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Colleges / Tulane University

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA 4-Year Private

About Tulane

Tulane University is a private, nonprofit school located in the urban setting of New Orleans, LA

Founded in 1834, the institution currently enrolls around 13,090 students a year, including 7,700 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Tulane's endowment was valued at $1,794,694,000 in 2021. For each full-time student, Tulane spends about $28,810.

2021 Admissions Facts About Tulane

Acceptance rate: 11%

Average GPA: 3.55

Mean ACT score: 32

Mean SAT score: 1405

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: November 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 1

What's the acceptance rate at Tulane University in 2021?

It is very difficult to get into Tulane University. Tulane accepts around 11 percent of applicants each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.55 on a 4.0 scale. The mean composite SAT score is 1405. The mean ACT scores is 32.

In 2021, 12,813 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Tulane a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

About 92 percent of students who start at Tulane return for their second year of college. Out of the 1,647 students who started at Tulane as first-time freshman, 1,260 graduate within four years.

Tulane's six-year graduation for undergrads is 86 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 44 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $48,500 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $34,529 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Tulane sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Tulane a good school for YOU?

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The deadline to apply to Tulane for Fall 2022 is November 1. All applicants will be notified by April 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about Tulane in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for more schools that might be a good fit for you.

College Info

6823 St Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70118-5669

Campus Setting: Urban

Tulane Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Tulane is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Tulane is Apr 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Tulane ACT Scores


ACT Range

31 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above


31 to 33


31 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Tulane is 32. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into Tulane. Students with an ACT score that falls between 31 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 31 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Tulane SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1370 - 1480


Math SAT Range

700 - 770


Reading SAT Range

660 - 750

Tulane Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Tulane is like? There are approximately 11,913 students enrolled at Tulane, including 6,968 undergraduate students and 4,945 graduate students. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 20% percent are from LA and 80% percent of students are from other states.


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Part Time


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