Chances of getting into Tulane University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
17.3%
Admission Difficulty for Tulane University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into Tulane and can I get accepted? The school has a 17% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,725 out of 38,816 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 8 percent. Tulane University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Tulane SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1350-1490
Applicants Submitting SAT
23%
SAT Scores for Tulane University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 680
SAT Composite 25th 1350
SAT Scores for Tulane University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1490
Average SAT Score 1420

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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 8 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1350 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 1420 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Tulane University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1490 and Above Good >26%
1420 to 1490 Avg + 17%-26%
1350 to 1420 Avg - 11%-17%
1280 to 1350 Reach 7%-11%
Less than 1280 Low <7%
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Tulane ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-33 
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 30
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 31

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 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Tulane University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >29%
31 to 33 Avg + 17%-29%
30 to 31 Avg - 13%-17%
29 to 30 Reach 9%-13%
Less than 29 Low <9%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Tulane University. 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.

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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

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%

Admission Statistics

Tulane University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 24,195 14,621 38,816
Accepted 4,278 2,447 6,725
Acceptance Rate 18% 17% 17%
Enrolled 1,193 716 1,909
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 29% 28%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Tulane University and what considerations affect 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

17% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1350 and 1490. 23% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 30 and 33. 77% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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