New Orleans, LA
Tulane University of Louisiana


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Recent Reviews

Lisa
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Tulane is located in one of the most unique, amazing cities in the US. There is no other culture that can compare with that.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Tulane is located in one of the most unique, amazing cities in the US. There is no other culture that can compare with that.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Breaking out of your shell is the most rewarding thing in the world. Instead of staying where you feel comfortable, open yourself up to the opportunities that may present themselves as you branch out. Friendliness and kindness go a long way in the world today. It helps you make amazing, lasting frienships, or at the very least, makes your college experience more enjoyable. You will disagree with your roommate about something. However, working through it will only make you a stronger, more confident person. Strive for your best, and only YOUR best. College is a very competitive place, but don't be discouraged if you're not top of the class. Everyone achieves success differently and works at different paces. You cannot compare your level of achievement to anyone elses if it is the best work you are capable of. Above all, remember to be nothing more than yourself. You command the most respect from people when you are true and genuine.

What's unique about your campus?

Tulane has a very fun atmosphere. There is always something exciting happening for students to participate in.

Jonathan
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Elitist, Business Oriented, and Jewish. Located in an amazing part of New Orleans, however the culture of the school itself ...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Elitist, Business Oriented, and Jewish. Located in an amazing part of New Orleans, however the culture of the school itself is anything but the easy going attitude of New Orleans.

Describe the students at your school.

JAPPY Priviledged girls from Long Island.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!! Investigate what scholarships are available through your university and any other external sources. I never considered how much my student loans would impact my life until Wells Fargo was sapping me dry during the deepest part of the recession. Each dollar you borrow for college, you will have to pay back $1.50 later, when you need it the most. Network. Not just socially; professionally. Find out what community you would like to be a part of after college, and insert yourself into it during college. Those connections will not be at your disposal after you graduate, and there's no way to turn back time. Keep a mindful eye on your deadlines. Partying is awesome, so party your freakin FACE OFF! (I had that one covered as an undergrad) But also know when NOT to party: When you're ill, when you have an exam the next day, when you should be meeting for a group project, etc. There is plenty of tme for partying, and 95% of the time it's a GO. Take advantage of career services, free campus events, and student employment. Kick ass buddy, I know you can do it!

Ilana
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think the academics are great, and the location makes sure you never get bored.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think the academics are great, and the location makes sure you never get bored.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Greek life is pretty popular as well as separate major oriented fraternities. In addition club sports and big sporting events are popular as well.

Describe the students at your school.

There's all different types of people, but for the most part everyone is down to earth and willing to say hello.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

Work hard play hard kind of students. This is very accurate.

Patrick
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Awesome - i often find myself thinking i go to the best school in the country for undergrad. really its all because New Orlea...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Awesome - i often find myself thinking i go to the best school in the country for undergrad. really its all because New Orleans is so unique.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

TUCP - brings bands to campus - last year we had Snoop Dogg and this year it was Ben Folds

Describe the students at your school.

passionate about whatever they do. and kinda goofy but fun and nice.

What are the academics like at your school?

harderish - but not really that bad. i study very little but i have always been that way, and then i have friends who study every day.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

There is a little bit of everything at Tulane. Most kids are super friendly, but the stereotype would probably be rich white kids. This is kinda accurate, but all in all they student body works hard and plays hard. 25% of the Undergrads do greek, alot of people are involved in clubs around school, and music is the main entertainment to get off campus for.

Sarah
What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

The typical stereotype at Tulane University is that the student body is full of rich kids and also a majority of Jewish kids....

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

The typical stereotype at Tulane University is that the student body is full of rich kids and also a majority of Jewish kids. Sometimes the university is referred to as Jewlane. While there area large number of financially blessed students and a large number of Jewish students, I'd say there's also a significant number of students here by scholarship. Financial status does not matter once you are here, and almost everyone here is involved with on-campus jobs to help pay for school. Also, Tulane has a large number of religious organizations of all kinds. And anybody could get involved, even if they aren't religious. The activities are endless. Also, the first question people tend to ask when hearing a student goes to Tulane is "Oh, you must be smart, huh?". While it is true that you have to had succeeded academically to get into Tulane, the student body is certainly not made up of the typical 'geeks'.

Morgan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love being at Tulane. I immensely enjoy being in the city of New Orleans and I feel a sense of community and be...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love being at Tulane. I immensely enjoy being in the city of New Orleans and I feel a sense of community and belonging not only to the school but to the city as a whole. I find that Tulane is just the right size. It seems like a fairly small school, but this breeds a sense of community throughout the student body without making students feel restricted in the way they spend their time and in who they spend their time with. There is never a shortage of on campus or off campus events, and the culture in New Orleans is one that enables students to engage in a variety of activities and it ensures a unique experience for everyone willing to open themselves up to new ideas.

Why did you decide to go to this school?

I loved Tulane from the moment I first saw it. My cousin took me around campus and gave me a tour and I was amazed at the beauty of the campus and at the surrounding city. I scheduled an official tour and found out about the amazing academic standards of the university as well as the numerous community service opportunities offered by Tulane and the student groups within it. Quite a few of the programs offers 4 +1 programs, in which you are able to receive a bachelors and masters degree in only 5 years. Also, Tulane offers significant financial aid to those who need it which for me was a no-brainer. I loved the school and I loved the city and together they provide an unforgettable college experience.

What are the academics like at your school?

In terms of academics, Tulane holds its students to standards equivalent to those in ivy league schools. The courses are rigorous, but not impossible to pass. Professors are always willing to help students who have difficulty grasping specific concepts, and if students need additional help, there is a free tutoring center on campus. Most of the classes I have taken have had approximately 30 students each, but I have also taken a few large lecture classes (100-200 students), but I have never felt as through a professor was not available to answer questions and to address any concerns I have had about course material. In my time here, I have taken classes I never thought would capture my attention, and have actually decided to declare a second major. I have accomplished things here academically that I never thought possible, such as sustaining a high GPA and doubling my workload purely because I enjoy the academic environment at Tulane.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

A lot of people stereotype Tulane as being a predominantly Jewish school (jokingly nicknamed "Jewlane") and, as much as I don't like to perpetuate stereotypes, this one is pretty accurate. However, I found out that the reason has some pretty interesting historical roots. I learned that during WWII, there was some pretty significant discrimination of Jewish Americans, even in our own country, and that Tulane was one of the few places that served as a safe haven for those of Jewish descent who were often not welcomed in other areas of our nation.

Yonatan
What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

Tulane students are most often stereotyped as rich white kids from up north who want to go to New Orleans and party it up all...

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

Tulane students are most often stereotyped as rich white kids from up north who want to go to New Orleans and party it up all the time. While it is true that there are many entitled partiers and frat kids, the majority of the student body is unified by values other than copious amounts of alcohol. More important than partying, most Tulane students are kids with a heart who are attracted to New Orleans either because of its culture, music, romance, or overall charm, and because they know that the surrounding community is one which is still recovering from one of the worst natural disasters to hit the US in the past decade. I would argue that a more accurate stereotype of Tulane students would be friends and compassionate. You don't go to Tulane unless you are willing to help rebuild New Orleans.

Alex
What are the most popular student activities/groups?

About 1/3 of all undergrads are involved in Greek life. The dating scene here is primarily hook up based as opposed to long ...

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

About 1/3 of all undergrads are involved in Greek life. The dating scene here is primarily hook up based as opposed to long term relationships. Athletics are not popular here, mostly because our teams are not that good, so I would urge anyone looking for a division one school to really look elsewhere. Partying is a big thing here. The city itself lends well to that atmosphere. Getting alcohol is never a problem and going to bars is what people do almost every day.

Describe the students at your school.

The school is predominately white. Outside of that it consists of an even mix of Asian and African-Americans. There is a strong LGBT presence on campus, and it is widely accepted (I have friends that are LGBT, so I know about the social aspects of that part of campus life). There is a really strong Jewish presence on campus, but it's not felt unless you actively go to be part of it. Students tend to be from more well off families, but there are those that could not otherwise come to this school if it weren't for very generous scholarships. Most students are from the northeast, but there is also a large pull from FL, TX, LA, and CA. The rest of the student body is greatly varied. As far as politics are concerned, most students lean conservative, especially when considering a college campus. However, there is also a louder left voice on campus, but the numbers don't seem to be on their side. Students are very concerned with how much they'll earn one day. If they aren't, that means they have some goals in life to be more of a non-profit social change maker. That is one type that is also very common on campus.

What are the academics like at your school?

The academics vary greatly by major. Most kids are ok with not doing a lot of work until a test comes along, and then, depending on the class, may only need a night to study or at most a few days. Besides the general science classes that every Pre-med student needs to take, classes are decently small. I'm a triple major (it's not that uncommon) in Political Economy, German, and International Relations with a minor in Philosophy. The political economy major is my primary one, and my experience with everyone inside it has been amazing. All the professors really know and like to teach the subject. That makes being in class much more tolerable (which when you get to pick all your classes is a really important aspect).

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

The main stereotype is rich, white kids, primarily from the northeast. This demographic definitely is felt most widely on campus, as money does help move things in college life. There are however many students that don't fit this stereotype, but they are less likely to be found out partying as much as some students can afford to. Frat and sorority types are very common on campus.

Lee
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to definitely try and work on my time management skills.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to definitely try and work on my time management skills.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The WiFi connection is very inconsistent.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who likes academically challenging classes, but also likes to party it up in a city unlike any other.

Jesse
What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

You'll definitely notice people from the Jewish community. It hasn't been nicknamed "Jewlane" for nothing. About a quarter of...

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

You'll definitely notice people from the Jewish community. It hasn't been nicknamed "Jewlane" for nothing. About a quarter of Tulanians are Jewish, and they range from Orthodox to non-practicing. Second, you'll notice plenty of frat kids, as Greek life thrives in the Big Easy. In general, there will be plenty of nerds, since Tulane's a private research university with a decent science program. All in all, however, Tulane is actually very diverse, and "Jewlane" is pretty inaccurate.

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