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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I have a lot of food allergies and the chefs are very accommodating.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Everything is easily accessed. I don't have to worry about not being able to work out.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am enjoying it. I like the availability of the professors. I like the service learning requirement.

College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had the chance to take an internship.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are a lot of places to go and dance and have fun. You never have to worry about no getting your money's worth if there is a cover charge.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Monroe is a good freshman door but there is a lot of noise and puke. Sharp is worse though. Butler is the freshman honors dorm...enough said. SOHO is nice but not so social, Irby and Phelps is old and noisy. Greenbaum is new so we'll see how it is.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus crime is rare, but there have been a string of rape/sexual assaults. I personally knew an assailant and a victim, and I think that the issue needs to be handled way more strongly. Yes, they do take punishment measures towards perpetrators, but there needs to be more education and prevention in the first place.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Bruff (the cafeteria) sucks. The food is always gross and the salad bar is always wilted and just nasty. The pasta bar is pretty good though. Loyola's cafeteria is 100x better even though both cafeterias hire the same company (Sodexo). Wavebucks can be used in the food court, which I do a lot and a lot of close by resteraunts take Nolabucks.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Registration is easy if you came in with a lot of AP credit. I got to register as a sophomore when I was a freshman because I came in with 25 credits. Professors are generally great, the workload varies, and there are tons of good studying areas, mainly the library, PJs, and the 2nd floor of the LBC

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Finance is a pretty popular major, so there are tons of classes available. Also a lot of the finance courses are required for all business school majors. The business school facilites are pretty nice, with a stockroom simulation room. Also a lot of finance courses prepare you for real-life situations. One class consists of just compiling Burkenroad reports (common for businesses in the South I believe) with the professor, and another class involves keeping a stock portfolio and seeing how well you do.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They give out about 4 full scholarships but also give out generous partial scholarships apparently.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: A lot of different variety for sororites, you can definetly tell the cliques. But frats all seem pretty similar

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There is a mall nearby and the entertainment shuttle can take you there (and also to a movie theater and walmart), lots of cultural things in the French Quarter. Safety-wise, some parts of New Orleans are notoriously dangerous (9th Ward, etc.) but just stay alert and you'll be fine. Crime near campus isn't THAT bad but it still is present. There is a nice shopping street (Magazine St.) nearby with lots of resteraunts and little boutiques.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Don't live off campus yet, but from what I've heard, prices close to campus are pretty high and the competition is rough (Tulane does not guarentee housing for 3 years, let alone 4)

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not a huge fan of sports but the first home game of the football season is a pretty big event, especially for freshmen.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They do spot checks on freshman dorms but usually if you actually comply with them they won't even write you up, or you may just get off without a warning. It's a little ridicuolous that playing "drinking games" (water pong even) with non-alcoholic drinks or having empty alcohol containers is considered a drinking violation.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: A lot of girls are very jappy and a lot of guys are pretty similar.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Campus dining is a hit or a miss, depending on the day. The kitchen prepares fantastic local cuisine some night, and very bland food the next.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Campus strictness varies depending on circumstance and authority. Although most students partake in underage drinking, they are severely punished if they are caught.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Many students are on scholarship in correlation with their GPA.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports are a significant part of campus life. Football games are a very important event in the year, and everyone is involved in some way. The school spirit is extremely high for these games. Most students partake in some intramural sports.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is not much diversity at Tulane. Much of the population is white, although there is a strong black and asian population.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is prevalent but not essential to a student's happiness at Tulane. It is a southern school, so the chapters have many values rooted in old, southern traditions. However, there is a variety of chapters, enough so that each student can find his or her fit.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The general population of girls and boys at Tulane is quite preppy. There are a lot of students from privileged backgrounds, some coming from the NorthEast or the South, and many from California. That said, a great many defy the "country club" stereotype.

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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
Hometown
Knoxville, TN
Major
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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