It's a school with an excellent reputation academically. Some kids want to be in New Orleans for a couple of years. The engineering programs took a beating from Katrina. They aren't going to offer those majors for the time being. Remember, admission to law school is not the same process as admission to undergraduate programs. Tulane has been known to offer admission to visiting applicants on the spot, if they have enough information to make a decision.
I went to Tulane law. It sucked ass.
And while it did suck ass, it is unfair to compare it unfavorably to LSU based on bar pass rates. LSU forces its students to take civil law courses. Tulane does not. At the end of the third year many Tulane students decide to stay in New Orleans for jobs and then have to pass the LA bar without a full curriculum of civil law. It would be interesting to see LSU's bar pass rate for, say, New York or California and how that compares to Tulane.
If I had it to do over I'd just go to the school with the best looking gay population...What school is that?
Tuition, room and board at Tulane goes for $53,000/ semester in 2013. It ain't cheap.
I got my Master's in Social Work at Tulane. A LOT of people come from all over the country to attend Tulane and then they never leave.
[quote]Tuition, room and board at Tulane goes for $53,000/ semester in 2013. It ain't cheap.
How many beads is that?
Popular safety school for kids who would much prefer Duke, Emory, or Vanderbilt. Also popular with wealthy South Americans who know that at Tulane they can mix with other wealthy South Americans.
They put on a very good dog and pony show. I went on several campus visits with a nephew a few years ago, and Tulane's was outstanding-- there was a meet and greet with the faculty, the President of the University gave a little recruiting speech, and they even had a New Orleans jazz band playing.
The campus and surrounding neighborhood is beautiful, and in the Spring it's a riot of color with flowers blooming. The old streetcar rumbles by the campus every 10 minutes or so, and you can't discount the lure of the French Quarter. Kids from New Jersey leave 3 feet of snow to visit and fall in love with the place.
They're also very generous with financial aid and merit scholarships. That $50,000 tuition works out to be more like $30,000 for most students. And as someone mentioned, the Admission people are actually open, friendly, and willing to candidly discuss admission chances face to face instead of acting like it's a great mystery.
I've never understood why it's so popular with Jewish kids from the East Coast, especially New Jersey and Long Island (one of its nicknames is Jewlane), but that's their #1 market.
Of course, my takeaway from those tours was just how horrible most of them are, and what a terrible job most schools do in recruiting (I'm talking to you, Georgetown, Northwestern and Columbia), but that's a subject for its own thread.
We used to call it Jewlane.
Tell us more about your nephew, r20.
The "MurderS Du Jour" luridly described on the evening N.O. news 365 days a year eventually wears on your New Orleans experience.
[quote]Actually, [R1], acceptance into Tulane is as competitive as Vanderbilt, Rice and Emory.
Bwah! I don't know about the others but bitch please, Rice is definitely more competitive. Yes I am a biased alumnus, but a simple Wikipedia search against the numbers you posted prove me right.
New Orleans is why OP. Duh.
Years ago, New Orleans was seen as a dead end, nothing but tourists and drunks, but nowadays post-Katrina it has a slightly better reputation as a place where things are happening. It has oil money, some reconstruction going on, and young people are more into binge drinking than they used to be.
It's the Harvard of Uptown New Orleans.
[quote]I've never understood why it's so popular with Jewish kids from the East Coast, especially New Jersey and Long Island (one of its nicknames is Jewlane), but that's their #1 market.
Ah that explains it...the girls I know who want to go there are both Jewish. Foolish me, I thought that was a good reason not to go there...it is the south!!! You'll get lynched!!
R24 = Isaias
I'd guess that a lot of people seem to have gone there because it's always been big on public service and the people who were inspired to go to New Orleans because of Katrina ended up wanting to stay/help rebuild the city. Plus, the White House is big on public service, and just in general, younger people these days tend to be a lot more engaged than past generations (I'm 32 and while I've been volunteering my entire adult life...I never once did shit for anyone else until I was 19).
[quote] younger people these days tend to be a lot more engaged than past generations
bitch please...remember the 60's?
It is overrated and impressed with itself. Try asking Tulane grads what kind of jobs they get with just an undergrad degree.
More prestigious universities not far away (Rice, Emory, Vanderbilt) that are less expensive and clearly better stepping stones.
And its law school is ridiculously expensive and impressed with itself. Hard to find good jobs from there. NOLA still sucks economically.
Um, no, I don't remember the 60s because I was born in the 80s. Besides, it was a fairly small educated class of hippies who were into social justice in the 60s. Percentage-wise, I'd wager young people today are far more civic-minded than past generations.
Well I wasn't born in the 60's either but I've read about them r32..I suggest you do...and yes the current "entitlement" generation is very civic minded----ha!
I remember the 60's. LSD, thai sticks, ludes, Woodstock, bell-bottomed jeans, more LSD. I think about totals up what we did for the world back then.
Party on, Garth!
Garth was 1990.
Rice is the better school.
Disgusting fact: Newt Gingrich went to Tulane.
Oh yes, Rice. Alma Mater of the wonderful Alberto Gonzalez.
omg!!!! Breitbart was married to Susannah Bean, the daughter of actor Orson Bean
What would Kitty Carlisle have thought of a thing like that?
Is R32 a parody post? Among the only people in our generation that aren't self centered are the ones that joined the military post 9-11. I can't think of anything else Millennials accomplished.
They let anyone in who pays full boat since Katrina.
[quote]Disgusting fact: Newt Gingrich went to Tulane.
Only for grad school.
I've posted this before, but a friend of mine was in grad school with Mitt, and said that if he ever saw Mitt when he wasn't stoned or drunk, he can't remember it. In fact, he said that Mitt was a rather pleasant fellow who was interested in avoiding the draft, getting high, getting drunk, and screwing as many women as possible.
Christ, not Mitt, Newt.
Sorry, I've been drinking.
omg I have to go there next week! I don't want to! Help!! What about the levees? Is there toxic mold? I'm not even Jewish!!!!
no one? I'm going to be all alone at Tulane? Woe is me.
Wonderful food in New Orleans.
Well I am impressed none of you have been so classless as to mention d-u-k-e.