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Colleges / Tulane University

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate11%

About Tulane

Tulane University is a highly-ranked private university in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tulane is known for its strong academic programs, distinguished faculty, and commitment to research. The university is committed to public service and encourages community involvement.

Tulane offers students a variety of courses, programs, and opportunities to prepare them to succeed. Some of the most popular majors at Tulane include business administration, public health, psychology, biology, political science,and environmental studies. In coordination to their public service commitment, every Tulane student must complete a public service requirement.   

The Tulane campus is known for being lively and welcoming. The campus is surrounded by greenery and historic buildings. Students looking to interact with others will find the student life atmosphere at Tulane very engaging with many opportunities through student organizations, clubs, events. 

Tulane University competes against schools like Southern Methodist University and University of Central Florida at the NCAA Division I level and is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Some of the most competitive sports at the university include football, basketball, baseball, tennis, and golf. Many students also participate in intramural sports as an additional way to get involved with the athletic community. 

Did You Know? 

Tulane is dedicated to keeping the campus environmentally friendly through sustainability efforts. The Sustainability Program collaborates with students, staff, and the community to reduce the university’s environmental impact. Students can get involved through several of the university’s student sustainability organizations like the Green Club, the Sustainability Committee, becoming a Waste Warrior, and more. 

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Tulane University is a private, nonprofit university in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Tulane was founded in 1834. The university currently enrolls around 12,592 students per year, including 7,359 undergraduate students.

Tulane Acceptance Rate 2022

It is very difficult to get into Tulane. The acceptance rate at Tulane is 11%. In 2022, 31,615 students applied to Tulane and 3,621 were admitted.

Tulane University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 11%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 68%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 16%

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Tulane Campus Tours

Tulane University is located in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, near New Orleans.

If you would like to see Tulane for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 10 to New Orleans, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Tulane University and New Orleans are like without leaving home.

College Info

6823 St Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70118

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1400 - 1500


Math SAT Range

690 - 760


Reading SAT Range

680 - 750

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Tulane students is 1405. Applicants with SAT scores of 1500 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Tulane, while applicants with SAT scores between 1400 to 1500 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1400 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Tulane.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Tulane is like? There are approximately 12,592 students enrolled at Tulane, including 7,359 undergraduate students and 5,233 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 10% percent are from LA and 90% percent of students are from other states.


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