Does Tulane have a lot of diversity? The way you answer this question all depends on your past experiences. Naturally, if you went to an elitist private academy with less than a handful of minorities enrolled, you’ll get here and see a couple of African Americans and Indian students and will be amazed at the amount of diversity. However, if you went to an inner city high school or a public high school where the white population was slowly becoming a minority, you’ll come to Tulane and think this is the largest white population at a school you’ve seen in a long time. After all, the white population is 80 percent of the total.
Racially and ethnically, this school is lacking on diversity. There are a lot of strongly represented cultural organizations, but the numbers are small. IATU, Hillel, and the Catholic Center constantly advertise activities that their clubs are putting on each week; joining these groups, or at least going to one activity, will help you better understand different cultures and religions. It’s also a good way to meet new people in the fall semester. The diversity of Tulane comes from the amount of kids hailing from all over the country. You’ll have friends that live in California and Manhattan, and that in itself is somewhat diverse. Outside of the Tulane bubble, there is a city that is full of diversity and culture. New Orleans is predominantly African American, and there is also a notable population of Caucasians, Cajuns, and Creoles, among others. It is a type of diversity that is only found in this part of the country, and in a sense, city itself makes up for Tulane’s lack of diversity.