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Tulane University welcomes Class of 2021 to campus for Move-In Day

August 23, 2017 2:00 PM
        

 

Mike Strecker
mstreck@tulane.edu
504-865-5210

 

 

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

 

WHAT:     More than 1,890 freshmen —Tulane’s largest and most diverse first-year class ever— will arrive on campus Friday to move into their student residences for Move-In Day.   

WHO:       Incoming students and their families, Tulane President Mike Fitts, Satyajit Dattagupta, vice president of enrollment management, and other Tulane officials.

WHEN:     9 a.m., Friday, Aug. 25 

WHERE:     President Fitts will greet students and families at Butler House, Wall Residential College, Paterson House, Sharp, Monroe, Warren House and Josephine Louise residence halls. View a campus map here.

MORE:  The first-year class includes a projected 1,897 students. Here's a look at the Class of 2021 by the numbers:

  •     35,622 students applied to Tulane this year; 21 percent were admitted.
  •     22 percent are students of color.  
  •     5 percent are international, representing 29 countries or territories: China, India, Panama, Ecuador, Turkey, Vietnam, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, South Korea, South Sudan, Taiwan, Thailand, Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Lebanon, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom, Venezuela plus the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
  •     Top states represented this year are: Louisiana (222), New York (218), California (174), Illinois (141), New Jersey (118), Texas (113), Florida (103) and Massachusetts (101). 

The annual arrival of Tulane students on campus has a big impact on the local economy.  A recent report estimated that Tulane students from outside New Orleans have a $133.5 million annual spending impact, supporting 1,520 full-time equivalent local jobs.