Tulane is a private, comprehensive university. Founded in 1834, it adopted coeducation in 1886. With more than 6,000 full-time undergraduate students in five divisions, the school offers the personal attention and teaching excellence traditionally associated with a liberal arts college, together with the facilities and interdisciplinary resources found only at major research universities. Both qualities are complemented by the exciting, historic setting of New Orleans, America's most interesting city. Programs are offered through the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tulane, Newcomb, and University Colleges, the A.B. Freeman School of Business, and the Schools of Architecture, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Social Work, and Public Health and Tropical Medicine. The school reports, "Senior faculty regularly teach introductory and lower-level courses, and 74 percent of the classes have 25 or fewer students. The close student-teacher relationship pays off. Tulane graduates are among the country's most likely to be selected for several prestigious fellowships that support graduate study abroad." Its 110-acre campus is located four miles from downtown New Orleans.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
7,700
Undergraduates
2,996
Men - 38.9%
4,705
Women - 61.1%
5,390
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
11% of 43,892 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.55
SAT Math
720 average
690-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
686 average
650-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32 average
30-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$77,664
Tuition and Fees
$58,852
Room and Board
$16,232
Average Percent of Need Met
95%
Average Freshman Award
$49,711
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,529
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
804
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
21%
10-19
41%
20-29
16%
30-39
11%
40-49
6%
50-99
5%
Over 100
1%
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New Orleans Population
369,250
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
42% of all students
Mascot
Riptide (Pelican)
Sororities
51% of women participate
Fraternities
22% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
5.7%
Black/African-American
4.9%
Hispanic/Latino
8.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.2%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
75.5%
Unknown
1%
International Students
5.2% from 51 countries
First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
76.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
44%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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