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New Orleans, LA
Undergrads
6,443
Tuition
$45,240
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: great scenery and green spaces to study and hangout with friends. many people will study in communal areas on nice days- which is basically always

4 College Senior

Facilities: I believe that Tulane offers various global educational and learning opportunities for students.

College Senior

Facilities: I do not live on campus

3 College Junior

Facilities: Business school students definitely get some extra pampering, which can be frustrating at times.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Riley (the campus gym) is wonderful, and even has an outdoor pool for student use!

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 252nd
    Greenest Campuses
  • 603rd
    Best Student Centers
  • 689th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 1108th
    Best Library
  • 1218th
    Best Performance Venues

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Lauren Toppenberg
Hometown
Knoxville, TN
Major
Spanish/Latin American Studies
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The Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life is one of Tulane’s newest and nicest buildings. Fully equipped, the LBC is not only a great facility in terms of its environmentally friendly structure (it has water walls for cooling, windows to maximize natural illumination, electric lights within the building which automatically adjust depending on the amount of outside light, wave fans in the dining room, solar vents on the interior, and sun shading louvers on the exterior)—it also has great functionality. Housing a Barnes & Noble bookstore, a food court with Taco Bell, Einstein Brothers, and WOW Chicken, a FedEx, a salon and barbershop, a Whitney bank, and a plethora of study areas and conference rooms, the LBC is every Tulane student’s one-stop shop.

Bruff Commons and Howard Tilton Library are older and more dated buildings that hopefully will be remodeled in the near future. Some residence halls (especially those for freshmen) and other buildings are also in obvious need of renovations, but the university seems to be continually improving its facilities. Most buildings on campus, especially in the academic quad, are beautiful buildings and go well with the green spaces and the large trees surrounding them. In terms of athletic facilities, Reily is an excellent gym with fairly new cardio equipment and a large weight room. There are a lot of fitness classes that you can take for free because of the student membership to the gym, and there are also Yoga, Pilates, and other classes available for a fee.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
815
Campus Size
110 acres
Student Centers
Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life (LBC)
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • LBC
  • Patio of PJ's at Willow
Bar on Campus
The Rat serves students 21-and-up, and The Boot is literally right across the street.
Bowling on Campus
None
Coffeehouse on Campus
There are two PJ's coffee houses on campus, one in Willow Hall and one in Stern Hall.
Movie Theater on Campus
Occasionally McAlister Auditorium will sponsor movies with a student ID and will put on special showings such as the performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Halloween. However, the movies are never well advertised and it is much more reliable to go to an off-campus theater.
School Slang
  • Black Board: Online board where teachers put up assignments, homework, and handouts for class
  • The ERC: Educational Resources Center; free tutoring and a writing workshop
  • HRL: Housing and Resident Life
  • The Levy/The Fly: The strip of land next to the Mississippi River across the street from Audubon Park. A lot of people run and hang out here on nice days.
  • MacMart: Short of McAlister Market
  • The Rat: Short for Der Rathskeller, The Rat is Tulane's favorite (and only) late-night fried-food head quarters. Opened until 4am, many students like to come here for fries and wings after a night of drinking.
  • Red Beans and Rice Day: Mondays at Bruff
  • TEMS: Tulane Emergency Medical Service
  • TOUR: Online registration
  • TUPD: Tulane University Police Department
Traditions
  • Commencement Day: Graduates of all schools and colleges of the University march into the Louisiana Superdome, accompanied by banners, heralded by trumpet fanfares, moving to the music of Dr. Michael White's Original Liberty Jazz Band.
  • Homecoming game: The football game is always played in Tad Gormley Stadium.
  • Nicknames: "Green Wave," "Greenbacks," and "Greenies" were created because of the color of the football jerseys.
  • Senior Salute: a special dinner at the residence of the Newcomb Dean, held for senior women who are recognized for their contributions to the college
Urban Legends
  • A popular rumor is that sororities are outlawed on campus because local "brothel laws" prohibit more than a specified number of females from living together (in reality, this isn't true at all - in fact, Tulane students officially debunked this rumor in 1998 after researching New Orleans law as far back as 1800).
  • Students whose roommates commit suicide automatically receive a 4.0 grade point average for the current school term (another rumor that's taken hold at many schools).
  • There are many feral cats living under the buildings on the Academic Quad and beneath some of the dorms. Some students believe the cats ferocious and dangerous. If you happen upon the Academic Quad at night, chances are you'll see multiple cats slinking across the grass.
Favorite Things To Do
If you can't find anything to do inside Tulane's facilities, you will definitely be able to find some activity on one of Tulane's many green quads. Hardly a day passes without a pick up game of Cricket or Frisbee on the LBC quad. TUCP does a decent job at bringing music to Tulane. This year has seen the likes of Third Eye Blind, Lupe Fiasco and Reel Big Fish. Other performances include comedy such as Whitest Kids U Know.

Almost everyday there is at least one speaker on campus in any given field. On top of the plethora of departmental speakers, Tulane makes an effort to bring in famous and interesting people. This year has included lectures such as Francis Collins, former governor Mick Huckabee and former congressman Herald Ford Jr.

Tulane University houses its own Art Gallery in the Woldenberg Art Center that is free and often displays student work. This year it was apart of New Orlean's Prospect 1, a citywide art show.

The men and women's basketball teams play in Fogelman Arena and the baseball team plays games at Turchin Stadium. You can also watch the tennis matches, soccor games, and other sports on campus.
Student Organizations Web Site
studentprograms.tulane.edu/AdviserList.php
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Student-run film society
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: Yes
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 48 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 6 responses

  • 27% Homecoming game
  • 27% Anything Greek Life related
  • 18% Crawfest
  • 9% Commencement Day
  • 9% TUCP Concerts
  • 9% De-stress petting zoo
  • 0% Senior Salute
  • 0% Nicknames

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 7 responses

  • 33% Dorms
  • 20% LBC
  • 20% Audobon
  • 13% Patio of PJ's at Willow
  • 13% The Fly

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 55% Eat
  • 18% FAQ
  • 18% Concerts
  • 9% Intramurals

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 48 responses

  • 2% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 15% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 46% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 38% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 47 responses

  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 6% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 62% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 32% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

What is the most interesting urban legend about campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 67% Locked room in JL deep/ JL haunted
  • 17% Windows spelling GO TULANE BEAT LSU on punch card
  • 17% Stones/bricks getting mixed up with vanderbilt

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