Tulane University Of Louisiana

Tulane University Of Louisiana

The Tulane University of Louisiana, TU, is a nonsectarian, private research university in New Orleans, Louisiana. Its origins can be traced back to the Medical College of Louisiana that was founded in 1834. The university derived its name from Paul Tulane who bequeathed more than $ 1 million to the University of Louisiana in 1884. Tulane's uptown campus occupies 110 acres. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The college and schools of the university are as follows:

  • A.B. Freeman School of Business
  • Newcomb-Tulane College
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Continuing Studies
  • School of Law
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Public Health and Medicine
  • School of Science and Technology
  • School of Social Work

Tulane, which is a member of NCAA Division I and Conference USA, has a twelve-sport program. Tulane's university teams are nicknamed Green Wave, and Riptide the Pelican is the mascot. Students participate in sports such as basketball, tennis, volleyball, golf, and football.

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Contacting Tulane University of Louisiana

Tulane University of Louisiana
6823 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans , LA 70118-5698
General Phone: (504) 865-5000

Tulane University of Louisiana Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management682business, business management, business administration, accounting, finance, human resources, organizational behavior, international business, MIS, ...
Liberal Arts601African studies, American studies, Asian studies, Latin American studies, Russian studies, linguistics, Russian language, German language, French language, ...
Medicine406neuroscience, medicine, public health, public health courses, health professions
Law301law, advanced legal research, legal assistant
Science265biology, biochemistry, anatomy, anatomical sciences, parasitology, immunology, animal physiology, animal genetics, pharmacology, ...
Architecture and Planning126architecture, architectural services
Therapy and Counseling121psychology
Medical Administration97health care administration, environmental health
Engineering92engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering science, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, various engineering courses ...
Media75communication studies, mass communication, communication and journalism
Computer Science and Engineering65computer and info science, computer science, web design, computer engineering
Family and Social Work60social work
Fine Arts47fine arts, art history and criticism
Mathematics29mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, mathematics and statistics
Religion and Philosophy18philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy16nutrition sciences, exercise science
Drama and Performing Arts15dance, drama, theatre design
Music11music, various music studies
Education and Teaching7kindergarten/preschool teaching
Security and Law Enforcement1security and protective services
Photography and Commercial Art0film studies
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies

Number of programs and degrees for Tulane University of Louisiana in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,48381
Master's degree98167
Doctor's degree13442
Associate's degree2911
Postbaccalaureate certificate97
First-professional degree3992

Tulane University of Louisiana Student Body

In 2007-2008, Tulane University of Louisiana had a total enrollment of 10,125 students (9,708 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 61%
Graduate 26%
First Professional 13%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 65%
Black 9%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 5%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 17%
20-21 24%
22-24 23%
25-29 18%
30-34 8%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York8%
New Jersey4%
(International Students)2%
South Carolina1%
North Carolina1%
New Hampshire1%
New Mexico1%
Washington, DC1%

Tulane University of Louisiana Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 87 %

Tulane University of Louisiana Room and Board (2007)

Tulane University of Louisiana offers campus housing for 3,400 of its 9,708 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of New Orleans, Louisiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Louisiana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Tulane University of Louisiana Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal630720
SAT Math630700
SAT Writing630720
ACT Verbal2832
ACT Math2631
ACT Composite2831

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT60%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT40%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Tulane University of Louisiana Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 38,664
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 38,664
Room and board $ 9,230
Room charge $ 5,680
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,550
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 936

Financial Aid:
Tulane University of Louisiana participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 202900)

Tulane University of Louisiana Faculty

Tulane University of Louisiana has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year26$150,9568$145,816
Associate professorcalendar year11$112,8755$114,053
Assistant professorcalendar year13$93,6948$87,071
All faculty totalcalendar year50$127,69021$115,874

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year108$130,54628$111,481
Associate professoracademic year65$84,09044$81,083
Assistant professoracademic year98$66,54852$58,759
Instructoracademic year3$62,1253$47,225
Lectureracademic year5$45,6677$42,273
No academic rankacademic year51$52,45039$49,479
All faculty totalacademic year330$88,413173$70,011

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Tulane University of Louisiana Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Conference USA
Basketball Conference USA
Baseball Conference USA
Track Conference USA

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports41216

Tulane University of Louisiana Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Architecture and Related Services, Other

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Science
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Advanced Legal Research/Studies, Gen (LLM, MCL, MLI, MSL, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
African Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Environmental Health
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Medicine (MD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Public Health, Other

Music, General
Music, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Nutrition Sciences

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Animal Genetics
Animal Physiology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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