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Reviews 1112 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Work hard, play hard, to the extreme. And you'll never stop meeting new and interesting people who love having a good time

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Its impossible to not be able to find something to do any day of the week.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: As can be expected, some dorms/RA's aren't gonna let stuff slide, but most RA's will completely turn a blind eye

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Not very economically or racially diverse, but not as bad politically as some colleges are

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: People complain a lot about bruff but you get pretty used to it and its not that bad.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman year, Sharp is where its at. Best times I've ever had. No matter what day it is, theres a bunch of crazy fun to be found.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life can be good and bad. There are some frats and sorors that are utterly awful, and there are some that are doing okay. Tulane has had most of greek life suspended numerous times for being too crazy.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There is very little diversity on campus. Tulane could do with a little more multiculturalism.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Bruff Dining Hall is good during the first month of every semester and then it's awful. Learning how to cook simple meals for yourself in the dorm kitchens will help you avoid bruff at least a couple of meals a week.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The Tulane Police Department and the administration is usually pretty lenient with alcohol, but they do take marijuana and other drug use inside the dorms pretty seriously. The honor code is also strictly enforced

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Alcohol definitely contributes to sexual assault on campus, and a lot of it goes unreported. However, the university does have a lot of services for victims of sexual assault.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: New Orleans is a great city with lots of things to do. However, one must take precaution when going out (e.g., not going out alone, not carrying a lot of money, etc.)

2 College Junior

Athletics: The school will have a new stadium up this year, but our football team is not very good... so we'll see what happens. Club sports are very popular, and students are able to manage their time well while participating in them.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: There is a lot of new residence halls being built, as well as others being restored. Living on campus is very safe, and you can manage to get to your classes within 10 minutes from most residence halls. Weatherhead (SoHo), Wall, and Willow are definitely the best dorms.

1 College Junior

Diversity: There isn't much diversity on campus. That's one of Tulane's biggest flaws; however, there has been an active effort over the past couple of years... so only time will tell I guess?

3 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid office has pretty rude employees. Make sure you to get in contact with your financial aid adviser, and ask questions on how to receive more aid. They are usually really helpful.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Most of the guys look the same. Mainly preppy, new englanders. Not much eye candy.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Tulane is very accepting. There is not an overwhelming majority of one specific group that runs campus.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: New Orleans is a one of a kind city. You cannot go wrong here.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Bruff gets old so it's nice to have the LBC to get food at to add variety.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman housing isn't the most spacious or beautiful thing, but the sense of community created on the floors makes up for its shortcomings

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: As long as you have a good relationship with your RA you should be fine.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: If you want to go greek, Tulane is a great place, and many students who do not plan on rushing before spring semester end up doing it.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Freshman mostly just hook up, go to the boot to find that. Sophomores and on have more relationships and you can choose what type of experience you want to have.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Tulane, I wouldn't pick any school over it, and there is enough to do in New Orleans that once you meet your first friends during freshman year you will always have something to do.


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Gibson Hall
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Gibson Hall Gibson Hall Facing historic St. Charles Avenue, it is the entry landmark on the uptown campus.
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Lauren Toppenberg
Knoxville, TN
Spanish/Latin American Studies
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Tulane is an acquired taste. Some people take to it instantly, but for others it can take more than a semester to fit in and enjoy the university system. All of the students questioned said that they love Tulane and love being here. Living in such a culturally rich environment creates a unique learning opportunity that many kids who go to different schools will never get a chance to experience.

It takes a very intelligent and well-balanced person to attend Tulane. The nightlife and 24/7 party scene can tempt students
to blow off classes and just have a good time. Finding the right balance of partying and school work makes for the best experience. Remember, this isn’t high school glorified; college is actually going to be a lot of work. Even the so-called “blow-off classes” that you take for humanities credit will make you read one long-winded book after the other and write 10–15 page research papers by the end of the semester. You’ll see a lot of people come in for the fall semester that won’t come back after Christmas. Some people just can’t take the pressure; others miss home too much. If you can get into Tulane, you can handle the workload; it’s just that some adapt better than others. If you do have trouble, most professors are available to talk to, and the ERC’s tutoring and writing workshops are free and easy to access.

You’ll never sit at home on a weekend for lack of something to do, and holidays—especially Halloween and (obviously) Mardi Gras—are some of the best parts about living in New Orleans. The live jazz music and the food is also fantastic. If Bruff’s food tasted like anything out in the city, the average student weight would be close to 300 pounds. Not only will you get a well-balanced education at Tulane, but you will also meet some of your best friends, become involved in things you never imagined you would do at home, be a leader of a group when you never had that chance in high school, and be introduced to a new, unique environment and culture that can not be found in any other place in the country. There is no other school like Tulane, and there is no other city like New Orleans.

Only in New Orleans… Only at Tulane.

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