Tulane University

1,409 reviews
  1. New Orleans, LA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C
Tulane University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Website

Tulane University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
28%
SAT Range
1230-1410
ACT Range
29-32
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$32,797/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $29,089/ year
  • $30-48k
    $29,329/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,989/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,907/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,636/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.93 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.93 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.93 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,214Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Work hard, play hard
    50%
  • Privileged, jewish, white
    17%
  • Some are really committed, many don't think much
    14%
  • Privileged, apathetic, white
    8%
  • Smart people who want to have a good time
    6%
  • Geniuses with many interests who socialize a lot
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.120 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.133 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Work hard, play hard
    57%
  • Work hard, play harder
    19%
  • Academically challenging
    11%
  • Has something for everyone if you look for it
    8%
  • Play hard, then play and play, then scam the prof.
    4%
  • Ehh
    2%

After Tulane University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.53 responses

Reviews

1,409 reviews
  • Excellent
    313
  • Very Good
    487
  • Average
    463
  • Poor
    110
  • Terrible
    36
Tulane University is incredible. Besides being located quite perfectly in New Orleans, the school itself is academically challenging and vigorous. The school has a wonderful atmosphere, but my only complaint is towards some students. The majority of students are very wealthy and from the East Coast. I was hoping for more geographic diversity instead of simply hundreds of kids from New York and New Jersey. Regardless, I've met amazing people and professors at Tulane while living in one of the most unbelievable cities in the world. Lucky me!
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 months ago
I absolutely love the fact that in college you get to choose what classes you take. Tulane has broad requirements that you have to complete, but a large variety of classes fit these requirements. Being able to study what you're passionate about makes school so much more interesting--I strongly recommend coming to college to learn about something you love, not just to get a job someday.

I'm a liberal arts major, so there's a lot of reading involved. The best advice I received coming to college was to pick and choose what readings you do, which is easy to do once you feel out the class and professor and figure out what's essential to complete. Otherwise, skimming/finding a summary is okay. I've never felt like the workload was unmanageable, and I'm a big procrastinator.

The registration process can be frustrating, especially when you have a later time to register and the classes you're most excited about are filled up. I'd suggest getting on as many waitlists as you need to, and keep checking back if there isn't a waitlist. Just today, I checked a small, hugely popular class that had been filled for months and there was an open spot! There are so many fascinating class options, I'm really satisfied with the course offerings.

I love to study in my room and at the PJs on Willow, but others utilize dorm common rooms, the library, the LBC, or anywhere outside because the weather is amazing.
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
I live in Butler, which is really central to everything I need--Bruff and PJs are right across the street, and my classes are a 5 minute walk. There's a laundry room a few feet from my dorm room which is really convenient! I chose Butler because I had heard bad things about the party dorms and while I go out, I wanted to come home to peace and quiet. Each freshman dorm has its pros and cons; it all depends on what you're looking for personally. I think no matter where you live you'll be fine, but perhaps have a different freshman experience depending on where you live.
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago