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Tulane College Visit

by Susan Lee, Director of College Counseling

One of the many enjoyable things that we do as College Counselors is visit colleges.  As we tell students and parents, there is no better way to get to know a school.   The opportunity to talk to students, professors and admissions people is invaluable in our work with Urban families.   This past week, I was invited to Tulane University in New Orleans to participate in a tour for counselors from schools around the country.  I would like to share some of my observations from my visit….10 things that I learned from my visit to Tulane:

  1. Tulane, like the city of New Orleans, had an opportunity to re-envision and redesign after Hurricane Katrina.  In many ways, it is different from the school that it was 10 years ago.
  2. One of those differences is a comprehensive, university wide service learning program and a focus on public service in the New Orleans community. (Sound familiar, Urban?)
  3. Tulane is one of the few colleges that is considered a research university, but has small class sizes taught by full time faculty.  It has the feel of a liberal arts college. 
  4. Tulane has one of the best jazz archives in the country.  It will be available online – for free – very soon. 
  5. There is a strong sense of community and lots to do on campus….
  6. …. yet, it is difficult to separate Tulane from the unique and exciting city of New Orleans.  Students love the city and get off campus often to experience what it has to offer. 
  7. Tulane awards generous merit aid.
  8. New Orleans is a great city for foodies – one of the few that gives San Francisco some competition. 
  9. Music is everywhere and there are a variety of festivals throughout the year (not just Mardi Gras).
  10. Tulane students love their school.


Posted by lgersick on Tuesday January, 28, 2014 at 01:53PM


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