Tulane University Summary

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Basic Statistics

New Orleans, LA
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Large city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
27 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • The city of New Orleans
  • The weather—it's hardly ever below 40 degrees!
  • The unique culture and people
  • The nightlife (both on and off campus)

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • General requirement courses
  • The rain and humidity
  • Safety around/off campus
  • Tuition!

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Tulane Student Reviews

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3 College Freshman

Academics: I'm an English major at Tulane University. It's okay. We don't get much attention, and there's only one honors course offered in the whole department. But we have some really cool teachers. I can't wait to see what's to come.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics at Tulane is alright sports wise. I feel like club and intramural sports are much more popular, and there is a definite lack of school spirit around campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Dat-Dog is about a mile, maybe a mile and a half away from campus on Freret. It's sooo good! It's hot dogs, but they're not your typical kind of hot dogs. You can get a vegan dog, or a kosher one. How about trying a crawfish dog, or maybe some alligator. Of course, beef is also an option. Though they're a little on the more pricey end, about $7 a hot dog, they're definitely worth it. They're a hit at school! But they only take cash, so that's a little inconvenient when you forget. And their fries are delicious!

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: New Orleans gets a bit of a bad reputation, but Tulane itself is very safe. You can stay safe in the city, too, as long as you're smart and take the right precautions.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Athletics: Still wishing for more Tulane team spirit/fan support at most varsity sport events. There are always a lot of people at the first home football game, the homecoming game, and the Tulane/LSU baseball game. Men's basketball is also pretty well-attended. Other than that, though, don't hope for much unless the new football stadium changes things up.

Intramurals are serious, especially basketball. Some teams even make their own jerseys to play. Club sports are pretty popular, too. Club teams travel and compete all over the country and they're usually a pretty tight-knit group of people.

3 people found this useful Report

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