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Tulane University of Louisiana Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Tulane University of Louisiana ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Tulane University of Louisiana Ranked?

Quality Badge

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Tulane University of Louisiana was awarded 417 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is media arts.

Overall Quality

Tulane landed the #237 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Tulane also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Louisiana ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Tulane?

Acceptance Rate

Tulane University of Louisiana has a very low acceptance rate of 11%, making it one of the most selective out of all the colleges and universities in the nation. It's probably a good idea to apply to other schools in addition to Tulane just in case you don't make the cut.

Average Test Scores

About 30% of students accepted to Tulane submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 650 and 730. Math scores were between 690 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Tulane University of Louisiana  ( 650 to 730 )

SAT Math Scores for Tulane University of Louisiana  ( 690 to 770 )
Tulane received ACT scores from 68% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 30 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for Tulane University of Louisiana  ( 30 to 33 )

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Tulane University of Louisiana Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Tulane it is much better at 8 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Tulane University of Louisiana is 64%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  64 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Tulane University of Louisiana

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 92% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Tulane University of Louisiana enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  92 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Tulane for first-time, full-time students is 75%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  75 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Tulane University of Louisiana.

Tulane University of Louisiana Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,537 undergraduates at Tulane with 7,851 being full-time and 686 being part-time.

How Much Does Tulane University of Louisiana Cost?

The overall average net price of Tulane is $37,841. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Tulane

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$23,968 $24,632 $26,168 $34,240 $44,795

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Tulane, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Tulane, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $7,913 a year. That adds up to $31,652 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Tulane is 5.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Tulane Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Tulane make about $61,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Tulane students since it is 55% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Tulane University of Louisiana

Tulane University of Louisiana is a private not-for-profit institution located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The city atmosphere of New Orleans makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for Tulane are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118-5698
Phone: 504-865-5000

Tulane University of Louisiana Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 92 majors graduated from Tulane University of Louisiana. Of these students, 2,737 received undergraduate degrees and 2,126 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Finance & Financial Management 286 $64,328
Political Science & Government 188 $31,314
Marketing 185 $47,963
Other Health Professions 182 $35,981
Business Administration & Management 180 $49,618
General Psychology 173 $31,907
Economics 126 $43,798
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 116 $20,824
Communication & Media Studies 114 $37,856
General English Literature 70 $29,141

Learn more about the majors offered at Tulane University of Louisiana along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Tulane

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 8,808 students took at least one online class at Tulane University of Louisiana. This is an increase from the 1,603 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 8,808 1,931
2018-2019 1,603 852
2017-2018 1,475 674
2016-2017 1,194 412
2015-2016 921 251

Learn more about online learning at Tulane University of Louisiana.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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