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Tulane Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Tulane University of Louisiana

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
21.5%
Admission Difficulty for Tulane University of Louisiana
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into Tulane and can I get accepted? The school has a 21% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,657 out of 35,622 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 of Louisiana typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 25% 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
1390-1520
Applicants Submitting SAT
19%
SAT Scores for Tulane University of Louisiana
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 700
SAT Math 25th 690
SAT Composite 25th 1390
SAT Scores for Tulane University of Louisiana
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 750
SAT Math 75th 770
SAT Composite 75th 1520
Average SAT Score 1460

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Tulane University of Louisiana typically requires applicants to be in the top 5 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1390 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 1320. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1460 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Louisiana for highest average SAT composite score. 19 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Tulane University of Louisiana admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1520 and Above Good >31%
1455 to 1520 Avg + 21%-31%
1390 to 1455 Avg - 14%-21%
1325 to 1390 Reach 8%-14%
Less than 1325 Low <8%
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Tulane ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
81%
ACT Scores for Tulane University of Louisiana
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 31
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for Tulane University of Louisiana
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 81 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Tulane University of Louisiana.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Tulane University of Louisiana admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >35%
31 to 33 Avg + 21%-35%
30 to 31 Avg - 16%-21%
29 to 30 Reach 12%-16%
Less than 29 Low <12%
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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 of Louisiana. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Tulane University of Louisiana 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 of Louisiana students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 of Louisiana freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Tulane University of Louisiana 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 of Louisiana admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 21,607 14,015 35,622
Accepted 4,756 2,901 7,657
Acceptance Rate 22% 21% 21%
Enrolled 1,192 713 1,905
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 25% 25%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Tulane University of Louisiana and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Tulane University of Louisiana 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 of Louisiana
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 of Louisiana.