Tulane University

Undergraduate Admission

Getting Into Tulane

Admission to Tulane is extremely competitive, and evaluators look for high levels of academic and extracurricular achievement. Read below for statistics on admission rates and the academic makeup of our most recent freshman class.

The various backgrounds and experiences of Tulane's student body enhance the overall educational experience for all students. 85% of students travel from over 300 miles away to attend Tulane, and the average student travels over 900 miles, making Tulane one of the most geographically diverse schools in the country.


Incoming Freshmen
Fall 2015
Admitted 30%
Class Size 1721
Middle 50% Scores (Admitted)
SAT Composite 1950-2150
ACT Composite 30-33
Ethnic Distribution
American Indian 0.06%
Asian 3.66%
African American 3.43%
Caucasian 73.46%
Hispanic 6.39%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.12%
Multiracial 3.66%
All Students
Fall 2015
Male 43.3%
Female 56.7%
Ethnic Distribution
American Indian 0.30%
Asian 4.68%
African American 8.57%
Caucasian 71.30%
Hispanic 6.60%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.07%
Multiracial 3.04%
Other 5.44%

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Campus Photo
The first stop on every tour is Gibson Hall. Gibson is home to the Office of Admission, the President's Office, and the Registrar.

Did You Know?

Bruff Commons, Tulane’s main cafeteria, serves red beans and rice every Monday (a New Orleans tradition), and seafood gumbo and fried catfish every Friday.