Tulane University

Address

Office of Admissions and Student AFfairs / 131 S. Robertson Street, Suite 1550 / SL-67 / New Orleans, LA USA 70112-2699

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
125
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Private
Year Founded
1834
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
Unranked
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 4M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.65
Median MCAT
511
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
Yes
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()

Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
No
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Early
Secondary Fee
$125
Other Tests
CASPer

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22 - '23)

1. Tulane University School of Medicine’s mission statement states: We improve human health and foster healthy communities through discovery and translation of the best science into clinical practice and education; to deliver the highest quality patient care and prepare the next generation of distinguished clinical and scientific leaders. Briefly describe the reasons for your interest in Tulane University School of Medicine. (150 words)

2. What disparities in health do you believe are pertinent to the New Orleans patient population? How would you attempt to address them as a medical student at Tulane? You may support your answer by using past involvement working in a similar patient population to compare and/or describe your interest in any student activities offered at Tulane or in New Orleans. (150 words)

3. Who knows you best and how would they describe you? (150 words)

4. What have you been pursuing since you graduated? (No word max)

5. Please list any leadership positions (clubs, organizations, paid work) you may have held. (100 words)

6. Please list your hobbies and major non-academic interest. (150 words)

7. In what ways did the COVID-19 pandemic alter/interrupt your medical school application? (No word max)

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. Tulane University School of Medicine values the diversity of its patients, faculty, staff, and students. Do you identify with a particular group that you believe is underrepresented among medical professionals? These include groups oriented around, but not limited to: ethnicity, race, sexuality, religion, disability, and economic background. (60 words)

Essay Topics ('21 - '22)

1. Briefly describe the reasons for your interest in Tulane University School of Medicine. (150 words)

2. Tulane University School of Medicine’s mission statement states: We improve human health and foster healthy communities through discovery and translation of the best science into clinical practice and education; to deliver the highest quality patient care and prepare the next generation of distinguished clinical and scientific leaders. Briefly describe how community service contributed to your education and your passion for medicine. (150 words)

3. Please list any leadership positions, in clubs or organizations, you may have held. (100 words)

4. Please list your hobbies and major non-academic interests. (150 words)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

Briefly describe the reasons for your interest in Tulane University School of Medicine:
(150 Words)

Tulane University School of Medicine’s mission statement states: We improve human health and foster healthy communities through discovery and translation of the best science into clinical practice and education; to deliver the highest quality patient care and prepare the next generation of distinguished clinical and scientific leaders. Briefly describe how community service contributed to your education and your passion for medicine?
(150 Words)

List any leadership positions, in clubs or organizations, you may have held:
(100 Words)

Please list your hobbies and major non-academic interests:
(150 Words)

*OPTIONAL ESSAYS
Tulane University School of Medicine values the diversity of its patients, faculty, staff, and students. Do you identify with a particular group that you believe is underrepresented among medical professionals? These include groups oriented around, but not limited to: ethnicity, race, sexuality, religion, disability, and economic background.
(60 Words)

In what ways did the COVID-19 pandemic alter/interrupt your medical school application?
(No maximum)

OPTIONAL ESSAY(S)

1. Tulane University School of Medicine values the diversity of its patients, faculty, staff, and students. Do you identify with a particular group that you believe is underrepresented among medical professionals? These include groups oriented around, but not limited to: ethnicity, race, sexuality, religion, disability, and economic background. (60 words)

2. In what ways did the COVID-19 pandemic alter/interrupt your medical school application? (no limit)

Essay Topics ('19 - '20)

Briefly describe the reasons for your interest in Tulane University School of Medicine (150 words)

Tulane University School of Medicines mission statement states: We improve human health and foster healthy communities through discovery and translation of the best science into clinical practice and education; to deliver the highest quality patient care and prepare the next generation of distinguished clinical and scientific leaders. Briefly describe how community service contributed to your education and your passion for medicine? (150 words)

List any leadership positions, in clubs or organizations, you may have held during college (100 words)

Please list your hobbies and major non-academic interests (100 words)

The following question is optional. Declining to answer this question will not negatively impact your application in any way.

Tulane University School of Medicine values the diversity of its patients, faculty, staff, and students. Do you identify with a particular group that you believe is underrepresented among medical professionals? These include groups oriented around, but not limited to: ethnicity, race, sexuality, religion, and economic background. (60 words)

Essay Topics ('18 -'19)

1. Briefly describe the reasons for your interest in Tulane University School of Medicine (150 words)

2. List any leadership positions, in clubs or organizations, you may have held during college (100 words)

3. Please list your hobbies and major non-academic interests (150 words)

4. Tulane University School of Medicine values the diversity of its patients, faculty, staff, and students. Do you identify with a particular group that you believe is underrepresented among medical professionals? These include groups oriented around, but not limited to: ethnicity, race, sexuality, religion, and economic background (60 words)-Optional

If you've already graduated from college there is another prompt:

1. What have you been pursuing since graduation? (150 words)

Essay Topics ('17 - '18)

"Briefly describe the reasons for your interest in Tulane University School of Medicine" (150 words)

"List any leadership positions, in clubs or organizations, you may have held during college" (100 words)

"Please list your hobbies and major non-academic interests" (150 words)

"Tulane University School of Medicine values the diversity of its patients, faculty, staff, and students. Do you identify with a particular group that you believe is underrepresented among medical professionals? These include groups oriented around, but not limited to: ethnicity, race, sexuality, religion, and economic background" (60 words)-Optional

What have you been pursuing since graduation? (150 words)

Essay Topics ('16 - '17)

1. Briefly describe the reasons for your interest in Tulane University School of Medicine (150 Words):

2. Have you graduated? What have you been pursuing since you graduated? (150 Words)

3. Are you participating or have you participated in a study abroad program at your university? Please give a short description (100 Words):

4. List any leadership positions, in clubs or organizations, you may have held during college (100 words):

5. Please list your hobbies and major non-academic interests (150 words):

6. Are you currently working or have worked for one of the following organizations? (Americorps, Peace Corps, Teach for America) If yes, please describe your work if you have worked or currently working with one of the organizations. (100 words)

7. Are you currently volunteering abroad or have you volunteered abroad? If yes please give a short description (150 words)

Essay Topics ('15 - '16)

1. Briefly describe the reasons for your interest in Tulane University School of Medicine (150 Words):

2. Have you graduated? What have you been pursuing since you graduated? (150 Words)

3. Are you participating or have you participated in a study abroad program at your university? Please give a short description (100 Words):

4. List any leadership positions, in clubs or organizations, you may have held during college (100 words):

5. Please list your hobbies and major non-academic interests (150 words):

6. Are you currently working or have worked for one of the following organizations? (Americorps, Peace Corps, Teach for America) If yes, please describe your work if you have worked or currently working with one of the organizations. (100 words)

7. Are you currently volunteering abroad or have you volunteered abroad? If yes please give a short description (150 words)

Essay Topics ('14 - '15)

1. Briefly describe the reasons for your interest in Tulane University School of Medicine (150 Words):

2. Have you graduated? What have you been pursuing since you graduated? (150 Words)

3. Are you participating or have you participated in a study abroad program at your university? Please give a short description (100 Words):

4. List any leadership positions, in clubs or organizations, you may have held during college (100 words):

5. Please list your hobbies and major non-academic interests (150 words):

Essay Topics ('13 - '14)

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