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Reviews 1318 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There are drugs. There is alcohol. A lot of people drink. However, there is not a lot of pressure to try those things and if you choose not to drink or do drugs, it is okay with everyone. I go out a lot, both house parties and college bars, and Tulane's motto seem to be "you do you". Everyone makes their own choices and when someone decides not to drink, it's never an issue. There is not much policy reinforcement regarding alcohol and most students drink in their rooms before going out. However, there has never been any serious accidents involving drinking during my years at Tulane and the Tulane Police Department (TUPD) and Tulane Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) are here to help you, not punish you.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Tulane takes some time adjusting to and even though I had some bad experiences at first, I would not want to change a thing. I feel like the "typical Tulane student" representation in the reviews is somewhat skewed because a lot of people concentrate only on the partying aspect of this school (which is unlike anything I've ever experienced and there is ALWAYS something to do, even if you're an introvert with only a few friends), Tulane has also very strong academics and hundreds of dedicated professors who want to get everyone involved and really care for their students. Although it might seem like this at times (such as Mardi Gras or Crawfest), Tulane is not a constant party, but the parties and experiences you are going to have after you're done studying are going to be unforgettable.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Tulane is the best school in state and it's definitely very well known. I have never met anyone who wouldn't have at least heard about it and Tulane's alumni network is truly impressive. It's also really easy to get help with internships or jobs and academic/career advisors are always there for you. If you need to schedule an appointment to get some advice, the wait time is almost never longer than a day or two and you're most likely to see your advisors at least a few times each semester. There's also a ton of internship and job fairs happening all the time.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Tulane, like any school, has it's problems. There isn't much diversity and people tend to be very similar. But Tulane is an amazing school that truly loves their students. Along with that, Tulane seamlessly combines social life and academic rigor to provide a great college experience and ensure success after graduation.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Tulane, as a research institute, does a great job providing job and research opportunities for everyone. And since all professors do some sort of research, almost all departments are looking for student help.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety can be an issue on every campus, but Tulane has 24/7 police patrolling campus as well as a plethora of resources for those afraid or those that are victims. Along with that, tulane has poles all around campus that you can push and a police officer will be there within two minutes. That helps a lot with feeling safe.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's a component of Tulane, but not mandatory to join and you can easily find friends without being involved.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Just like most other schools.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Tulane is an amazing school. It wasn't my top choice, but it should have been. The community is alive and supportive, everyone is happy, and it's so easy to be involved in social life, and step away to study when needed. My favorite part is that Tulane makes their best effort to seamlessly combine social life and academic rigor throughout your four years.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are a lot of great student-run groups, but the mental-health facilities need more funding so they can hire more people.

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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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