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Admission & Aid

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.



Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson, right, presides over the swearing-in ceremony for 50 third-year law students to work in the Tulane Law School's in-house clinics.
Law students practice through in-house clinics

Tulane Law School has five clinics where students can learn the ropes. Under Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XX, students are permitted to practice law under the supervision of a licensed attorney upon taking an oath and meeting other requirements.

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Formerly the animal facility laboratory supervisor at the Africa Health Research Institute in Durban, South Africa, Chivonne Moodley is now joining a Tulane University tuberculosis research team.
Journey begins for new Fulbright scholars at Tulane

Chivonne Moodley was working as the animal facility laboratory supervisor at the Africa Health Research Institute in the coastal city of Durban, South Africa, when she received an invitation that would change the course of her career.

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This week, Dining Services introduced the OZZI reusable container program — an initiative to reduce waste caused by disposable food containers — to Al Fuego, Wall of Greens and Zatarain’s in the Lavin-Bernick Center Food Court.
OZZI comes to the Lavin-Bernick Center

Tulane University Dining Services introduced the OZZI reusable container program this week to help reduce waste caused by disposable food containers.

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Inspired by the Tulane Arts in Medicine Program, Sami Lapayowker envisioned and executed an idea that would help funnel more volunteers to the program.
Student proves that volunteering is contagious

Inspired by the Tulane Arts in Medicine program, Sami Lapayowker envisioned and created the Tulane Hillel Art Therapy program to help funnel more volunteers to the cause. Volunteers conduct arts-related workshops, activities and performances for patients and staff at Tulane-Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children.

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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.