jozuko - Yes, that is right. The chart says only Yeshiva and Brandeis have a majority Jewish population, and Barnard is close to half. As you will see from the RJM chart, Tulane ranks 9th in private schools in absolute number of Jewish students, but not in the top 20 in terms of percentage. They have Tulane at just a hair over 25% Jewish, and the 20th ranked school is over 27%.
Honestly, not that any of this should matter to anyone other than those that are wanting to be sure they can maintain their personal values. In other words, I can certainly understand that a person of any faith that is interested in practicing that faith would want to be sure there was someplace, either affiliated with the university or otherwise accessible, for them to do so. Otherwise I am not sure how much this issue affects the day-to-day life at Tulane. It has some impact for sure. The school is off for Yom Kippur, and I think it has a minor effect on what programs are selected in terms of exhibits, speakers, etc. But overall Tulane is secular both officially and in practice.
Like I said, I only brought it up now because it inevitably comes up at some point during this process. Now we can all just reference future questions to these posts.
I just got admitted to Tulane today! I'm from the Cleveland area, and my admissions rep was Holly Gill. I'm hoping to receive some aid when I get my letter. I thought I would post in case someone else was wondering what area people are getting accepted from! I'm excited to be admitted!
Sure FC. My son had a 32 ACT and 3.6 unweighted, 4.31 weighted. Crew team, strong internship, regular community service. Took 2 Sat 2s and did really well: 790 and 720. Sent them even though not required. Heavy interest in science and medicine. Visited last February.
I think I'm more relieved than he is !!
New to this thread. Stats and info for my younger daughter for those still waiting.
3.5 UW/4.0 W, 31 ACT, Track, Theatre and Chorus, numerous APs. Applied 9/23, and had everything except counselor form in on that date. Counselor form not received until 10/31. Admission via Gibson notification on 11/1. Letter received 11/5. $20,000/year scholarship. From Illinois--admissions counselor=Erica.
My guess is that her rapid acceptance upon final receipt of the counselor form (24 hours) indicates that TU (or at least some admissions counselors) begins review of applications when they are virtually complete. In our case, the fact that about 10 people a year apply from her high school may have made it easier for admissions to project what the counselor form would look like and/or know the counselor herself.
We're very excited. We're still working out visit plans around activities, but it will be sometime early next year, and we can't wait.
Good luck to those waiting, and congratulations to those who have already been admitted.
Congrats to everyone... we're still waiting!! Hoping for a decision soon, since my son is really reluctant to consider anything else until he knows (he applied to 8 other schools, got into 5, but won't even do a pros/cons list until he hears from Tulane).
At least I know it will probably only be a month longer unless he gets deferred...