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Tulane University of Louisiana


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Clifford
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing is probably the other people. Everyone seems eager to meet new faces, and every student also becomes possessed...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing is probably the other people. Everyone seems eager to meet new faces, and every student also becomes possessed with a pervasive happiness. The things I would change are probably specific to my own experience, but if I had to generalize I would say that the administration seems to go for shiny technologies that are of questionable worth. Also, I have not personally had any problems with the science department, but I have heard from many sources that those teachers tend to delegate far too much to inexperienced teaching assistants. Most people react favorably when I tell them Tulane, or at least they seem aware that it is located in New Orleans, and then they respond positively to the city. There is certainly an uptown Tulane bubble, but downtown is always only a direct streetcar ride away. School pride has increased recently as the basketball team has become the success of our sports program. Controversy arose a couple years ago as to the status of workers in the cafeteria and in other buildings, and took the form of protest-minded students siding with the workers against Sodexo, the company which employs all of the workers. The most frequent student complaints are probably against the quality of food in the dining hall, but as a senior who has had to cook for himself, those students are perhaps in for a surprise when their meals become self-cooked.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

The most popular organization is probably TUCP, or campus programming, who procures musical guests and other events. A great source of school spirit is these events and concerts, moreso than sports teams, although they too draw many spectators. Club sports are a big draw, and fraternities usually compete in these for bragging rights and an excuse to throw victory parties. Personally, although I attend the basketball games frequently because I know some of the players, I am more involved with WTUL, or Tulane radio. There is an abundance of musical diversions, both affiliated with the school and elsewhere, because the city places a high value on music of all kinds. If I am awake on a Tuesday, I could be out at a bar, studying, talking with friends, watching a movie projected on the quad, or any number of diverse things; the night hours are just as good as day ones! Fraternities and Sororities are very important to those who are in them, but they are not universal by any means. People party very frequently, every night except sunday and monday, and maybe these if there is a good football game on. If you don't want to drink on a Saturday night, you could see a concert at the school or in town, have a fun movie party with your dorm, some popcorn and cupcakes, play frisbee on the quad with an LED equipped disk (amazing technology), or simply make a blanket and pillow fort with your significant other. With regard to the dating scene, all one really has to do is put himself or herself out there; many people meet in bars or while drinking and socializing, but class, the gym, or even a student senate meeting could all be occasion to make a romantic connection.

Describe the students at your school.

This being New Orleans, homosexuality and queerness of all types is accepted and enjoyed. Race relations in the city are famously good, and although the students generally come from Northeastern states, Tulane has enough diversity such that no incoming student would feel out of place just because he or she were a racial, sexual, political, or religious minority compared to the whole. Students who might feel out of place are those who are shy or unsociable, but I firmly believe that any incoming student could find a niche and call Tulane home. Despite this diversity within groups, sociability between groups is less common. Any individual can certainly be friends with anyone he or she desires, but most sporting events draw a different crowd than local concerts, as you would expect. Financially, there are many wealthy people at Tulane. This is neither here nor there, but those with latent class resentments or anyone for whom this would be a discomfort should be aware of this fact. Politically the student body is generally liberal, but there are both young Democrats and young Republicans groups for the partisan. Students in the business school might talk about how much they'll earn one day, but English majors like me are satisfied to look forward to that wonderful day when we just might be employed at any job.

What are the academics like at your school?

My professors do know my name, because my classes are mostly smaller english classes, with anywhere from four to thirty students. This is the norm for humanities classes, although science, business, and other large lecture classes are certainly more impersonal. My favorite class has probably been a series of classes on Ancient Greek democracy, although there are definitely more conventional "favorite class" offerings like Brazillian Dance or Guns and Gangs. My least favorite was Microeconomics; the teacher tried his best to make it interesting but it was not enough. Although students do certainly drink and socialize a lot, they also study a great deal. I am writing this from the library, and there are no empty seats within my field of vision. Class participation varies based on the size and subject of the class. Students do have intellectual conversations outside of class, my most recent being a tragic, unconventional reading of the Twilight series that saw the books as a critique of traditional gender norms and notions of relationships. Students are competitive if the class is graded on a curve (this means you, medical students). The most unique class I have taken was a service learning offering that required me to go into New Orleans criminal court in order to observe cases. It was haunting and difficult at times, but an incredible experience. Some majors are more aimed at immediate employment than others, although that really is a feature of academia in general than a Tulane particularity. I have spent some time with teachers outside of class, and learned just as much during those times, while we ate dinner or went running.

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

Like any college or large group of people, Tulane has a range of sub-communities that all have their own sets of stereotypes and behaviors. In Tulane's case, one factor influences all of these groups: the city of Bacchanalia that is New Orleans. One would expect the city known for Mardi Gras to be a continuous non-stop party, and while these expectations are exaggerated by the stories one hears about decadent, intoxicating New Orleans, the image is real, and the school is populated by students who have journeyed down expecting celebration. In short, the stereotype of Tulane would be drinkers. In actuality, though, it would be more correct to refer to socializers. Parties may be seen as events solely focused on inebriation by those who are less inclined to throw them, but really they are about meeting new friends, chatting with old ones, and participating in a community. An incoming Tulanian should expect many opportunities to drink, but more importantly she should expect many opportunities to create new social ties, hear people's stories, and learn to handle herself in a friendly conversation. And isn't that what college is about?

Lily
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I know that Tulane is the perfect school for me, and I couldn't have picked a better place for undergrad. You get a great ed...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I know that Tulane is the perfect school for me, and I couldn't have picked a better place for undergrad. You get a great education but you have the opportunity to participate in a ton of extracurriculars, as well as get part-time jobs or internships through the university. Oh yeah, and your studies definitely don't interfere with your social life. People tend to look down on Tulane, especially my peers who went to schools in the Northeast. If you want the experience of living and working and one of the greatest cities in the world, New Orleans, Tulane is the perfect choice. One of the major problems with Tulane is also the subject of recent controversy. Clearly New Orleans has a lot of crime, especially post-Katrina, and the area around the university is not the safest. Tulane sends out emails to their students when crimes occur, and these emails are sent as frequently as a couple of times a week. Tulane has a shuttle service known as Safe Ride which picks up students between 8 pm and 6 am if they feel they are in danger, or if they don't want to walk home alone. The service has gotten a lot better in recent months following a major controversy after students were robbed at gunpoint while waiting for Safe Ride. However, Safe Ride's not ideal, nor are most of the other means of public transportation around the university. You may think it's great that you go to school right by the St. Charles Streetcar, but it's the most impractical way to get somewhere fast. It's fine for sightseeing, but if you are going to work or even a concert, you don't want to wait 45 minutes for the rickety, slow trolley to pick you up. The cabs are also terrible in this city. They arrive late, don't come, and pick you up drunk. They best way to stay safe and get around in New Orleans is to get a car, or find someone who has a car to chauffeur you around.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Greek life is popular at Tulane, but it's not the end of your social life if you don't get involved in it. While the image of Tulane as a party school has typically been linked to frats and sororities, controversy in the past ten years has led to a big crack-down in how wild Greek life gets. It's worth checking out the Greek system, but if you aren't involved in it there are many other ways to make friends. Activities like WTUL (the campus radio station) are great if you are interested in the local music scene. Students also connect with each other through the on and off campus jobs offered through the university, which is probably the best way to make friends at the school. Tulane Football plays in the Louisiana Superdome, and admission is free for all students. While going to games are fun, you won't find the same sort of excitement for sports that you'd get at other Southern schools like LSU. A lot of students actually travel to Baton Rouge to tailgate for the Tigers rather than cheer on the Green Wave, who are, well, not the best college football team. Nightlife at Tulane is centered around the college bars. The most popular of these are The Boot, The Palms and the Maple Street bars like TJ Quills and Rocco's Tavern. As students get older they inevitably gravitate farther from the university to check out more interesting 21+ venues. The social scene is not frat party oriented, most freshmen connect at bars instead of house parties, which makes it feel a lot less exclusive than other colleges. If you don't like to drink or party Tulane probably isn't a great fit for you, but there are plenty of fun things to do in New Orleans(most do involve excessive drinking, though.) There's over 400 festivals a year in the New Orleans area, and only 365 days. The most popular festivals for Tulane students are Mardi Gras, music festivals like Voodoo and Jazz Fest, the Po-Boy festival in November, and Tulane's annual crawfish boil, Crawfest. If you enjoy live music and food Tulane is a great choice, as you get opportunities to experience new tastes and sounds every day.

Describe the students at your school.

The typical Tulane student is someone who loves to party and drink. If that's not what you're into, you probably won't fit in. That being said, there's more diversity and different types of students than most people assume. While a lot of students come from well-to-do backgrounds, there's plenty of more students who are here on academic scholarships. Different students interact with each other all the time through activities, jobs, and classes. Tulane students for the most part are friendly and outgoing, more so than at other colleges and universities. This is why they are attracted to living in New Orleans and chose to attend Tulane in the first place. A lot of people assume that Tulane kids are all rich and from Northeastern Jewish communities, thus the nickname, "Jewlane." While there are a lot of students hailing from the Northeast, there are also a lot of local students, and Louisiana, Texas, and Florida are all very well represented at this school. It's not a Southern school in the sense that Ole Miss or Vanderbilt is, but it's not completely Northern either. Tulane students as a whole are politically apathetic. They are more involved in local issues, or just wrapped up in their own lives. Overall the university is politically liberal, but there's plenty of conservative students out there. If you want to get involved in politics, you can, but if you choose not to, you will be in good company.

What are the academics like at your school?

Professors at Tulane tend to be helpful, personable, and engaging, but there are plenty of duds out there as well. As at any school its important to check on sites like RateMyProf.com before you commit to a class. Classes and students are very different depending on what school you are in. The stereotypical party/slacker types are usually associated with the Business school, while the hard-working students who never stop studying are usually in the School of Architecture, or the School of Public Health. My school, The School of Liberal Arts, is somewhere in the middle. As an English and History major a lot of the class discussions are usually monopolized by 3 or 4 intelligent students, while the rest sit there blankly. The best classes I've taken are the Creative Writing workshops and the English Capstone with Professor Molly Rothenberg, where students all participate and are engaged with what they are doing. Students at Tulane tend not to be competitive. This is definitely not a dog eat dog academic environment. The academic requirements are not too hard to complete in four years, but a lot of students take four and a half or five years to finish at Tulane, which goes along with the laissez-faire, laid-back mindset of the university in general. Tulane is often commended for their public service requirement, but in reality this is treated as somewhat of a joke. Unless you do a lot of research on your class beforehand, there's a good chance your "community service" will not feel very much like service at all. For example, a lot of my friends had to make a "radio show" or conduct interviews for their service requirement, instead of more typical community service activities like working at a school or building houses. There's a lot of students who finish without many job prospects, but Tulane gives you all the tools to get jobs and internships while in college and afterwards. The best way to insure you will get a job after graduation is to work while your in school, which is not hard to do. Teach for America also has a great relationship with Tulane, and many students go on to the program after graduation.

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

When you think of the typical Tulane kid, you think of someone who knows how to party. While the stereotype is that of a spoiled Northeastern frat boy or sorority girl, there's actually a lot of geographic diversity. You'll find Southerners, Midwesterners, and California hippies all here at Tulane. Tulane attracts a lot of great students who have academic scholarships, as well as students who were just looking for a party school. What they have in common is that they (usually) work hard and play much harder.

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

The most common stereotype is that the students are rich Jewish kids from New York and surrounding areas. A belief about Tul...

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

The most common stereotype is that the students are rich Jewish kids from New York and surrounding areas. A belief about Tulane students from the surrounding New Orleans community is that we are snobby and uninvolved. Aside from these, there are so many different types of people on campus that it's hard to pinpoint one overarching theme. There are plenty of sorority girls in leggings and UGGs, but at the same time there are a ton of artsy people and hipsters.

Veronica
What's the dating scene like?

The simple answer is that the dating scene is whatever you make it. There is an interesting "hookup culture" at Tulane, as w...

What's the dating scene like?

The simple answer is that the dating scene is whatever you make it. There is an interesting "hookup culture" at Tulane, as with any college though. Weekends, for many students, consist of going out to clubs with the sole purpose of finding someone to bring back to their dorms. This is obviously not for everyone though, and it is really up to you. If you choose to make this an integral part of your weekends and relationships with people, you won't be judged and you'll make friends with people who have similar ideas. If you want to go on dates more conservatively though, there are those who share that belief as well. You can go to Audubon Park across the street to just have a chat or go to any of the restaurants around the city. Everything is just a streetcar ride away.

Why did you decide to go to this school?

To be perfectly honest, I had never heard of Tulane. In fact, I was planning on staying in state or going to the Northeast, but they sent me an information packet and an application so I applied. After they accepted me, I started looking into the school and its academics; that's how I found out that academically, it is a great school. Since they offered me a scholarship, I decided to take a trip down to New Orleans to visit the campus. Once there, I completely fell in love with the gorgeous campus (and the amazing park across the street), the surrounding city, and I met people who convinced me that the transition would be smooth. Turns out it was, and I've never felt more at home than I do during the school year. I have made some of the best friends, formed great relationships with professors, and learned a lot.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Thanks to movies and tv shows, a common thought about college is that once you get there, you'll be bombarded with recruitment people telling you to "go greek!" Yes, Tulane has greek life. Yes, a large number of people join sororities and fraternities. And yes, you'll still have friends (inside and out of the greek population) if you don't rush. If joining a frat or sorority is for you, then Tulane offers that opportunity. If it isn't something you can afford or just not something you're interested in, it does not hinder you not to join. Also, there are tons of other groups you can join that are tailored to your interests, and if you can't find one: start one. It's a cliche thing to say, but Tulane will let you start your own club. It might take a lot of work on your part, but if it's something you're passionate about, it'll definitely be worth it. The great thing about it is that you can get involved in as many or as few things as you like. Tulane also runs a lot of cheesy events freshman year geared towards students meeting each other. They're silly and full of those ice breakers that everyone hates, but I met most of my best friends at some of them. It's also easy to meet people in class or in PJs, the on campus coffee shop when you're in there studying at 3am on a Monday night. I won't say that Tulane, located in the center of New Orleans, is not a party school, but there are a lot of things you can do on the weekends that don't involve alcohol if that's not for you. Every year there's a festival called Fringe Festival that lets you go to many venues downtown and watch inexpensive plays. A lot of them sound like they're going to be really stupid and then surprise you and have you laughing like crazy. Fringe isn't the only festival though: this is New Orleans, remember? There's a festival almost every week. You can spend all day at Po-Boy fest eating and then use the night to catch up on the school work you didn't do. Or if you don't want to leave campus, Tulane generally runs programs at one of the on-campus restaurants for students who don't want to go out. They have open mic night, karaoke, swing dancing, etc. At Tulane and in New Orleans, there is always something to do.

What are the academics like at your school?

Overall, the academics at Tulane are great. Disregarding the large lecture classes, which are generally intro level science classes, all the classes are small. This is definitely a plus because you have the opportunity to make your voice heard, especially since in most of the liberal arts classes, participation is strongly encouraged if not required. Another good thing about small classes is that professors know your name. You might think that they're reading off a sheet every time they call on you in class, but my Calc III professor from first semester freshman year still says hi to me by name when we walk past each other on the quad. Students are more than welcome to visit their professors during office hours , and a lot of the time, professors will set up more times to meet if the student needs extra help or cannot make the office hours. Most of the professors are very accessible, and some of them are willing to invite you and a few other students to their house for dinners or religious celebrations or just to watch the game. What I think I like the most about the academics at Tulane though, is that on any given day, you can walk through the quad or the cafeteria and hear students is deep discussion about one of their classes. I know I've had many conversations with friends about things I learn in class, and the best feeling is when you are able to start applying things from one class to another.

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

At first glance, Tulane University sounds like a diverse group of intellectuals. It boasts being one of the most geographically diverse schools, and since it sits in the heart of New Orleans, one cannot help but think it will be racially diverse as well. Once you arrive there, however, the new stereotype is that we are all a bunch of rich, spoiled, white kids from the Northeast. While this is not entirely true since Tulane does have international students and at least one kid from almost every state, the average student is wealthy and from the Northeast (and I'll let you decide for yourself if they're spoiled). While, yes, this can cause a few rifts and can make the school seem more undesirable as a whole because it is not the hub of diversity that you think it might be, it is easily surmountable by exploring the surrounding city and taking advantage of all the opportunities you can to get out and enjoy New Orleans.

Marianna
What is your overall opinion of this school?

If I could change one thing it would be the visibility/number of sororities and fraternities on campus, and sadly the school ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If I could change one thing it would be the visibility/number of sororities and fraternities on campus, and sadly the school is trying to add more. That being said, the beauty of Tulane is that one does not need to be involved in Greek Life to have a social life. The energy of New Orleans can be enjoyed by everyone, and because the bars are open to all not being a member of Greek Life has never hurt me socially. In fact, there are ways to benefit from Greek life while not being involved. (More Greeks=More free booze/parties)

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

I'm on the Ultimate Frisbee team, the Undergraduate Student Government, TUCP (the campus programming organization), the Choir, SOAR (Students Organizing Against Racism), and I do a lot of work with the Newcomb College Institute (supports/holds events for women). There are so many clubs to get involved in--ranging from Multicultural Organizations to Humans vs. Zombies Club. Intramural/Club sports are really popular on campus as is Greek Life.

Describe the students at your school.

It's impossible to describe the students at Tulane without heavily stereotyping so I will preface my answer with this: I AM stereotyping...and this is just MY perception of the Tulane student body. We got a lot of New Yorkers, a lot of "Chicagoans" from the suburbs (myself included), a very large Jewish population, not much racial diversity (most people of color at Tulane are athletes), tons of business majors (aka folks that just wanna 'make money'). We have the girls that wear leggings and UGGs, the guys that wear polos and sperrys. That being said it is totally acceptable to wear sweatpants to class and Bruff (our cafeteria). I rock athletic shorts on the reg. Tons of folks interested in or that play music. A great Ultimate Frisbee team (my fave humans on campus...!). In general, just lots of rich white kids from the North spending their parents money on drinks/living it up.

What are the academics like at your school?

I'm having a very unique college experience academically compared to the rest of the Tulane community. As a Gender and Sexuality Studies and English major I have yet to be in a class bigger than 25 people. I'm a great example of how students can get a liberal arts education at Tulane. I feel like I have the best of both worlds. Small classes and great professors but I also have the ability as an undergraduate to do research since Tulane has many graduate studies programs. I'm getting a great education here but I think it's hard for people that are less focused and unsure of what they're passionate about. It's very easy to have all 100 person lectures freshman year if you aren't careful in choosing classes. I advise students to not try and complete all their requirements straight away (or choose a major), and instead take classes they are interested in with good professors.

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

When many people think of Tulane they immediately think of Bourbon Street and the French Quarter. This leads to the stereotype that all Tulane students do is drink, which in fact is not the case. While there is a great bar scene and fun frat parties, Tulane and the city of New Orleans provide an assortment of activities for students that don't like to drink (the music scene in New Orleans can be enjoyed sober, as well as the organization Tulane After Dark which provides late night on campus activities as an alternative to the bars). In addition, Tulane students are incredibly hard workers. The phrase "work hard play hard" is a very accurate description of the Tulane mentality--the students here are incredibly driven in every aspect of life, be it their studies or having a good time.

Michael
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about this school is the different types of people that attend Tulane. Everyday you might meet someone from yo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about this school is the different types of people that attend Tulane. Everyday you might meet someone from your hometown, from another state, or from another country. Tulane is the most geographically diverse school in the US. In regards to size, I think Tulane is perfect both in student body population and in geographic size. Half of my classes have 10-15 students in them. The other half that have about 60 students get broken down into groups of 10-15 per professor. People are genuinely impressed when I tell them I attend Tulane. It's academic programs are respected and recognized nation wide. Like architecture students at any school, I spend the majority of my time in the studio working on projects. However, non architecture students spend lots of time in the library; I think Tulane students are big on putting academics at the top of their priorities, but also find plenty of time to have fun downtown, seeing jazz bands, and giving back to the community. New Orleans is a great college town. There is always somewhere to go and something to do. The school can be somewhat separated from the city at times, but generally students really make an effort to make it off campus to go to concerts, bars, restaurants, or to help out around the city through community service. I have no complaints about the administration at Tulane. Any problem that I've ran into be it scheduling classes or advising issues has been resolved. There are certainly times where you will need put forth a good amount of effort to resolve things, but that's life. The staff here cares, and does everything within their power to help you plan out and execute your academic path. For a university that's not so focused on athletics, I think there is a lot of school pride at Tulane. People are proud to say they go here.

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

The student body at Tulane is sometimes thought to be a rich, white upperclass group of students. Being an expensive private school, it is true that there are some people who attend here who fit this description. However, the great financial aid programs Tulane has to offer really allow students from diverse cultures, backgrounds and socio-economic classes to receive their education here.

Jessica
What is your overall opinion of this school?

When I was looking for the right college for me, I was extremely picky. I knew I wanted to be in a city, but still needed a c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

When I was looking for the right college for me, I was extremely picky. I knew I wanted to be in a city, but still needed a campus. Not only is Tulane in an amazing city, it has a beautiful campus atmosphere. Tulane has been everything I hoped for in a school. I am able to take classes outside of my major, including dance and art. Through the school's community service requirements, I have found a passion for the arts, entertainment, and festivals, which I once interned for and now get paid to work for. The city is easy to maneuver, when one wants to get off campus and out of the college bubble. It is easy to get along with and interact with the locals as well. Tulane and New Orleans have a southern charm while still having a big city mentality.

Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

There are many places to do work on campus. Many people choose the library, which has designated quiet floors. Many of the dorms have study rooms or lounges. There is a coffee shop on campus with computers and booths. In addition, the student center has a ton of comfy couches as well as desks and a quiet lounge.

What are the academics like at your school?

The academics are challenging due to the caliber of students. However, students are still friendly and willing to help other students. There is a sense of competitiveness but not in a hurtful or negative way. Teachers are, generally, eager to help and willing to set aside the time to work with students or just to talk. As an English major and dance minor, I find my classes to be small and often discussion based. I know the names of all my classmates, and personally know my teachers. I feel comfortable approaching my teachers for help or advice with my work. I am not fond of the huge lecture classes and only took them to fulfill my science and math requirements one semester. Now that I am strictly taking classes within my major and minor, I take smaller classes and feel that I am better able to learn in this type of environment. Due to the community service requirement, most people have internships during the academic year as a junior or senior. These help students determine what kind of career they are looking for. These internships can also turn into jobs in the future.

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

I would say that Tulane has a party stereotype. However, there is definitely a party hard work hard atmosphere. There is so much to do in the city of New Orleans, and the city itself has a party stereotype. Most students are able to experience what New Orleans has to offer and have an fun, while still doing well in school. Sometime, though, it takes a semester for students to find the balance between socializing and school. As long as you eventually find the balance you should do great.

Anne
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its a great size, for starters: it's big enough to be a medium-sized college, but it's also not too big like state schools. P...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its a great size, for starters: it's big enough to be a medium-sized college, but it's also not too big like state schools. People love coming to Tulane because it's a great school in a great city sure and there's Mardi Gras, but there are also a lot of unexpected perks: wearing flip-flops and shorts in November, festivals every week-end within 10-20 mins like the strawberry festival, the Jazz festival or the po-boy festival, amazing music everywhere, really friendly people (really), and so much more. There are lots of opportunities for students to get involved around the city, be it interning for a non-profit to save the Gulf of Mexico, working at a PR firm, or interning at a public health clinic that still deals with the aftermaths of Hurricane Katrina. The city loves Tulane and Tulane loves the city. Because we are a top-tier school in a metropolitan city, we always have important people passing through, and being students, we always get in for free or at a steep discount.

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

Because New Orleans is in the "Big Easy", the stereotype is that, of course, students at Tulane must drink and party all the time. While we know how to have fun, we also work hard...after all, our unofficial motto is 'Work hard, play hard.' I think that best describes the general undergraduate student body at Tulane. Tulane, like New Orleans is really diverse--we have the Greeks, the athletes, the studious ones, the ones who are involved in everything and we all know the importance of doing well at school (we are students), but afterward, we all like going out into the city to eat, go out, and have fun.

Nina
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I honestly can say that choosing Tulane was the best decision I ever made. I believe the size of the student body is perfect....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I honestly can say that choosing Tulane was the best decision I ever made. I believe the size of the student body is perfect. You will always be meeting new people, while almost always seeing someone you know around campus. Tulane's location is also ideal. In my opinion, New Orleans is one of the best cities in the United States. The city has so much to offer and there is always something to do, whether that be a festival, parade, or just visiting parts of the city. I'd also have to say that Mardi Gras is a big plus, however many people overestimate how family-oriented it really is. It's an extremely fun week filled with festivals, despite many people's misconceptions that it is revolved around Bourbon Street.

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

You may have heard some people refer to Tulane as "Jewlane". Although Tulane has a large Jewish community, it by no means that students who are not Jewish don't fit in. Everyone is extremely tolerant of other religions and actually a majority of Tulane's undergraduates are not Jewish. Tulane has students from all around the United States, with almost every state represented.

Gabriella
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Tulane is a wonderful learning environment. The classes are really interesting and the professors actually care about student...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Tulane is a wonderful learning environment. The classes are really interesting and the professors actually care about students doing well. Students have access to invaluable resources like the tutoring center and writing center, which helps students stay on board with classes. Professors are accessible and the majority will meet with you outside of class if you ever get confused. New Orleans is an amazing city and students will never be board. The only down side is that Tulane is uptown and students really don't spend a lot of time downtime given potential safety hazards in downtown New Orleans. Tulane offers amazing extra curricular programs and clubs but its the responsibility of the student to get involved and take advantage of all the resources. Students have the opportunity to network with alumni and set up connections that will last once they graduate. The student body is not very diverse but there is a group of people for everyone. I have not seen any cat fights of ill natured girls, but that could just be me. The sky is the limit at Tulane and I can't imagine a better place to spend college. Students understand the balance of party hard and work hard which makes Tulane the perfect combination.

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  • Enrollment
  • 7,924
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $51,010
  • Acceptance rate
  • 26%

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