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Chances of getting into Tulane University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
12.9%
Admission Difficulty for Tulane University
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Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionVery High
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How hard is it to get into Tulane and can I get accepted? The school has a 13% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,431 out of 42,185 applicants were admitted making Tulane a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 6 percent. Tulane University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Tulane SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1360-1520
Applicants Submitting SAT
23%
SAT Scores for Tulane University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 660
SAT Math 25th 700
SAT Composite 25th 1360
SAT Scores for Tulane University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 750
SAT Math 75th 770
SAT Composite 75th 1520
Average SAT Score 1440

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Tulane University?

Tulane University typically requires applicants to be in the top 7 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1360 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1280. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1440 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Louisiana for highest average SAT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Tulane University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1520 and Above Good >20%
1440 to 1520 Avg + 13%-20%
1360 to 1440 Avg - 8%-13%
1280 to 1360 Reach 5%-8%
Less than 1280 Low <5%
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Tulane ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
31-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
77%
ACT Scores for Tulane University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 32
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 31
ACT Scores for Tulane University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 32

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Tulane?

Admission data indicates that Tulane regularly accepts students with ACT's of 31 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 5 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Louisiana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 77 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Tulane University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Tulane University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >20%
32 to 33 Avg + 13%-20%
31 to 32 Avg - 8%-13%
30 to 31 Reach 5%-8%
Less than 30 Low <5%
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Tulane GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Tulane University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Tulane. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Tulane University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Louisiana for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Tulane is a very selective school.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Tulane University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 30% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 22% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 15% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

58% of Tulane University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Tulane University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 58%
Top 25% of class 83%
Top 50% of class 95%
Bottom 50% of class 5%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Tulane University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 26,537 15,648 42,185
Accepted 3,432 1,999 5,431
Acceptance Rate 13% 13% 13%
Enrolled 1,100 721 1,821
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 36% 34%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Tulane University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Tulane University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Tulane University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=160755 IPEDS survey data for Tulane University.

FAQs

Does Tulane University prefer SAT or ACT?

23% of students submit their SAT scores to Tulane. 77% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Tulane University?

13% of those who apply are granted admission to Tulane. Admission competition is very high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Tulane University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1360 and 1520. 23% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Tulane University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 31 and 33. 77% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.