Class of 2017 Profile
Tulane received 10,134 AMCAS applications this year for a class of 197 students. The incoming class’s MCAT score average was 33 and their overall undergraduate GPA was 3.51 with ages ranging from 20 to 54 years.
Thirty six states as well as Canada are represented with California, Louisiana, New York, Massachusetts, Illinois and Florida having the greatest numbers. Eighty nine colleges and universities are represented in this year’s Class with Tulane, UC Berkeley, Cornell, and Notre Dame positioned at the top of the list.
Some class members already possess an advanced degree including 22 with a Masters of Science, 2 with a Masters of Public Health, 1 with a Masters of Art, 1 with a M.S.E and 1 with a PhD in liberal arts. The top seven majors were biology, psychology, neuroscience, biochemistry, biomed engineering, cellular and molecular biology and anthropology. Other majors include public health, philosophy, history, English and physics. Non-science majors make up 43% of the Class compared to 57% of those who are science majors.
We have a former member of the Ohio Wesleyan University equestrian team, a Dartmouth Women’s ultimate Frisbee team member and a member of the Cal Boxing club. Many members of the Class played varsity sports including rowing, basketball, swimming, rugby, crew and golf. Other sports represented include ice hockey, water polo, javelin, billiards and wrestling. In the arts, students have participated in improvisational theater, photography, dance, singing/songwriting, orchestra and glass blowing.
Musical instruments played include keyboards, violin, saxophone, piano, drums, flute, guitar, viola, oboe, cello, English horn and trumpet. We have a member of the first violin section of Dartmouth Symphonic Orchestra, a classically trained trumpet player, and a member of the “By the Real Sea” indie-folk rock band.
For leisure time members of the Class of 2017 enjoy oriental art, snowboarding, cooking, tennis, sailing, backpacking and hiking. One student was the founder of Chiasma, USC’s Science-inspired art magazine, while another is a published illustrator. The co-founder of the Teddy Bear Project is a member of the Class as well as the founder of the Lazy Lemons Band. We have 5 Eagle Scouts, 6 former Peace Corps volunteers, 17 AmeriCorps volunteers and 3 Teach for America volunteers. Sixty two students have gone abroad to do community service or work/travel.
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