All throughout high-school I heard rumors of it - a magical, fulfilling warmth that would let every nervous senior know exactly where they were destined to end up. "That feeling" they said, would mysteriously fill your soul the second your eyes laid upon what was to be your new home. I visited over a dozen school in a grand cross-country journey. Santa Barbara, Cal Poly, Davis, USC, all super nice and yet missing...something. They all missed that feeling. Then I went to Tulane. Tulane gave me that feeling. By reading the rest of my work you know I am not madly in love with this school. I am however, proud to go here every single day. Like it or not, this school has become one with me, and I will never be able to shake that, nor do I want to. Sites like these are great for obtaining all the facts and data you and your parent's heads can handle. Yet ultimately, I recommend you let the feeling pay out for you too.
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.
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.
I chose Tulane University based off its affordability, location, and academics. Tulane is always willing to help make their school affordable for everybody. I'm attending Tulane on a scholarship, which makes the school cost as much as going to my State schools. Location! It's New Orleans, one of the greatest cities ever! You have culture, fun, places to see, and diversity abound! It's quite the astounding place and one where you'll find yourself never wanting to leave. Next would be academics. Tulane is ranked as the 50th college in the nation at the time I'm writing this. That's an impressive rating! Tulane is renowned for its academic abilities.
When I visited Tulane, the feeling I got was unlike anything I felt when visiting other schools. This school is just, for lack of a better word, so cool! You have a campus and a city all in one, as well as a culture that no can match up to. Who else has Mardi Gras and random festivals, such as Po' Boy Fest and VooDoo Fest, all the time? The people here love to go out, but know how to work hard. This is a pretty tough school to get accepted to after all. I have not once regretted my choice in college so far!
I decided to go to Tulane because I felt it was the best fit. Walking onto the campus sealed the deal for me. It's just the right size, there are different types of people, and it's in New Orleans (which is about 3 hours from home)! I knew Tulane was tough, and that's what encouraged me. I didn't want to be like my other classmates and go to state schools or community colleges. I wanted to make something out of myself, and I knew Tulane was the place to do that.
I loved the campus, faculty, and city