Tulane University Profile


Tulane is a private, comprehensive university. Founded in 1834, it adopted coeducation in 1886. With more than 6,000 full-time undergraduate students in five divisions, the school offers the personal attention and teaching excellence traditionally associated with a liberal arts college, together with the facilities and interdisciplinary resources found only at major research universities. Both qualities are complemented by the exciting, historic setting of New Orleans, America’s most interesting city. Programs are offered through the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tulane, New comb, and University Colleges, the A.B. Freeman School of Business, and the Schools of Architecture, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Social Work, and Public Health and Tropical Medicine. The school reports, “Senior faculty regularly teach introductory and lower-level courses, and 74 percent of the classes have 25 or fewer students. The close student-teacher relationship pays off. Tulane graduates are among the country’s most likely to be selected for several prestigious fellowships that support graduate study abroad.” Its 110-acre campus is located four miles from downtown New Orleans.


Entrance Difficulty: Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 25% of 37,767 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: Yes
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: January 15

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Important
Extracurricular: Considered

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: 3.55
SAT Math: 666 average  620-700 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 665 average  620-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 674 average  640-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 30 average  29-32 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance: $59,864
Tuition and Fees: $45,240
Room and Board: $11,540
Average Percent of Need Met: 92%
Average Freshman Award:  $36,574
Average Indebtedness of 2010 Graduates: $31,172


Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 630
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-59 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

E-mail: finaid@tulane.edu
Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification: On a rolling basis beginning March 18
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 002029: Free

University Web Site: www.tulane.edu/

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