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Tulane Admits 11% of Applicants for the Class of 2024

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Gabby Abrams, News Editor

May 15, 2020

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. Tulane University admitted 11% of the nearly 44,000 applicants for the Class of 2024. This is the largest applicant pool in the school's history, marki...

Fitts delivers State of the University address, outlines Tulane’s projects and goals

Fitts gives his State of the University address

Campbell Lutz, Senior Staff Reporter

September 6, 2019

Each year, President Michael Fitts hosts a State of the University address. Aimed primarily at Tulane staff, the speech outlines the University’s latest achievements and biggest goals. At this year’s address, hosted in McAlister Auditorium on Friday afternoon, Fitts hoped to highlight Tulane’s increasi...

Ten quick questions at Tulane: Jeff Schiffman, Director of Undergraduate Admissions


Deeya Patel, News Editor

August 28, 2019

Tulane is home to many interesting people who influence the lives of students and shape the entire community. Some students, however, are only vaguely aware of the work these people do. Through our new column, Ten quick questions at Tulane, we hope to shed light on the lives, careers and initiatives...

Center for Academic Equity offers resources for first-generation students

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Nile Pierre, News Editor

March 28, 2019

The Class of 2022 is the most racially diverse class in Tulane’s history. With this increased diversity, however, comes the need to support different populations on campus, including first-generation college students. The National Center for Education Statistics defines first-generation students as t...

College admissions scandal must focus on those impacted most

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Michael Chen, General Associate Editor

March 20, 2019

In a world where one’s college education is increasingly impacts their success in today’s workforce, many people prioritize having a college degree as an essential path towards financial gain and job stability. With an increasing pool of applicants to colleges and universities nationwide, however,...

Money matters: Tulane reduces merit aid budget, increases need-based financial aid spending

Money matters: Tulane reduces merit aid budget, increases need-based financial aid spending

Mark Winokur, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

Though the price of tuition at Tulane is higher than at many of its peer institutions, Tulane’s merit-based scholarships have allowed some high-performing students to attend for a fraction of the regular cost of tuition. In 2012, Tulane offered more than $20,500 in merit aid per person to a th...

Professor Profile: Mohan Ambikaipaker encourages students to recognize Tulane’s history


Kila Moore, Associate Editor

April 26, 2018

Beneath the humble, fatherly appearance of Mohan Ambikaipaker lies a passionate educator. As an Associate Professor in the Tulane University Department of Communications, he is fervent about empowering students to ignite change in the world. This year Ambikaipaker earned tenure. He allocates his time betw...

Class of 2022 brings change to admissions strategy

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Peter Kintner, Contributing Reporter

March 14, 2018

Moving from 30 percent to 17 percent in just two years, Tulane's acceptance rate has plummeted since 2015. Two factors have contributed to this rapid rise in selectivity: a dramatic increase in the number of applications and an increasing number of students who accept offers of admission to the school...

Tulane Admission promises not to penalize prospective students for protests


Sanjali De Silva, News Editor

February 25, 2018

This week, Tulane Director of Admission Jeff Schiffman pledged that Tulane would not penalize prospective students for advocating for what they believe in and participating in peaceful protests. “Here at Tulane, we understand that diversity of thought, and the ability to express it, is one of th...

Resisting the Storm: Puerto Rican Freshman Pura Arroyo Morales

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Cam Lutz, Senior Staff Reporter

February 1, 2018

The start of the spring semester brought 15 new students from Puerto Rico to Tulane. The Hullabaloo thought they deserved a formal introduction in our newest feature Resisting the Storm. A few weeks after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island of Puerto Rico, Tulane announced its plan to admit Puerto Ri...

Diversity Discrepancies: Admission data reveals missing numbers in Tulane’s most diverse class

Diversity Discrepancies: Admission data reveals missing  numbers in Tulane’s most diverse class

Kila Moore, Associate Intersections Editor

November 16, 2017

"I sit in a class of 80 people and I am able to count the number of people of color on my two hands," Lauryn Hudson, a member of Tulane's Class of 2021, said. "And sometimes I can count them on one." Though the Office of Undergraduate Admission has made efforts to increase diversity, many students said they ...

Bursting at the seams: Tulane adjusts for two biggest classes in history

Bursting at the seams: Tulane adjusts for two biggest classes in history

Fiona Grathwohl and Jonathon Marks

September 13, 2017

Following the enrollment of the two largest classes in Tulane's history, the Tulane administration and campus facilities are making necessary changes to accommodate student needs. The Class of 2020 already hit an all-time high for student enrollment with a class size of 1,849 students, exceeding ...