Tulane University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Website

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
31%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1240-1410
ACT Range
29-32
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$32,075/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,936/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,194/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,791/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,684/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,922/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.93 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.95 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.95 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,331Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
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  • Work hard, play hard
    59%
  • Some are really committed, many don't think much
    17%
  • Privileged, apathetic, white
    9%
  • Smart people who want to have a good time
    9%
  • Geniuses with many interests who socialize a lot
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.122 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.135 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Work hard, play hard
    56%
  • Work hard, play harder
    18%
  • Academically challenging
    11%
  • Has something for everyone if you look for it
    7%
  • Play hard, then play and play, then scam the prof.
    5%
  • Ehh
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
48%
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 is an incredibly amazing place. It takes a certain person to fall in love with it. Everyone here seems to do everything- acing a test, going to an internship, working on a nonprofit project, then spending the entire night at a party or listening to music downtown, only to wake up early the next morning to run in the park or play on a sports team. You have to be excited and motivated by this high-speed lifestyle, as opposed to stressed or overwhelmed. People do it all- and well. It is a happy and dynamic student body, who is certainly going places. Most importantly, they are interested and passionate. The city is absolutely amazing... you can find anything there, especially when it comes to music! Academics are very strong, teachers, for the most part, push students very hard but positively reward hard work! Caliber differs by department for sure- with political science, English, and foreign language incredibly strong, and math less so. Unfortunately, Bruff (dining hall) sucks.
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Tulane University is incredible. Besides being located quite perfectly in New Orleans, the school itself is academically challenging and vigorous. The school has a wonderful atmosphere, but my only complaint is towards some students. The majority of students are very wealthy and from the East Coast. I was hoping for more geographic diversity instead of simply hundreds of kids from New York and New Jersey. Regardless, I've met amazing people and professors at Tulane while living in one of the most unbelievable cities in the world. Lucky me!
Tulane is more than the party school that it is known for. The professors are all invested in the achievements of their students, actively creating new office hours for those who need additional help. The quads and LBC are beautifully designed and energy and space efficient. The staff are all helpful and patient.

I've never felt unsafe while on campus. There is always security biking and driving around, and I know that all residence halls have a security guard at the front desk.

I do agree with some of the other reviewers - this is a work hard, play hard type of school. Somehow, students do internships, have jobs, volunteer in the community, do well in their classes, socialize, party, exercise, and plan their future. The skills I've learned from the people at this school will certainly help me in my life.