Tulane University

Undergraduate Admission

Tulane at a Glance

Tulane offers its students endless opportunities while providing a singular experience found nowhere else in the world. These are just some of the characteristics defining our unique institution:

  • Ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a university with “very high research activity;” of more than 4,300 higher educational institutions rated by the foundation, Tulane remains in a prestigious category that includes only 2% of universities nationwide
  • 1 of only 25 private institutions with membership in both the Association of American Universities (AAU) and to have the above designation by the Carnegie Foundation
  • Rated by The Princeton Review in 3 categories: Best College City (#4), Best Quality of Life (#12), and Happiest Students (#4)
  • Approximately 1,640 students make up the 2013 incoming class; check out the freshman profile
  • "Non sibi, sed suis," = “Not for one’s self, but for one’s own” = Tulane's motto
  • 6,500 total undergraduates come from 50 states and 58 foreign countries
  • Students can choose from over 75 different majors within 5 undergraduate schools
  • Tulane boasts almost 30 libraries & research centers containing 2,200,000 books and 14,000 periodicals
  • 60+ TIDES (Tulane Interdisciplinary Experience Seminar) topics available
  • 70 Posse students on campus by Fall 2014
  • 110+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries offered
  • Average class size of 22 students; 83% of classes are smaller than 30 students; 70% of classes are smaller than 20 students
  • 9:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 93% of full-time faculty hold a terminal degree in their field
  • 85% of students come to Tulane from over 300 miles away
  • Over 200 student-led clubs and organizations
  • 12 fraternities & 13 sororities represented on campus
  • Division I Athletics, 34 club sports, and 24 intramural sports
  • 156,000 square-foot Reily Student Recreation Center
  • 14 residence halls to house all freshman and sophomores
  • Over 15 different eateries on campus to grab a bite
  • Only 4 miles away from the Central Business District and French Quarter
  • Across the street from beautiful Audubon Park
  • 780,347 community service hours logged by the Tulane community
  • 37 Tulane alumni chapters nationwide participating in externships
  • 100,000+ job listings posted at Tulane’s Career Services Center
  • Mission Statement: Tulane’s purpose is to create, communicate, and conserve knowledge in order to enrich the capacity of individuals, organizations, and communities to think, to learn, and to act and lead with integrity and wisdom
Class on the Quad
Tulane's campus is spread across 130 acres.

Did You Know?

In 2006, Tulane hosted an on-campus red carpet premiere of “All the King’s Men.”  Jude Law, Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini, and Patricia Clarkson were among the stars who attended.