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Reviews 1328 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Tulane is the place to be

4 College Junior

Athletics: im not real familiar with the athletics

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: its fitting for my lifestyle

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The majority of my classes have seen my professors not even being able to name more than 5 students in the class because the class size is so large. These are classes that are past the gen ed requirements, which should allow for students to reach the point where professors should know the students in their classes, but it is hard when all the classes have around 70 students.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I believe Tulane's community outreach requirement for graduation helps students obtain experience to add to their futures when seeking jobs and internships.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I believe that safety and security on campus definitely needs some improvement. This year specifically, someone was mugged at gun point at midday in the LBC, which is a great concern for all students' safety.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms on campus are kept very clean, with janitorial services cleaning the public areas daily during the week, and maintenance workers available to fix broken amenities within 24 hours when reported. However, the housing lottery is a mess. It is hard, unless you argue your way through the process, to get into a dorm you want.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not a member of Greek life on campus, so it doesn't really affect my life except for when I want to go out on the weekends to on-campus events, which are mostly Greek events.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: If you're invested in athletics, there definitely is an atmosphere to get involved with sports on campus, but it isn't so overbearing that those who aren't interested feel they need to become involved.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think the main thing that makes Tulane so special is its location in New Orleans. The fact that attending Tulane means you have access to festivals every weekend, Mardi Gras, thousands of community outreach organizations, etc. allows each student to find themselves while they attend the school.

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: The mental health services are pretty bad, they need to stay open later. I needed emergency buttons once and they were all out of service.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love going here and the culture of New Orleans

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I haven't found access to the resources

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is fine, it's what can be expected from College dorms. Only really negative thing is the beds and maintenance.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It's fine, some people like it and some people don't

3 College Junior

Athletics: I think that too much focus and money goes into the football team and doesn't get allocated to the academic students

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the school, but there are not a lot of food options which becomes very difficult as the semester goes.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's the best. There is always something to do and there's someone going out every night of the week. Students go out basically whenever they don't have to study, which, contrary to the popular belief, is not that often, simply because there's so much to do every day. Tulane is surrounded by bars and clubs and a uber or streetcar to French Quarter costs only a couple dollars.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are parties happening basically every night of the week and most of them are great.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Most people are rich, most people are white, and most people are very liberal. That being said, "most" is not all. As a rich, white, liberal person, I love Tulane and I easily make friends from similar socioeconomic backgrounds, but Tulane is a very diverse group of rich white people. Students come from all over the world, there is plenty of international students coming from Asia, Australia, Europe, South America, and Africa, and basically every American state. There is also a very prominent Jewish community at Tulane, hence the nickname "Jewlane".

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Most professors are extremely smart and caring. Help is easily available outside of class if needed, including in large lecture courses, and most of the teachers will try to learn all of the students' names. It's important to be on good terms with the teachers to be able to get involved in research etc. Getting all As is not easy, especially in the Science department. I know very few people with perfect GPAs, but often it's not GPAs that really matter. Even if I don't always end up with straight As, I really feel like I'm learning a lot at Tulane and the classes are not just "easy As" but fascinating subjects that I'm really learning a lot about.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's really bad. Almost no one gets into their first choice dorm, even during sophomore year, and getting a single is almost impossible. Dorms are old, moldy, and loud. Even the "nicer" ones, such as Wall, SoHo, or Willow are not that nice when you compare them to other dorms in America. If possible, get a doctor's note so you can live off campus your sophomore year. It's much cheaper and the houses around campus are way nicer.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: No one really cares about athletics at Tulane, apart from the athletes. I like to think that I'm in college for the academic aspects instead.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life is really prevalent on campus, especially for freshmen and sophomores who are required to live on campus so they don't get to go to as many house parties as juniors and seniors. For freshmen, majority of the available parties are Greek parties, so it's important to either join Greek Life or have friends who rushed who can invite you. Especially in the spring semester a lot of the parties become more closed off and usually require wristbands/some sort of identification. Make friends and everything will be okay.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Personally, I have never felt unsafe on campus or around it. I love jogging and I often go out for a run after 9-10pm around campus, sometimes alone, sometimes with a friend, and I have never encountered any situation that would make me feel uncomfortable.

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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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