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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I don't have any personal experiences with the alumni network and I'm not sure I'd get much benefit from Tulane alumni in the future. Nonetheless, I still feel as though Tulane provides a quality education so the value of the degree will show once I begin studying at medical school. However, I would like to note that it took me several months of e-mailing and trying to visit 10+ professors before any of the laboratories at Tulane offered me an internship at both the downtown and uptown campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really enjoyed the majority of my science professors because they seemed very experienced. In fact, my general chemistry teacher gets many awards and is invited to speak at many conferences around the world as a renown researcher. As for class sizes, they tend to vary across courses, but in the sciences, it tends to get quite competitive. Overall, I do feel as though I learn a lot from all of my courses.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are the occasional robberies, but for the most part, the Tulane Police Department is never far away and they have installed buttons on lamp posts that you can hit to immediately have Tulane Police track the emergency. The campus is also generally pretty well lit and there aren't many crimes.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Though I didn't visit other dorms, I really enjoyed my dorm, Josephine-Louise House. The entire dorm was spacious, including the rooms, which also came with a sink, mirror, refrigerator, microwave, and walk-in closet. Furthermore, though I can't say this for other dorms, my dorm was very quiet and good for studying. It also had a gigantic ballroom with great lighting for studying as well as a comfy TV room to spend time with friends. Overall, I enjoyed living in the dorm.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life has definitely caused trouble for Tulane and several students I've personally met look down upon some of the Greek traditions. For example, just a couple of months ago, a fraternity made a very offensive statement by building a wall of sandbags outside their house to showcase their pro-Trump take. It got so out of hand that the football team had to go over there and take down the wall themselves.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm not very involved in the athletics at my school at all, but I've heard that we don't particularly excel in any sport. Even so, there's always a big turn out for football games and a lot of school spirit.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school has its strong suits in its broad curriculum, beautiful campus, and how happy the large majority of the students are because New Orleans is an exciting and fun place to live and they all tend to get along. However, in my personal experience, the lack of diversity at Tulane was slightly off-putting as an Asian-American. Prior to transferring to Tulane, I went to Loyola University in New Orleans, where diversity was high and people seemed to be more accepting of each other. In contrast, at Tulane, though I've never come across any blatant racism, I definitely get a sense of being very different from the majority of the population. Nonetheless, as someone who loves biology, I have also really been enjoying learning from experienced and knowledgeable teachers in my major.

2 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life negatively affects the social atmosphere on campus. It is not overwhelming, but provides a nonetheless noticeable pressure for students to shirk their work and attend parties. What is perhaps worse is that Tulane hires staff to clean up after the fraternities throw parties, refusing to hold these students accountable for their actions.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Tulane is not a school known for sports. Our women's basketball team is fairly good fairly often, yet the men's team still garners more attention. We built a football stadium on campus, yet most students leave the game after the first quarter if they go at all. The school has excellent facilities. As President of the school's Martial Arts Club, I can attest to that. Yet, the students do not often exhibit school spirit. It becomes hard to support a team when your fellow students would rather boo at the referee than cheer when your team earns a point.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Although a large number of students at Tulane come from privileged backgrounds that allow them to party rather than study, an even larger number of students actually care about their academic experience. I have found friends at this school who love to learn. The teachers are accessible, and many of them have become mentors to me throughout the past three years. Perhaps these traits make Tulane seem like any other school, but it is not. The students have a heart for service. I have been able to volunteer at four different elementary and secondary schools while attending Tulane. I have attended community crawfish boils, football games in the superdome, lectures by renowned authors, and more. The culture of New Orleans bleeds into Tulane until the two are inseparable, creating an experience unlike any other.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really haven't had too many problems with professors. You just need to talk to other students about classes they've taken or go to

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I'm in the MAACT (Masters of Accounting) 5-year program, and it's been great networking with the Big 4 firms. I had many on-campus interviews that led to actual interviews with the firms and to internship offers.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: In New Orleans, safety is always a concern. I think having TUPD patrol makes me feel safer, but I think there could be more security measures around campus and better lighting.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Depends what type of housing you're looking for. JL is a good option for freshman girls who don't want to be in a noisy, party dorm. Sharpe and Monroe are good if you want to party. Wall is a super nice, honors dorm for freshman.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty prominent on campus, but if you're not part of Greek life, there are plenty of other options to get involved on campus.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Fan support for the basketball, volleyball, baseball, and football teams should be better from students considering students get free tickets.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: This is New Orleans, there is no better place to be. The bars Uptown & in the Quarter are the BEST. Tulane's nightlife is truly unbeatable.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you don't like to party or go out at all you really should look elsewhere. Almost everyone I know who transferred said it was because they weren't into the intense amount of partying. Seriously, Tulane is one big party all the time.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: It can get really tough sometimes, especially the workload. However I definitely think the profs & classes are some of the best available & really think the classes & academics are very worth while.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Mostly upper class white kids. Pretty accepting white kids, but a bunch of white kids nonetheless.

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Not even gonna pretend it's safe, everyone AND I MEAN EVERYONE drinks. A lot of people smoke weed often & cocaine is pretty prevalent as well. Aside from drinking, the other drugs can definitely be avoided, but alcohol will always be present at Tulane.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Classes are great. I really enjoyed almost all of my classes this last year & had some very knowledgeable, helpful professors. The class sizes were not too large at all. The workload is extremely high, however, but the social scene makes up for it (work hard, play hard).

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The Student Health Center is pretty terrible, they'll help where they can but they're total d-bags who don't enjoy dealing with students. The Well is awesome though, they really help students with maintaining health & wellness & provide great resources for students.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The quality of the buildings is pretty bleh. I lived in Monroe which was the best choice just because of the social atmosphere (it's the same way in Sharp). Crappy building, bathrooms smelled bad 24/7, but I made my best friends because of living there so it was totally worth it.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The party scene outside of the bars is pretty much fraternity dominated, but it's a pretty lax scene & people don't need to be a part of the Greek system to enjoy the parties. A lot more of the partying is done at the bars, honestly.


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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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