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 24 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 48 foreign countries
  • Students can choose from over 70 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
  • 60 Posse students on campus by fall 2013
  • 80+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries offered
  • 24 students = average class size; 82% of classes are smaller than 30 students; 69% of classes are smaller than 20 students
  • 11:1 = student to faculty ratio
  • 97% of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or equivalent
  • Approximately 10% of Tulane students also receive a Master's Degree from Tulane within 2 years of their graduation
  • 75% of students come to Tulane from over 500 miles away
  • Over 200 student-led clubs and organizations
  • 14 fraternities & 10 sororities represented on campus
  • Division I sports, 39 active clubs sports, and several intramurals
  • 150,000 square foot Reily Recreation Center
  • 11 residence halls to house all freshman and sophomores
  • 13 different eateries on campus to grab a bite
  • Only 6 miles away from the Central Business District and French Quarter
  • Across the street from the beautiful Audubon Park
  • 68,880 community service hours logged by Tulane Undergraduates each year
  • 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?

The Rouses Supermarket on Baronne Street has a new rooftop aquaponic garden that uses technology from a company founded by two former Tulane students.