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Chances of getting into Tulane University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
11%
Admission Difficulty for Tulane University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Exceptional 
Applicant Competition Very High 
How hard is it to get into Tulane and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Tulane is 11%.  It ranks #1 in Louisiana and #22 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Tulane is a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Last year, 4,877 out of 43,892 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 8 percent (SAT 1340/1500 ACT 30/33). Tulane University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.55. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Tulane application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jan 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Tulane University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Tulane SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1340-1500
Applicants Submitting SAT 
23%
SAT Scores for Tulane University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 650
SAT Math 25th 690
SAT Composite 25th 1340
SAT Scores for Tulane University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 770
SAT Composite 75th 1500
Average SAT Score 1420

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Tulane University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 9 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1340 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 1260. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1420 out of 1600. Tulane ranks #1 in Louisiana and #46 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Tulane University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1500 and Above Good >19%
1420 to 1500 Avg + 11%-19%
1340 to 1420 Avg - 6%-11%
1260 to 1340 Reach 3%-6%
Less than 1260 Low <3%
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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 and #65 in the U.S. 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >23%
31 to 33 Avg + 11%-23%
30 to 31 Avg - 7%-11%
29 to 30 Reach 5%-7%
Less than 29 Low <5%
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Tulane GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.55
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 3.55 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 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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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

63.44% 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 63.44%
Top 25% of class 87.63%
Top 50% of class 97%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Tulane University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 27,651 16,241 43,892
Accepted 2,978 1,899 4,877
Acceptance Rate 11% 12% 11%
Enrolled 1,061 740 1,801
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 39% 37%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
41

Applicants have 41 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Tulane University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

Tulane University Application 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?

11% 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 1340 and 1500. 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 30 and 33. 77% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.