Every complete application is read in its entirety, and all information an applicant or her recommenders provide to the Committee on Admission is taken into account.
We look closely at candidates' LSAT scores and undergraduate grade point averages; these tend, in combination, to predict success in the first year at Tulane. In addition, we review each candidate's personal statement, descriptions of work and other activities in and out of college, letters of recommendation (encouraged, but not required), and all other information brought to our attention.
We want individuals who will contribute unique perspectives to the law school educational experience and, therefore, we seek a diverse a group of students. This commitment is reflected in the substantial number of minorities, women, older students, and students from unusual backgrounds represented in the student body, as well as broad geographical and undergraduate school representation.