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There are 13,500 students at Tulane. Every last one of them has been exactly where you are right now: Wondering if Tulane is the right fit. Wondering if the programs here are what you’re looking for. And—­let’s be honest—wondering how you’re going to pay for this.

We helped them. And we’ll help you.


A 3D print, left, made from polylactic plastic slowly takes shape in the Tulane Maker Space
Fabrication station

A 3D print, left, made from polylactic plastic slowly takes shape in the Tulane Maker Space on Friday morning. Maker Space, located in a former campus machine shop on Engineering Road, is open to all Tulane affiliates with a current Tulane ID. The facility boasts 12 3D printers, two laser printers, and fully outfitted metal and wood workshops. 

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An assortment of international flags hang in the LBC for The International Association for College Admission Counseling Conference.
Major conference to highlight issues facing international students

Tulane University will welcome more than 1,400 U.S. college admission officials and high school counselors from across the globe July 10-13 for the International Association for College Admission Counseling Conference (IACAC), the largest international admission conference in the world.

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A map with green push pins in different parts of Africa, the Middle East and South America
Eight Tulane alumni, two students receive Fulbright awards

Eight Tulane University alumni and two current students have received grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to conduct independent research or work as English teaching assistants abroad in 2018–19.

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Tulane students work with students at Lafayette Academy Charter School in order to spread knowledge of and passion for Latin studies.
Latin language revived through course on Roman satire

This spring, a group of Tulane students worked to revive a Latin club at a local elementary school as part of their Roman Satire service-learning course.

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Right Here, Right Now

Want a glimpse of Tulane from where you’re sitting? Check out our social media for real-time updates from campus. We have all the usual suspects: ­ Instagram, Twitter, Facebook ­ and a bunch of others. It’s Tulane in a nutshell: Real. Live. And it probably includes something about food, because this is New Orleans and you know it’s good to live here.

Financial Aid

Last year, Tulane students received $118 million in grants and scholarships. That includes both merit aid, which you earn based on your academic performance, and need­-based aid, which you get by demonstrating financial need.

Almost every single student with a demonstrated financial need—99.3 percent—received need-based aid. On average, students with demonstrated need received more than $40,000 each. In all, 79 percent of our first-­year students were offered aid.

Want merit aid? You don’t have to do anything—all applicants are considered. If you’d like to be considered for need­-based aid, though, you must fill out a FAFSA form.

Undergraduate and Graduate Admission

Nearly half of our students are undergraduates. They’re here for the programs (we offer 70 majors and minors), they’re here for the city (The Princeton Review says we’re the #2 College City, woohoo! We think they’re only off by one.), they’re here because they’ve heard it’s great when a professor actually knows you by name (average class size: 21), they’re here because it’s easy to get away (a third of our students study abroad). Whatever their reason, we’ll help you find yours.

Our admission office works directly with undergrads. Every school at Tulane, though, sets its own graduate admission policies. If you’re coming for graduate work, reach out to those schools directly.

Average financial aid package (including gift aid, loans and work-study) awarded to 2016-17 entering first-year students with financial need: $45,312.

The Class of 2021 represents one of the most diverse and academically qualified in Tulane's history. 22 percent are students of color and five percent are international students. Seven students have a perfect ACT score, nine have a perfect SAT score and 191 never got less than an A through their high school careers.

About a third of undergraduate students study abroad. Programs range for as little as 4 week to a full year. Students can choose from more than 80 university-approved courses of study in about 30 countries.