Tulane University: Narrative Description

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6823 St Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118-5669
Tel: (504)865-5000
Free: 800-873-9283
Admissions: (504)865-5731
Fax: (504)862-8715
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tulane.edu/


Independent, university, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1834. Setting: 110-acre urban campus. Endowment: $722.2 million. Total enrollment: 12,691. Faculty: 1,371 (1,099 full-time, 272 part-time). 17,572 applied, 45% were admitted. 59% from top 10% of their high school class, 75% from top quarter, 100% from top half. Full-time: 6,151 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 1,825 students, 60% women, 40% men. 70% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 9% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 16% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; engineering/engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters plus 3 summer sessions. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Xavier University of Louisiana, Loyola University New Orleans. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT Subject Tests. Required for some: SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/1 for early decision, 11/1 for early action. Notification: continuous until 4/15, 12/15 for early decision, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $39,135 includes full-time tuition ($28,900), mandatory fees ($2310), and college room and board ($7925). College room only: $4700. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1204 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 250 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: Community Action Council, Campus Programming, African-American Congress, club sports, Tsunami. Major annual events: Outreach Tulane (Community Service Day for Freshmen), Student Activities Expo, Spring Arts Festival. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, on and off-campus shuttle service, crime prevention programs, lighted pathways. College housing designed to accommodate 3,385 students; 5,184 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Howard Tilton Memorial Library plus 8 others with 2.3 million books, 2.6 million microform titles, 15,499 serials, 94,404 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 592 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Year-round New Orleans offers festivals and jazz bands, symphonies and operas, Broadway shows and concerts. But the City that Care Forgot also blends its unique French and Spanish heritage to offer quiet entertainment in museums, galleries, quaint restaurants or strolls through the European ambiance of the French Quarter. The 1.3 million people living in the metropolitan area succeed as well in running Louisiana's business, banking, judicial and cultural capital. Many students find the city to be as much a place of learning and intellectual challenge as the classroom. Moderate temperatures can be enjoyed year-round. New Orleans is one of the greatest distributing points in the South, and one of the largest ports in the United States; it is a marketing center for cotton, oil, salt, sulfur, natural gas, agricultural and forest products. Good transportation facilities are available. This is a paradise for those who fish or hunt. Since the city is a tourist attraction, there are many recreational facilities and community services available. Work opportunities are available for students.

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