How did the year go in admissions at Tulane University for its Class of 2022? In all, 38,813 students applied to the New Orleans, Louisiana-based university. This figure represents a 9% boost in applications from just last year. And it wasn’t just total applications that rose at Tulane this year. Early Decision applications were up as well — by a whopping margin of 37.5%. Tulane has two rounds of its binding Early Decision program. In all, 1,819 students submitting Early Decision applications to Tulane in the hope of becoming members of its Class of 2022. This year marked the most selective admissions cycle in Tulane’s history. The overall admit rate for Tulane’s Class of 2022 stands at 17% — compared to 21% just last year. In the world of college admissions, a 4% admit rate drop, well, in the words of the occupant of the Oval Office, that’s huge.
A Banner Year in Admissions for Tulane University
As reports Mary Cross in Tulane’s press release about its Class of 2022, “[Satyajit Dattagupta, vice president of enrollment management and dean of undergraduate admission] stated that his team’s strategy when admitting the 562 ED students was to choose academically qualified applicants who would find success at Tulane. He added that part of the university’s appeal to incoming students is its well rounded education, noting that the institution is academically in the top 1 percent in the country. ‘Tulane prioritizes a balanced college education, where students learn both inside and outside of the classroom through community service experiences and research opportunities,’ said Dattagupta. The record number of applications can also be attributed to positive rankings in the 2017 Princeton Review for the university’s student experience. The publication ranked the university as No. 4 for happiest students, No. 7 for students who love their college and No. 9 for best quality of life. ‘Tulane is becoming a very popular destination for students that wish to pursue their academic careers in the best college city in the country,’ said Dattagupta.”
Congratulations to all students who earned admission to Tulane University’s Class of 2022!