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Tulane University is a private institution that was founded in 1834. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,423, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 110 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Tulane University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 52. Its tuition and fees are $46,930 (2013-14).
At Tulane University, located in downtown New Orleans, students can experience a thriving — and re-establishing — city that is known for more than just its raucous Mardi Gras celebrations. The school is divided between an Uptown campus, its main location, and a Downtown campus, the center for health science programs. The French Quarter, about four miles from the main campus, is a popular tourist spot known for its music scene, nightlife and shopping. Freshmen and sophomores must live on campus, unless a student lives locally with parents, is married or is older than 21. There are more than 200 student organizations on campus, including about 20 sororities and fraternities. About a quarter of students are involved in the Greek system. The Tulane Green Wave sports teams compete in the Division I American Athletic Conference, and the school’s colors are olive green and blue. Through Tulane After Dark, students can choose from a variety of evening activities such as concerts, comedy shows and murder mystery parties. Since Hurricane Katrina, hundreds of students a year have volunteered in community service efforts to rebuild the city.
The school has a well-regarded law school, and its School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is the only specialty school of its kind in the United States. The school received funding from the National Institutes of Health to establish an International Center of Excellence in Malaria Research for West and Central Africa. Female students at Tulane University receive extra support through the Newcomb College Institute, which hosts symposiums and guest speakers and offers mentors to young women. Notable alumni include former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, talk show host Jerry Springer and the creator of HBO’s hit show "Entourage," Douglas R. Ellin.
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Tulane University is one of the country's most respected universities. With top-ranked programs in the academic and professional schools, research and educational partnerships that span the globe, and its location in historic New Orleans, Tulane University offers an unparalleled educational experience. Founded in 1834, Tulane is home to 10 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in architecture, business, science and engineering, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical medicine, and social work.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Tulane University, it's important to note the application deadline is January 15, and the early action deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 15. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 27.3 percent and an early acceptance rate of 40.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||27.3%|
|Application deadline||January 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Tulane University is 9:1, and the school has 69.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Tulane University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; and Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 90.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||61%|
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Tulane University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,423, with a gender distribution of 42.3 percent male students and 57.7 percent female students. At this school, 44 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 56 percent of students live off campus. Tulane University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Tulane University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Tulane University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Tulane University, 10 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Tulane University.
|Students who have cars on campus||10%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Tulane University, 38.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $27,620.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$46,930 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$12,522 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data