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Tulane University of Louisiana Overview

Tulane University of Louisiana is a private not-for-profit institution located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Tulane University of Louisiana Known For?

6,716 Full-Time Undergraduates
$35,132 Avg Cost After Aid
21% Acceptance Rate
  • Tulane has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.
  • The 4% student loan default rate at Tulane is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest degree offered at Tulane is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 63% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Tulane with a bachelor's degree make about $61,700 a year. That's 51% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Tulane to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Tulane University of Louisiana Rankings

Tulane is ranked #108 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 24 colleges in Louisiana, it is ranked at #1.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Tulane has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Tulane

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 82
Best Colleges 108
Best Colleges for Diversity 177
Best Colleges for the Money 876
Best Colleges for Veterans 907
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 1,145

Where Is Tulane University of Louisiana?

Location of Tulane University of Louisiana

Contact details for Tulane are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118-5698
Phone: 504-865-5000
Website: tulane.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TulaneU
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TulaneNews

How Do I Get Into Tulane?

You can apply to Tulane online at: https://admission.tulane.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for Tulane

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Tulane?

21% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
19% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 21%, Tulane is one of the most selective schools in the country. If the admissions department requests additional materials, be sure to submit them promptly. This could be a sign that you're on the border line of being accepted or denied.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 21%, and the acceptance rate for women is 22%.

Average Test Scores

About 19% of students accepted to Tulane submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 670 and 740. Math scores were between 660 and 750.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Tulane University of Louisiana  ( 670 to 740 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Tulane University of Louisiana  ( 660 to 750 )
200
800
Tulane received ACT scores from 81% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 31 and 35. Math scores were between 27 and 32. Composite scores were between 30 and 33.

ACT English Scores for Tulane University of Louisiana  ( 31 to 35 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Tulane University of Louisiana  ( 27 to 32 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Tulane University of Louisiana  ( 30 to 33 )
1
36

Can I Afford Tulane University of Louisiana?

$35,132 Net Price
28% Take Out Loans
3.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Tulane is $35,132. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Tulane

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,108 $22,718 $26,848 $31,733 $43,726

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Tulane, approximately 28% of students took out student loans averaging $9,544 a year. That adds up to $38,176 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Tulane is 3.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Tulane University of Louisiana Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,716 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,871 undergraduate students at Tulane, with 6,716 being full-time and 1,155 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Tulane

There are also 4,513 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,716 full-time undergraduates at Tulane, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Tulane

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Tulane University of Louisiana students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Tulane Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 327
Black or African American 270
Hispanic or Latino 436
White 4,947
International Students 383
Other Races/Ethnicities 353

Geographic Diversity

Louisiana students aren't the only ones who study at Tulane University of Louisiana. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 92 countries are represented at Tulane. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Canada.

Online Learning at Tulane University of Louisiana

674 Took All Classes Online
1,475 Took At Least One Class Online
36.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,475 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Tulane has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 17th most popular in Louisiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Tulane

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Tulane University of Louisiana was 36.5%. This is the #610 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Tulane regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Tulane majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 8%
Computer Information Systems 6%
Health Sciences & Services 34%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 15%
Legal Professions 13%
Legal Professions (Other) 86%
Other Homeland Security 15%
Public Administration & Social Service 10%
Social Work 10%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Tulane ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Tulane.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Homeland Security #4
Public Health #11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #77
Health Professions #176

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Tulane University of Louisiana Majors

In 2017-2018, Tulane University of Louisiana awarded 4,938 undergraduate degrees and 4,548 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 0 142 0
Anthropology 0 32 7 4
Applied Mathematics 0 0 196 0
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 56 67 0
Area Studies 0 19 7 4
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 8 28 0
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 11 1
Biomedical Engineering 0 34 8 2
Business Administration & Management 0 187 58 0
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 38 52 1
Chemical Engineering 0 23 2 9
Chemistry 0 8 0 7
Classical Languages & Literature 0 7 1 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 84 0 0
Computational Science 0 0 1 0
Computer Information Systems 0 10 8 0
Computer Programming 5 31 0 0
Computer Science 0 24 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 2 0 0
Dance 0 10 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 8 4 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 49 3
Economics 0 117 7 4
Engineering Physics 0 10 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 4 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 262 166 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 41 12 0
General Biology 0 33 8 20
General Business/Commerce 8 0 107 0
General English Literature 0 70 10 0
General Psychology 0 136 10 11
General Social Sciences 3 26 0 0
Genetics 0 0 13 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 8 3 3
Germanic Languages 0 3 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 24 1
Health Sciences & Services 6 25 14 0
Historic Preservation 0 0 14 0
History 0 31 3 1
Human Resource Management 6 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 8 0 0
International Business 0 47 140 0
International Relations & National Security 0 67 0 0
Law 0 0 0 174
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 77 0
Legal Research 0 0 33 3
Legal Support Services 10 8 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 15 17 2
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 9 3 2
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 48 0
Marketing 0 161 0 0
Mathematics 0 30 1 6
Medicine 0 0 0 174
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 21 0
Music 0 19 3 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 33 0 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 123 23 3
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 3 4 0 0
Nutrition Science 0 0 6 0
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 8 0
Other Health Professions 0 131 32 1
Other Homeland Security 8 39 48 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 34 1 2
Other Social Sciences 0 17 0 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 35 0
Philosophy 0 25 4 4
Physics 0 2 1 7
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 27 0
Political Science & Government 0 116 1 0
Public Health 0 0 126 6
Public Relations & Advertising 2 40 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 1 12 0 0
Real Estate Development 0 0 20 0
Religious Studies 0 3 0 0
Romance Languages 0 44 0 2
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 2 0 0
Social Work 0 0 89 14
Sociology 0 69 0 2
Statistics 0 0 4 0
Taxation 0 0 1 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 12 0 0
Total 104 4,834 3,602 946

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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