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Tulane University of Louisiana Data & Information Overview

444 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
10% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Tulane University of Louisiana Ranked?

#78 Best Colleges in Nation
#1 Best Colleges in LA
Marketing Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

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Tulane University of Louisiana was awarded 444 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is marketing.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Tulane as #78 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Tulane held the #119 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

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

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Is It Hard to Get Into Tulane?

10% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
15% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Tulane University of Louisiana has a very low acceptance rate of 10%, 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 15% 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 680 and 740. Math scores were between 680 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Tulane University of Louisiana  ( 680 to 740 )

SAT Math Scores for Tulane University of Louisiana  ( 680 to 770 )
Tulane received ACT scores from 41% 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

8 to 1 Student to Faculty
67% Full Time Teachers

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 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Tulane University of Louisiana

94% Freshmen Retention
77% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 94% 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  94 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Tulane the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 77%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  77 out of 100

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

Tulane University of Louisiana Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,851 Full-Time Undergraduates
22.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
60.9% Percent Women

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?

$39,749 Net Price
27% Take Out Loans
$31,112 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Tulane is $39,749. 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 +
$12,456 $13,380 $25,322 $36,899 $50,469

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 27% of students took out student loans averaging $7,778 a year. That adds up to $31,112 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Tulane is 3.1%. 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?

$56,999 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Tulane with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $56,999 in their early years. This is good news for future Tulane graduates since it is 34% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Tulane University of Louisiana make the most money.

Location of Tulane University of Louisiana

Louisiana State
7,851 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
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

92 Majors With Completions
2,993 Undergraduate Degrees
2,292 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 92 majors graduated from Tulane University of Louisiana. Of these students, 2,993 received undergraduate degrees and 2,292 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 267 $64,364
Business Administration & Management 213 $42,772
General Psychology 185 $32,229
Other Health Professions 185 $28,918
Political Science & Government 177 $30,254
Marketing 177 $49,300
Economics 173 $40,619
Communication & Media Studies 149 $39,771
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 137 $20,307
Anthropology 126 NA

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

40% Take At Least One Class Online
12% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 5,582 students took at least one online class at Tulane University of Louisiana. This is a decrease from the 8,808 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 5,582 1,753
2019-2020 8,808 1,931
2018-2019 1,603 852
2017-2018 1,475 674
2016-2017 1,194 412

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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