- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Communications
- Gender: F
- High School: Sandy Spring Friends School
- Transfer Student: N
New Orleans is the best city (and college city) in the US. It is so different and there are so many different things to do everyday. Whether you want to go downtown to drink, shop, see museums or go across the street from campus to Audubon Park, there's always something new to do. Everyone always tells me when I tell them that I go to Tulane, "Why do you go there? Isn't it all underwater?" That question gets SO annoying and I just say no it's not and walk away. My favorite thing, besides the city itself, about Tulane is the school spirit that everyone has. You can walk around campus and find a bunch of people wearing Tulane clothing or hats or anything Tulane and it just makes you feel like you're part of a community. The recent fraternity arrests should not reflect anything about the Greek system at Tulane, not every fraternity or sorority is like that at all. You will find one that fits for you - don't listen to everything that you hear!
Most of the professors here are absolutely amazing. Occasionally, there is one professor that no one can stand and is horrible - mostly in the math department! But, I have had lunch with a couple of my professors from fall semester during the spring because I wanted to keep in touch with them. Many professors will really help you if you go to their office hours because they see that you will care. I am double majoring in Communications and Art History and while I have really only taken my freshman core classes so far, the classes that I have had in the departments have been why I wanted to major in those specific majors. Once you graduate and you apply for a job and you say that you graduated from Tulane, you already have one good thing on your side because of your education from this school.
Tulane is a pretty diverse place, it depends on how you look at it. It is basically a Northern student population placed in the deep south. Not to say that there aren't kids from ALL over the US, but there's a lot of kids from NY and DC area. Students here generally are more on the wealthy side, because let's face it - it's not cheap to go to Tulane, even with a good scholarship. However, not everyone is very wealthy, some more than others and people definitely don't flaunt it very much. Politically, Tulane is very active. This past year we had Barack Obama (!) speak in our gym and we were able to go for free! And later on we had Bill Clinton come and speak on behalf of Hillary also. From my perspective, I believe that Tulane is predominately for Obama this election but there could definitely be a counter position on that.
The Best Things
The people, the education you get, weather, New Orleans in general.
The Worst Things
The constant presence of alcohol.