Submitted by marian on Tue, 08/24/2021 - 16:38

The newest class of Tulane students entering this fall represents the most academically qualified students to be admitted to the university and the most diverse class to date. This is the fifth year in a row that the incoming class has broken admissions records for qualifications and diversity reach. About 26% of the admitted students — more than one in four — identify as Black, Indigenous or people of color, up from 17% in 2016. The average ACT score rose as well, to a range of 31–34 this year as compared to 29–32 five years ago. “Tulane appeals to a different kind of student, one who seeks a variety of challenging and transformative academic and social opportunities,” President Michael Fitts said. “They want authenticity, a learning environment that allows them to work and discover across academic disciplines, and to belong to a community that’s located in one of the world’s most distinctive cities.”

Horizontal thumbnail