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What does it take to get into Tulane?

miguel_urbietamiguel_urbieta Posts: 21Registered User New Member
edited January 2005 in Tulane University
I was wondering if some people already accepted to Tulane would share their stats in order to help me know whether or not I am Tulane material. I understand you'll never know until you apply, but I'm a nervous wreck about this school.
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Replies to: What does it take to get into Tulane?

  • tabbyzmomtabbyzmom Posts: 428Registered User Member
  • tabbyzmomtabbyzmom Posts: 428Registered User Member
    The direct link above did not work, so here's the info:

    Tulane enrolls 5,741 undergraduates. The university's graduate and professional schools enroll 4,179 students. The student body is as diverse as it is far-traveled, since 75 percent of students come from locations over 500 miles away.

    Admission to Tulane is highly competitive, and evaluators look for high levels of achievement in all areas. The middle 50 percent of the class enrolling for the Fall 2002 term have SAT scores between 1260 and 1390 (ACT equivalent range 28-31).

    Approximately 61 percent of enrolling freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class; more than 75 percent ranked in the top 25 percent; and 95 percent were in the top half of their class. In addition to being strong academically, Tulane's freshman class is both geographically and ethnically diverse.

    Rank in Class: 2002 Freshmen

    RANK IN CLASS REPORTED BY HIGH SCHOOL
    % OF APPLICANTS WHO MET CRITERION
    % OF ACCEPTED STUDENTS WHO MET CRITERION
    % OF ENROLLED STUDENTS WHO MET CRITERION

    Top Decile
    53%
    66%
    61%

    Top Quintile
    74%
    86%
    83%

    Top Half
    96%
    100%
    100%





    Test Scores : 2002 Freshmen*

    COLLEGE**
    MIDDLE 50% SAT RANGE
    MIDDLE 50% ACT RANGE

    Architecture
    1260-1360 28-31
    Engineering
    1240-1400 28-32
    Newcomb
    1258-1380 28-31
    Tulane 1270-1400 28-32

    * These score ranges may be helpful in assessing your changes for admission. However, scores are reviewed in relation to other credentials (including grades, curriculum, extracurricular activities and personal qualities) we consider in the decision-making process. Keep in mind that 50% of our students had SAT or ACT scores that fell above or below these ranges.

    ** Business students begin in either Newcomb or Tulane.



    Class Size



    Diversity

    Student diversity enhances education at Tulane's residential campus.

    2001-2002 Student Diversity
    Caucasian 79.4 %
    African American 9.8 %
    Hispanic American 4.0 %
    Asian American 5.8 %
    Native American 0.4 %
    Other 0.6 %
  • soccerrulz888soccerrulz888 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    could someone please tell me if my stats are high enough to recieve any kind of merit based aid.

    SAT - V-620, M-710 Composite 1330
    ACT - composite 30
    GPA Weighted is 4.3
    Unweighted is 3.99
    I have taken 10 AP courses(A's in everything cept for AP Physics C)
    I am ranked 14 out of 397
    I have decent essays and very good recs
    I have tons of EC's i dont have time to list them all but they include the basics like national honor society, President of Mu Alpha Theta, Captain soccer team, etc.
  • vicks546vicks546 Posts: 186Registered User Junior Member
    I believe the deadline has passed or is close to expiring for merit based aid.
  • frazzleddadfrazzleddad Posts: 129Registered User Junior Member
    1350 and a 31 are the quoted numbers for the lowest tier of merit awards...it's a great school looking for great students and you've got the numbers to get in. Prepare a great package these next few days and submit it. If you get in hopefully Tulane will help you find a way to pay...
  • frazzleddadfrazzleddad Posts: 129Registered User Junior Member
    The only deadline that passed is the Dean's (Dec. 15th), the Distiguished Scholars and Founders are considered for all applicants as they examine applications...and Soccerrulz, Tulane has need based grants. Fill out the paperwork and see what happens...
  • soccerrulz888soccerrulz888 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    I applied back in October, and i have already been accepted. I have just received full scholarships to a couple of state schools, but i really want to go to Tulane. I cant go to Tulane if i dont get that lowest tier of scholarships. Thats what i was asking.
  • frazzleddadfrazzleddad Posts: 129Registered User Junior Member
    Congrats!!! Cross your fingers about Tulane...
  • hnbuihnbui Posts: 562Registered User Member
    tulane has need based scholarships and many scholars available via their alumni. I recieve a scholarship from their alumni.
  • madd87madd87 Posts: 106Registered User Junior Member
    Good luck Christopher!
  • frazzleddadfrazzleddad Posts: 129Registered User Junior Member
    Soccerrulz...the scholarship stats are just typical numbers and guidelines...your rank and GPA may get you the Founders...the admissions office will look at the strength of your HS and your class schedule...high grades at a very competitive school will help you a lot...good luck...
  • soccerrulz888soccerrulz888 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    thanks frazzleddad and michael
  • zhouzhou Posts: 74Registered User Junior Member
    Yeah,you do have a very good chance at getting DSA.Being international with a 1350 SAT I,I was awarded DSA even though I did not apply for it.Keep your fingers crossed!
  • patuxentpatuxent Posts: 616. Member
    Tulane is aggressively in the hunt for top students and very anxious to up its yield of highly qualified applicants. Your class rank and GPA are excellent and your SAT scores are very good but not great by Tulane standards. The school basically is using its scholarship money as a discounting technique to "buy" the highest number of highly qualified students it possibly can.

    If I were you and I wanted to go to Tulane badly and getting some scholarship money was going to make the difference I would definitely write a letter to the Dean of Admissions and tell him just that. Wouldn't hurt to include any offers from other schools. Tulane is unlikely to be able to match the price tag of a state school but then there are few state schools that can match the education you can get at Tulane.

    Don't be afraid to ask for what you need. If the school didn't want you they wouldn't accept you in the first place. Below are links to two articles you should read. Both are a couple of years old but still very relevant.

    http://www.econ.ucsb.edu/~tedb/eep/news/college.html

    http://www.mugu.com/cgi-bin/Upstream/sowell-tuition?embedded=yes&cumulative_category_title=Education&cumulative_category_id=Education
  • ReggieM3131ReggieM3131 Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    Tulane values leadership a lot. They give a $1,000 micro-scholarship to students for every leadership position they have in high school.
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