Tulane Pre-College creates opportunities for exceptional and curious students to explore college life in a safe and nurturing environment. Through introductions to college-level academic disciplines and the Tulane experience, middle and high school students begin to imagine how they can pursue their academic interests in and out of the classroom and tackle real-world problems, all while taking their college applications to the next level.

Our classes and faculty nurture curiosity, incubate ideas, and encourage young individuals to consider how they can make an impact on the human condition and the world. Tulane Pre-College provides students with an immersive, hands-on experience, access to college life and future career exploration, and a community of motivated and ambitious learners from around the globe.

The Pre-College Experience

Experience

Residential Life

Find out what life at Tulane is all about - from the classroom to what's happening on weekends. You'll meet people from all over the world, take part in the excitement of campus and have the opportunity to explore New Orleans.

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Experience

Pre-Arrival Information

From what to bring to how to get here, find out what you need to know before arriving on campus. Information for students and their families whom are enrolled in the Tulane Pre-College summer program.

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Experience

Day Session

While Tulane Pre-College encourages students to reside on campus and fully experience college life, we also offer a day option in most programs for students who live in the New Orleans metro area and plan to commute to and from campus daily.

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Experience

Extracurricular Activities

There is always an activity to join—or you can spend time with your friends from the programs. We offer weekend and evening recreational activities both on and off campus as well as plenty of down time to read, study, or socialize.

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Experience

Student Success

Read what other prospective students have to say about Tulane Pre-College: "When I heard about this program, I was immediately interested. Not only does it give me the opportunity to excel in women's leadership, it gives me the opportunity to experience college life."

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Experience

FAQ

"Do we have homework?" "What food options are available on campus?" "What do I do when I'm not in class?" See answers to Frequently Asked Questions about our programs, the application, and how to prepare for your Tulane Pre-College experience.

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Tulane Distinctions

From lab to space

Wound-healing technology developed at Tulane by former biomedical engineering graduate students blasted off on the SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship for experiments on the International Space Station. Click the image below to learn more about their project's journey into outer space. Innovation in Orbit

Social work dean honored for ‘visionary’ addiction recovery research

Patrick Bordnick, dean of the Tulane School of Social Work, continues to garner national recognition for his work in the use of virtual reality to treat drug addiction and other behavioral disorders. Read more...

Tulane School of Architecture’s community design center nationally recognized for collaborative approach

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture named Tulane University School of Architecture’s Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design one of only four recipients of its Collaborative Practice Award for the 2018-2019 academic year. Read more...

Yoruba science textbook will be put to the test

This month a Mellon Fellow from Tulane University, Taofeeq Adebayo, will travel to Nigeria to begin teaching middle-school students from a science textbook he translated with four graduate student collaborators from University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Read more...

Facts and Figures

Tulane is rated in the Top 10 in eight categories by The Princeton Review

Tulane offers 100+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries

Tulane's motto is Non sibi, sed suis, "not for one's self, but for one's own

On average, Tulanians log +750,000 hours in the community each year

Tulane ranked No. 1 for the number of graduate students who join the Peace Corps

This year 38,500 students applied to Tulane from 30 countries

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Founded in 1834, Tulane University has the academic traditions and background in the scientific fields, humanities, and the arts to ensure the excellence of its programs. Dedicated staff and faculty, ties to the local community, and hands-on learning come together to provide a transformative educational experience for Pre-College students.

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