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Tulane University (Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies)

  • New Orleans, LA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 58%42%
    student ratio
  • 8,352
    total students
  • $43,150 | $43,150
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 15
    fall application deadline
  • 26%
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 660
    sat math
  • 656
    sat reading
  • 669
    sat writing
  • 30
    act composite

Overview

Tulane University Offers a Comprehensive and Enriching Latin American Studies Program

Latin American Studies majors and minors at Tulane gain comprehensive knowledge about Latin America through a mixture of academic study, specialized training, and research abroad. The program embraces research, linguistic fluency, fieldwork, and direct engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean as essential to critical consciousness.

The program encourages comparative studies that provide a profound understanding of differences among socio-cultural systems developed within Latin America, as well as of differences between Latin American systems and others throughout the hemisphere and globe. While the curriculum is principally intended as a vehicle of liberal education, the program also aims to prepare students contemplating business, commerce, communication, government, or teaching/research careers in Latin America or the United States. Flexibility and creative individual initiative are the keynotes of the program.

Tulane University supports a university curriculum and research agenda that unite academics and action, classroom and communities. Latin American Studies students participate in local and international service projects that address social challenges and foster responsible, global citizenship.

All majors and minors work closely with the undergraduate adviser to create a course of study that meets personal goals as well as university and Stone Center requirements. All undergraduate Latin American Studies students are automatically subscribed to an electronic mailing list that informs students of university and Stone Center deadlines and of Latin America-related events both on and off campus.

Tulane University Presents a Diverse and Imaginative Curriculum in Latin American Studies

The Latin American Studies degree program is one of the most popular courses of study at Tulane, both as a singular major and as a second major. The B.A. degree in Latin American Studies requires a minimum of 30 hours of Latin American content course work selected from various departmental and Latin American Studies (LAST) offerings. Students focus on one of eight thematic concentrations that are the foundation of the interdisciplinary Latin American Studies program at Tulane: Creativity, Encounter, Exchange, Identity, Land, Nation, Peoples, Welfare. Latin American Studies majors must demonstrate linguistic competency in either Spanish or Portuguese. In order to graduate with departmental honors, qualified majors also write an honor's thesis in their final year of study.

The minor in Latin American Studies is a 15-hour program for students majoring in another discipline. The minor is excellent for those students who wish to concentrate their work in a specific discipline yet maintain a Latin American focus in their course work.

Both majors and minors in Latin American Studies are strongly encouraged to participate in study-abroad programs in Latin America, both for the personal and the educational experiences. As a bonus, much of the course work taken abroad counts toward the Latin American Studies programs. The study-abroad offerings include Spanish/Portuguese immersion and English language instruction semester programs in Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Peru and at Tulane's own Costa Rica campus in San José. Select Latin American Study courses are offered in Tulane's programs in Spain. Summer programs include Brazil, Cuba, Chile, Costa Rica and Guatemala. .

Tulane is a reputable research institution with success in many disciplines, demonstrated by the success of centers such as the Newcomb College Institute, The Payson Center for International Development, and the Murphy Institute, among many others that the campus offers. The university consistently maintains its position among the elite research institutions in the nation, receiving national accolades and awards on an annual basis.


Location & Contact

6823 St Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118-5669
USA

Earl Retif

Vice President for Enrollment Management and University Registrar

Phone: 504-865-5731
Fax: 504-862-8715
Email: undergrad.admission@tulane.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Anatomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biostatistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cell Biology and Anatomical Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cell Biology and Histology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ecology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Evolutionary Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Molecular Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication and Journalism Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Modern Greek
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Portuguese
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Corrections
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Homeland Security
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Legal Professions and Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences and Humanities Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics and Statistics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Jewish/Judaic Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

26% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied30,122
    • Accepted7,961
    • Acceptance Rate26%
    • Enrolled8,352
    • Female Applicants18,155
    • Females Accepted4,923
    • Female Acceptance Rate27%
    • Male Applicants11,967
    • Males Accepted3,038
    • Male Acceptance Rate25%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.49
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer June 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 656 620 700
    • SAT Math 660 620 700
    • SAT Writing 669 630 720
    • ACT Composite 30 29 32
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$43,150
    • Out-of-state tuition *$43,150
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$3,780.00
    • Room and board *$12,012.00
    • Room only *$6,862.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planYes
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students8,352
    • Male Student Percentage42%
    • Female Student Percentage58%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino5.91%
    • Black or African American9.05%
    • White or Caucasian71.48%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.38%
    • Asian3.68%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.08%
    • Two or more races2.92%
    • Unknown3.47%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout3.02% representing 79 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students73% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 43%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Yes
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Community Action Council of Tulane Students (CACTUS), Associated Student Body, Tulane University Campus Programming (TUCP), Association of Club Sports (ACS), National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other on and off-campus shuttle service, crime prevention programs, lighted pathways

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball No Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew Yes Division C No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey Yes No No
    • Football No Division A Yes
    • Golf No No No
    • Gymnastics Yes Division C No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division C No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugy Yes Division C No
    • Sailing Yes Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division C No
    • Swimming Yes Division C No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track Yes Division C No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
    • Water polo Yes Division C No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball No Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew Yes Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey Yes No No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Gymnastics Yes Division C No
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugy No No No
    • Sailing Yes Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo Yes Division C No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,140
    • Full-time Percentage59%
    • Part-time Percentage41%
    • Female Percentage40%
    • Male Percentage60%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio9:1 or 7,109 students to 754 faculty


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