Class of 2016 Profile
Tulane typically receives 10,000 AMCAS applications each year for a class of 188 students. This year the incoming class attained the highest MCAT score ever – 33.3. The overall undergraduate GPA was 3.4, and the average age of the Class is 25 (range 21-42).
Thirty three states are represented with California, Louisiana, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Maryland and Colorado having the greatest numbers. Three students are from Canada, Jordan, and Uganda. Over 101 colleges and universities are represented in this year’s Class with Tulane, Emory, UC Berkeley, Cornell, Duke, Boston College, Colgate, Princeton and Vanderbilt positioned at the top of the list.
Thirty seven class members have Masters of Arts, Science, Public Health or Science in Engineering degrees. The top six majors were biology, neuroscience, economics, biochemistry, psychology, and English. Other majors include dance, anthropology, history, religion, and music. Thirty percent of students were non-science majors as compared to 70% science majors.
We have former members of the Illinois and Tufts sailing teams as well as skydivers, a person selected by the Tampa Bay Rays to play major league baseball, a former cheerleader at Georgetown University, a shot put thrower, and a middle linebacker for the University of Miami football team. Many members of the Class played varsity sports including crew, basketball, wrestling, swimming, rugby, and golf. Other sports represented include ice hockey, water polo, javelin, billiards, and boxing. In the arts, students have participated in improvisational theater, dance troupes, a capella choirs, orchestras and bands. One specializes in home brewing!
Musical instruments played include keyboards, violin, saxophone, piano, drums, flute, guitar, viola, oboe, cello, English horn, trumpet, and bagpipes. We have a first chair oboist from the Rhodes Orchestra, member of the Brian Boru Irish Bagpipe Band, concert master for the Musica Dolce String Ensemble of New England, and a cellist with the Berkeley College Orchestra. We also have a former violinist in the Princeton University Orchestra, a writer for Gambit Weekly newspaper, and an editorial assistant for Trump World magazine.
For leisure time members of the Class of 2016 enjoy oriental art, growing vegetable gardens, cooking, tennis, sailing, backpacking and hiking. One was a member of the Colby College Chess Club; another is an amateur astronomer. One member of the class was in charge of 100 incoming basic cadets as a U.S. Air Force Academy Commander. We have six Eagle Scouts, 5 former Peace Corps volunteers, 13 Americorps volunteers, and 8 Teach for America volunteers. Seventy seven students have gone abroad to do community service or work/travel.
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