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There are 13,600 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.


Students in "Directing Actors," "Lighting and Cinematography," and "Acting for Other Media,"
Eye of Newt: A Collaborative Creation

Tulane students in the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Digital Media Production program are collaborating on a short comedy film series about a group of witches in college.

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MFA grad Justin Lee Miller, seated at left in top hat, on stage in ‘My Fair Lady.
MFA grad returns to Broadway in ‘My Fair Lady’

Tulane University School of Liberal Arts alumnus Justin Lee Miller admires the live oaks of Audubon Park. But today, he spends most of his time among the oft-mentioned lilac trees of Lincoln Center Theater’s opulent production of My Fair Lady in New York City.

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Tulane alumnus Bryan Batt has made a name for himself in Hollywood.
Bryan Batt talks show business

Actor Bryan Batt (A&S ’85) knows that a career in show business can have as many twists and turns as a carnival ride.

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he undergraduate architecture program placed at No. 16
Tulane School of Architecture programs rank among nation’s best

Tulane School of Architecture student Su Theng Poon, left, presents her work to a group of reviewers. The undergraduate architecture program placed at No. 16 and the graduate program at No. 31 in the “Most Admired Architecture Schools” category of DesignIntelligence Quarterly's annual ranking.

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Right Here, Right Now

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Financial Aid

Through our extensive merit-based and need-based scholarship programs, Tulane pays on average 40 percent of the actual cost of tuition and fees for each student.

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

More than half of our students are undergraduates. They’re here for the programs (we offer over 75 majors and minors), they’re here for the city (The Princeton Review says we’re the #1 College City, woohoo! No surprise there.), they’re here because they’ve heard it’s great when a professor actually knows you by name (small class sizes are the norm), 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.

Tulane University’s admitted first-year students for fall 2018 represent one of the most diverse and academically qualified in Tulane’s history. 38,500 students applied to Tulane this year and 17 percent were admitted. The average converted SAT score for this cohort is 1456. 22 percent are students of color. And, five percent are international students, representing 30 countries or territories, including China, India, Vietnam, South Korea, Mexico, Turkey, Canada, Ecuador, Panama and Egypt.

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.

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