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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.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have pretty great facilities, but nobody really cares about sports too much here at all. I went to both the opening & homecoming games & hardly anyone stayed past the first quarter both times. Not a very athletically-centered school at all.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Tulane really is the best. If you're looking for a school with great academics & an unbeatable party scene, this school is for you.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: There have been some great things at Tulane, and some disappointing ones. I am transferring to another school for the fall-I had some excellent classes, had a few very close friends and I love, love New Orleans. I did not feel that I was a good fit for the community here-and I did not get the kind of intellectual discussions I was hoping for in classes or with other students.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have fallen in love with many of my professors at Tulane University. They are so passionate and engaging and FUN. New Orleans helps bring the best.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Opportunities for internships and work after college is great because of all the networking and connections.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: New Orleans is incredibly dangerous and students have to remember that.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Its New Orleans, so theres mold everywhere. Some dorms are way nicer than others (by a long shot).

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: For me, sorority life was not something I needed. Nonetheless, I still greatly appreciate Greek life on campus and talk to people from nearly every fraternity and sorority.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: Tulane is not a school one should go to if they enjoy going to excellent sporting games. Besides baseball. We're ok at baseball.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: 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!

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Tulane is the place to be

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.

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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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