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Tulane University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

The university has a total enrollment of 14,062 students, out of which 8610 students are enrolled in UG courses and 5452 in PG.

For the Fall 2018 session, 6545 first-year students were selected amongst a total number of 38,500 applicants. The university has a diverse student body with around 5% of international students.

  • University accepts Common Application as well as the University application.
  • ACT and SAT scores are not required for international students.
  • Interview is strongly encouraged by the university, however not mandatory for admission.
  • UG applicants are required to submit a letter of recommendation from school counsellor.


Application PortalCommon Application/University Application Portal
Application FeeVaries with course
Acceptance Rate17%
Average SAT Score1456
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SessionsFall/ Spring
Work ExperienceRequired for some courses
Institutional codeSAT/TOEFL code: 6832
ACT code: 1614

Tulane University Admission Deadlines

Some of the important deadlines for freshman are given below. The deadlines for graduate programs vary from program to program.

Early ActionNovember 15
Early DecisionNovember 1
Early Decision IIJanuary 7
Regular DecisionJanuary 15

Tulane University International Admissions

Tulane University has 1282 international students, from over 86 different countries. The university has Office of International Student and Scholars that provides programming, visa services, and language/academic support to the international student population.

There are several additional requirements for the international students along with the general requirements which are the same as the US applicants.

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts of educational institutions attended previously. If the transcripts are not in English, then both the original transcript as well as an English translation has to be uploaded.
    • Records should be submitted through Naviance or email by institution counsellor or official.
    • Records sent by students will not be considered.
  • A recommendation form by the high school guidance counsellor has to be submitted directly by the counsellor.
  • English proficiency test scores
  • ACT/SAT scores (optional)
  • Certification of Finances form.
  • There are various specific departmental requirements as well which include auditions and interviews.

English Proficiency Test Score Requirements

Minimum required scores for admission are given below.

TestMinimum score

Visa Process for International Students

  • The selected applicants will be issued the immigration document (I- 20 or DS-2019) from the Tulane University.
  • Following documents have to be submitted by the applicants in order to obtain the immigration document
    • Financial documents which include a current bank statement
    • A copy of the biographical page and page which has the expiration date of the passport.
    • English language proficiency documents
  • After receiving the immigration document, applicants have to pay the SEVIS I- 901 fee.
  • Apply for F- 1 OR J-1 visa by completing the DS- 160 visa application.
  • Documents required for completing the DS- 160 visa application are:
    • Passport
    • 2*2 Photograph
    • SEVIS fee payment receipt and visa processing fee receipt
    • Travel itinerary
    • International travel history
    • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • Letter of admission and invitation obtained from the college
  • Schedule and attend the visa interview by consulting the US embassy in your country

Tulane University Undergraduate Admissions

Tulane University has five Undergraduate schools offering 75+ majors. Areas of study available are Architecture, Business, Liberal Arts, Public Health & Tropical Medicine and Science & Engineering.

Where to Apply: Common Application/ Tulane Application

Admission Requirements -

  • Official transcripts of secondary school.
    • Grades for at least 3 years of secondary school.
  • Secondary school report or Letter of Recommendation from guidance counsellor.
  • SAT or ACT scores.
    • Average SAT score: 1950-2150
    • Average ACT score: 30-33

Tulane University Graduate Admissions

Tulane University provides a number of masters programs in the field of Architecture, Law, Liberal Arts, Medicine, Social work, and Business. Each course has specific admission requirements. However, the basic requirements for admission are the same for all courses.

CourseApplication PortalApplication DeadlineApplication Fee (non- refundable)Academic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
LLMllm.lsac.orgMay 160 USDJuris Doctor or LLB or equivalent first basic law degree,
Two LORs, CV, Personal statement Full Disclosure
IELTS- 7.0
TWE- 3.5
Master of Accountingapplyfreeman.tulane.eduSpring - November 1125 USDOfficial transcripts, One LOR,
CV Resume Essay GMAT/GRE score
IELTS- 7.0
TWE- 3.5
Master of Business Administrationapplyfreeman.tulane.eduNovember 1, February 1, May 1
Rolling admissions after May 1
125 USDOfficial transcripts, One LOR,
Resume Essay GMAT/GRE score
IELTS- 7.0
TWE- 3.5
Master of Architectureapplygrad.tulane.eduJanuary 15FreePortfolio (Architecture only), CV,
Official transcripts, GRE/GMAT Scores, SOP, LOR
TOEFL - 78
IELTS - 6.5

Tulane University has a selective admission procedure. The acceptance rate for Fall 2018 was 17%. The university considers a number of criteria while admitting students which includes academic results, standard test scores, work experience etc.

International applicants should complete their applications as early as possible so that they can get more time to complete the visa process and other procedures.

The Admissions Committee reviews applications holistically, which includes all required application materials (application form, essay, resume, academic background, recommendation, and test scores), to assess an applicant's motivation, maturity and ability to successfully complete a graduate degree.

The university release the admission decision after 3-4 weeks of submitting the complete application.

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