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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.



Sofia Horowitz, left, and Ashleigh Nave, right, members of the Tulane Beekeeping Club, regularly monitor the health of the bees.
Buzzing about urban beekeeping

Since its founding in 2015, the Tulane Beekeeping Club has maintained a beehive off campus. This fall marks the first time the group has been able to harvest honey from the bees.

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Emilie Redmann, a second-year student in the School of Liberal Arts, works in the stockroom of the Tulane University bookstore, filling textbook orders for arriving students.
Tulane is the No. 1 private college for part-time jobs

The Student Loan Report ranks Tulane as the top private college offering part-time, non-federal work-study jobs to students.

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For 15 years, students enrolled in summer fellowships at the Tulane National Primate Research Center have gained first-hand experience in scientific research and veterinary medicine.
Primate Center celebrates 15 years of student outreach

For 15 years, participants in summer fellowships at the Tulane National Primate Research Center have gained experience in scientific research and veterinary medicine.

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Miia Newman, who is pursuing a master’s degree in public health administration at Tulane University, is the 2017 recipient of the International Lightning Class Association Lightning Boat Grant for sailing.
Public health student harbors passion for sailing

Miia Newman, a student in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, recently participated in the Lightning North American Championship for sailing.

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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.