Review of Tulane University of Louisiana

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Rating: StarStarStarStar_grayStar_gray By: Jennifer L., Student Posted: April 17, 2011

My review

The Good:

The best thing about this school is the availability of teachers when you need help in a particular subject. They are always willing to help on and off office hours, which is extremely helpful come finals week. In addition, Tulane has a free peer tutoring service in subjects such as Physics, Organic Chemistry, Calculus and more. The peer tutors are extremely qualified and are always helpful and patient.

In a different note, the financial assistance at Tulane is one of the highest that I've seen. They cover $20,000 of tuition for free. Also, if you are really hardworking and creative, you can apply and may apply to the full tuition scholarship which is award to 100 students.

Also, CRAWFEST every year. Free crawfish! It's delicious! There are also many school sponsored events each week. For instance, Lil Wayne came and did a concert.

The Bad:

The worst thing about Tulane is the lack of diversity in its students. Although cultural groups/clubs are available, the school is mostly Anglo Saxon. Despite this, your experience with regards diversity is really up to you. Personally, it was not a problem for me since I'm very open-minded, but it might pose a problem for some.

Would I do it again?

Yes, Tulane is one of the better schools in the South and they have an excellent pre-medical program and law program. Especially for those who are planning on going to medical school like am, they have preference over Tulane students to enter Tulane Medical School (although they say they don't, but they do) so this would be a great path for those students.

About this school

Biggest influence when choosing this school Reputation

The financial aid process went smoothly and I received the financial aid I needed.

Professors are generally Accessible

The night life is Spent in a Bar

Every student at this school needs A laptop, a bicycle

Most students spend their Saturday nights Drinking in a bar/partying/Greek life

About the reviewer

Went to Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions

Currently a Freshman

Favorite class is Physics

Favorite professor is Professor Cummins

Favorite activity is CRAWFEST

Another awesome thing is Reily Recreation Center

Study Hard? Pray? Donate Money? Keep up your grades and make sure you do well on the SAT/ACT. Your essay is not really that important (I just reused a completely unrelated essay for my personal statement), I think I got accepted because of my school rank and disregarded everything else.

I wish I knew I wish I had applied to the Dean's Scholarship (Full tuition). Even if you don't have an intention of going to Tulane at first, you should definitely do the Dean's Scholarship. I wasn't planning on coming to Tulane at first and so I didn't do the scholarship. I really regret that decision now since I believe I could have been an easy recipient (I know some applicants and I'm sure I was just as or more qualified than they were)

 
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