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Tulane University

Overview

Tulane University is located in New Orleans in the US and has a student body totaling of around 13,500.

As well as being member of the Association of American Universities, a group comprising the top 62 universities in the US and Canada, Tulane is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an institution with very high research activity.

The history of Tulane University dates back to 1834 when it was founded as the Medical College of Louisiana. It merged with the University of Louisiana in 1847 and, following a donation by philanthropist Paul Tulane in the early 1880s, was renamed Tulane University, in 1884, and became a private university.

Today, it offers degrees across 10 different schools, with programs in architecture, business, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical medicine, the sciences and engineering, and social work. 

The uptown campus on St. Charles Avenue has been the main home of Tulane since 1894. Across its 110 acres are 92 buildings that house most of the university’s schools and colleges. It is also where the Yulman Stadium is found, with a capacity of up to 30,000 and where the university’s Green Waves football team plays its matches.

A number of libraries are scattered throughout the university. Its main library, the main Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, houses the Latin American Library and the Maxwell Music Library, as well as special collections that include the Hogan Jazz Archive, the Southeastern Architectural Archive, and rare books and manuscripts.

Notable Tulane alumni include TIME columnist and political scientist Ian Bremmer, co-founder of Yahoo! David Filo, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Kennedy Toole.

Tulane University is highly ranked. U.S. News & World Report's 2017 edition ranked Tulane tied for the 39th among U.S. national universities. Forbes magazine ranked Tulane the 129th in 2016 out of 660 U.S. universities, colleges and service academies. Besides, Tulane held five rankings from The Princeton Review in 2014: Great College Towns (#2), Happiest Students (#4), Best in the Southeast, Colleges With a Conscience, and Party Schools (#17).

  • Year established
    1834
  • Location
    Louisiana
  • Registered students
    13500

Academic specialism

The university has six undergraduate schools:

  • School of Architecture
  • B. Freeman School of Business
  • School of Continuing Studies
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
  • School of Science & Engineering

And there are three graduate schools including:

  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Social Work

The most popular majors by the number of registered students are finance, marketing, psychology, healthcare, communications, business administration and management, biology.

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Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA
United States
LA 70118
United States
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Location

The university is located in New Orleans - a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. New Orleans is located in southeastern Louisiana, straddling the Mississippi River.