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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.



Tulane rises to 39th spot in latest U.S. News Best Colleges rankings

Tulane University rose to No. 39 in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings — its highest placement in more than 16 years.

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Tulane among best colleges for food in America

Eighty colleges were ranked based on accessibility, service, education and events. Tulane University is listed as No. 58.

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Get to know the Class of 2020

The Tulane University Class of 2020 is already making waves as the largest first-year class ever. It is made up of 1,849 students — 100 more than last year's record-setting class.

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Class of 2020 receives New Orleans-style welcome

During the annual President's Convocation for New Students Saturday (Aug. 27), Tulane President Mike Fitts challenged the class to step outside their comfort zone.

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Right Here, Right Now

Want a glimpse of Tulane from where you’re sitting? Head to our social media hub, TruTU, to see videos, catch up on our feeds (All the usual suspects: ­ Instagram, Twitter, Facebook ­ and a bunch of others), and read some blog posts. You can tune in for a virtual tour, too. 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 awarded to 2015-16 entering first-year students with financial need: $40,563

More than 1,700 first-year students entered Tulane in fall 2015. It's largest class ever.

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.