See what students say:


Tulane University, located in the heart of New Orleans, is an institution where “academics are rigorous” and which “encourages exploration, trying new things … and learn[ing] from people who are different from you.” Attending students benefit from a myriad of research opportunities—“it’s very easy to get into a lab or other research through relationships with professors,” says a student—as well as an “extensive alumni network.” They’re also quick to taut the academic flexibility which lets undergrads “explore [all] possible majors and minors.” This is largely due to the fact that all students “are admitted into every school at Tulane” so everyone has access to the business, science and engineering, liberal arts, public health, and architecture programs in equal measure. When it comes to specific disciplines, a few individuals note that “the Public Health Program is incredible.” And some students make a point of highlighting the Business School’s “high rate of job placement.” Overall, undergrads find their professors “extremely knowledgeable,” “really passionate,” and “incredibly accomplished.” Additionally, “most of them have had … careers outside the classroom [that] bring the lessons to life.” But perhaps their “greatest strength is their commitment to working with students.” As this undergrad illustrates, “Office hours are easy, and all of my professors are willing and even eager to meet when I reach out for help.”

Student Body

Tulane undergrads admit that the majority of their “peers are … white, upper-class individuals” who primarily hail “from the Northeast, Chicago, and the West Coast.” Fortunately, these same classmates have proven themselves to be “extremely open minded and some of the most accepting and kind people [you’ll] ever [meet].” Of course, it probably doesn’t hurt that many are also rather quick to adopt that “Southern hospitality mentality.” Moreover, a vast number are “excited to learn” and “eager to get involved on campus.” And they tend to be “enthusiastic, spontaneous, intellectual, curious, [and] exciting.” But perhaps what really unites these undergrads is their desire to “pick each other up and work together to make the world a better place.” Indeed, Tulane students “would [prefer to] pull someone up with them to get ahead rather than stepping on the shoulders of others.” As one undergrad adds, “We are not a competitive student body; we collaborate because we want to see each other succeed.” That attitude makes it easy to understand the “positive vibe” permeating the campus and the fact that, ultimately, students find that those “at Tulane are overall really happy.”

Campus Life

Due to the intensity of their coursework, most students spend the majority of their week hitting the books at one of the “great study spots” around campus. But when these dedicated scholars need a break, there are plenty of events and activities to enjoy. For example, students can take advantage of everything from “community service projects [to] art shows.” And they have the opportunity of “attending guest lectures with friends” as well as “student theatrical [and] dance performances or … cultural demonstrations” presented by various departments. Many undergrads here are also rather active and health conscious. Therefore, a large number of “students exercise at the athletic center, run around campus or Audubon Park, or play sports in their free time.” Nevertheless, “once Thursday rolls around, students are ready to go out.” As one undergrad explains, “Bars around campus are [frequented] throughout the late week and into the weekend. [Additionally,] frat parties are typically thrown on the weekends and attendance is high.” Not surprisingly, the city of New Orleans itself is also a big draw. A good number of students spend their free time exploring “all of the different music and food festivals that are constantly happening.” And they are quick to note that “there are [an] infinite number of restaurants to try, jazz concerts to attend, [and] neighborhoods to explore.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Office of Undergraduate Admission
210 Gibson Hall
New Orleans, LA 701185680



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Amistad Research Center
Newcomb Art Gallery
Reily Recreation Center
Howard Tilton Memorial Library
Yulman Stadium

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Audubon Zoo
City Park and The New Orleans Museum of Art
St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street Cars
Aquarium of Americas
National WWII Museum
French Quarter Mississippi River

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 2 tours daily; Sat 1 tour (Fall only)
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

variable; contact Admission Office

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

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Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

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Types of Transportation Available to Campus
New Orleans International Airport is 15 miles from campus. Airport Shuttle Service, taxis, and rental cars are available for the trip from airport to campus. Amtrak trains and Greyhound/Trailways buses serve New Orleans. Taxis are available for the ride from the terminal to campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Heading east on I-10, follow signs to the Central Business District as you approach downtown New Orleans. Take the Carrollton Ave. exit. Turn left at St. Charles Avenue. The university is located across the street from Audubon Park. The admissions office is located in Gibson Hall, the administration building. If you are heading west on I-10, follow the signs to Hwy. 90 Business. Exit at St. Charles Ave./Carondelet St. (do not cross the bridge). At the second traffic light, make a right onto St. Charles Ave. Follow St. Charles for 4 miles; Tulane and Gibson Hall will be on your right

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Applicants: 38,816
Acceptance Rate: 17%
Average HS GPA: 3.56



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