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Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
Newcomb Quad on Tulane's Uptown campus credit: Infrogmation of New Orleans
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
6,487 Undergraduates
26% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: South
Size: Small
Doctoral
Tulane University of Louisiana
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana
70118-5698
(504) 865-5000
tulane.edu

Tulane University, a private university in New Orleans, Louisiana, is one of the top 40 colleges in the United States. In 1884, wealthy businessman Paul Tulane established the university by donating more than $1 million in land, cash and securities for the purpose of “the promotion and encouragement of intellectual, moral and industrial education.” Two years later, the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College for women was founded as well. The campus sits on 110 acres of land. Two Nobel Laureates, 23 Marshall Scholars, 155 Fulbright Scholars, 18 Rhodes Scholars and 12 Truman Scholars have been affiliated with Tulane. Notable alumni include Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, politician Lindy Boggs, Former Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Lisa P. Jackson, football running back Matt Forte and talk show host Jerry Springer. The school’s motto is “Non Sibi Sed Suis” or “Not for oneself, but for one's own.” The school’s colors are sky blue and olive and its mascot is Riptide the Pelican. Its sporting affiliations are NCAA Division I – FBS The American, and the women’s basketball team has won numerous conferences. Varsity sports offered are men’s baseball, basketball, football and cross country, and women’s basketball, beach volleyball, bowling and cross country.

Location

New Orleans is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Louisiana. With an estimated population of 393,292 in 2017, it is the most populous city in Louisiana. A major port, New Orleans is considered an economic and commercial hub for the broader Gulf Coast region of the United States. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

87

restaurants score

Students
42%

Men

58%

Women

24

Average Age of Entering Students

98%

Live On Campus

82

New Transfer Students

Admissions
26%

Acceptance Rate

23%

Enrollment Yield

1240-1410

SAT Range

32,006

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$32,515

Typical Cost

$52,960

Average Tuition

72%

Recieve Financial Aid

91%

Have Loans

$20,472

Median Debt

Academics
8.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Finance

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 200 on campus

Greek Life:

Important, 42 percent of students participate

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

American Athletic Conference

Basketball Conference:

American Athletic Conference

Track & Field Conference:

American Athletic Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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