Tulane University

New Orleans, Louisiana
4-year Private university


Tulane University is a private institution established in 1834 with urban setting located at New Orleans. It is ranked 40 in National Universities in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $54,820 (2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,571. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#40 in national universities
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1834
Selectivity High
Size Medium
7,871 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $54,820
Outstate Tuition Fee $54,820
Room and Board Fees $15,190
$56,200 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


26% (High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Very Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.5 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

90 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is a native language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$45,405 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$32,464 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $73,296
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
97% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline February 15
Forms to be submitted CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Deans' Honor Scholarship (DHS)
Total Worth Full Tuition
Eligibility Incoming freshmen who submit a creative project
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed Yes
Application deadline December 5
Paul Tulane Award
Total Worth Full Tuition
Eligibility Incoming freshmen, additional writing components needed
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed Yes
Application deadline December 5
Stamps Scholarship
Total Worth Full Tuition
Eligibility Incoming freshmen with leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service, and innovation capacity
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed Yes
Application deadline December 5

Other Scholarships

Athletic Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details Athletics Scholarships for student-athletes are awarded on the basis of athletics ability, and both full and partial scholarships are offered. Scholarship from the Athletics Department may also be offered to students who are not student-athletes under certain conditions.

Each year, student-athletes who are offered an Athletic Scholarship to attend Tulane for the following year must sign an official letter and agree to terms for their aid for that year. These letters should be reviewed carefully each year.
ROTC Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details ROTC Scholarships in each branch of the armed forces provide funding to cover full or partial tuition, fees, book expenses and a monthly expense allowance. Students completing this program are commissioned as officers in their respective branch of the armed forces upon graduation. Assistance to cover the room and board expenses of some ROTC scholarship recipients is provided by the Tulane Cooperative Room and Board Scholarship to undergraduate Tulane students.

Students who are offered both a Tulane merit scholarship and an ROTC scholarship must choose which scholarship is most advantageous to them. A student accepting an ROTC scholarship will forfeit Tulane merit scholarship when the ROTC scholarship is activated. However, students receiving an ROTC scholarship can receive the Tulane Cooperative Room and Board Scholarship in some cases (see more details below). In addition, students receiving a partial ROTC tuition scholarship may receive Tulane ROTC Supplemental Tuition Scholarship in the amount of 20 percent tuition or the amount of forfeit Tulane merit tuition scholarship minus the ROTC tuition scholarship, whichever is greater.

Other financial aid, including any Tulane need-based Scholarship, is recalculated in light of awarded ROTC scholarship and any Tulane scholarship made to supplement the ROTC scholarship.


7,871 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
93% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
83% Students graduate within 6 years