|Students who got into TU say:|
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| | I had a relatively low GPA (3.45) and a good score of 1940 on my SAT. I think what got me in was a well-written essay and a lot of extra-curriculars. I played multiple sports and was 3 sport captain, newspaper, volunteer, played instrument, all that. I also sent in an art portfolio since I did art, which I think really helped me. Try and show Tulane that you are more than grades; they'll really appreciate that.
I attended a well known high school and did many MANY extracurriculars. I was in three varsity sports, starred in plays, and I got a somewhat decent SAT in the 1200s. (that's pretty low compared to other Engineering majors at Tulane, but I had a nauseating amount of activities after school) I had a pretty good GPA (better GPA compared to my friends in high school with 1400s) and I took challenging AP classes. I visited the campus, and attended all the seminars that Tulane held in my area, and I made sure that I asked all of the questions, leaving my parents out of the process. DO NOT. I repeat. DO NOT LET YOUR PARENTS TAKE OVER. I know it's hard, and some of your parents might whine about it, but in the eyes of interviewers and university representatives, it makes you look so much better, and gives you more visibility as a prospective student among many. It felt really good when the representatives could recognize me by name.
| Mechanical Engineering|
| Sep 28 2005 |
Take the most challenging classes in high school. Stay committed to a couple of extra-curriculars. Colleges like to see that you showed continuous interest in something like a sport, club or job, rather than being in fifty clubs for only half a year. Apply early, this school accepts a large percentage of the students who apply early.
| History/Histories (art history/etc.)|| Dec 28 2004 |
I was not Greek, but I had many friends who were and who thoroughly enjoyed it. Many of the Fraternities and Sorities had steriotypes. I don't know how many were true, but the way it seemed was that they lived up to their reputations. Even though Greek life is very fun for some, you will not feel left out if you choose not to go Greek. I also was involved in a community service group and gymnastics club. There are many different activities to get involved in (some that I didn't ever even knew existed). I was very much into sports at tulane. I liked the basketball games (especially against loyola) and football is what you make of it (so we may not be that good, but it is fun) Baseball is great and we are good(we do have a rather big fan base here) Our Tennis team has been quite decent these past couple of years (plus you get free hotdogs at the games) That is just to mention a few. Besides sports and humane societies and greek life, there are also many academic groups that you can join.
| Business - Management and Administration|| Sep 08 2004 |