Tulane University

Undergraduate Admission

Life at Tulane

Tulane provides an ideal college setting for students from all over the world. 

Tulane is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. Tulane was founded in 1834 as one of the nation’s first medical schools. Today, Tulane offers degrees in science and engineering, public health, architecture, and business. Tulane’s faculties are some of the most distinguished scholars in the world. Tulane is one of only a few top research institutions in the United States where almost all undergraduate courses are taught by full-time faculty, each of whom is highly respected in his or her field. Small classes are the norm and Tulane’s faculty members are accessible and approachable. Students and faculty often develop strong relationships. Many students keep in touch with their professors long after they graduate from Tulane.

Academics at Tulane:

The School of Science and Engineering
Combining theoretical study and research with hands-on training, the School of Science and Engineering challenges students to solve the kinds of problems confronted every day in the worlds of business and industry. Students have an opportunity to learn from a world-class research institution while enjoying the close faculty interactions generally found only at a smaller college.

The School of Architecture
The diverse architectural styles of New Orleans are an ideal environment in which to study the art and science of architecture. Tulane University students have the opportunity to learn design, theory, and preservation techniques in a city with more than 35,000 buildings on the National Historic Register.

A.B. Freeman School of Business
Outstanding faculty and innovative educational programs consistently earn the A.B. Freeman School of Business a ranking among the best of the top undergraduate business schools in the United States. The Freeman School has outstanding facilities, including a state-of-the-art stock trading room.

The School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Today, the world is experiencing substantial environmental degradation and threats to public health. The need for public health professionals worldwide has never been greater.  Tulane’s School of Public Health is nationally recognized and historically significant. The school grew out of attempts to control tropical diseases in the 19th century. It has evolved into one of the world’s leaders in public health education.

The School of Liberal Arts
Study in the liberal arts provides superb preparation for any and all careers, and liberal arts disciplines emphasize skills that are necessary to every professional pursuit, like as writing and oral communication as well as analytical reading comprehension. Tulane offers a prestigious liberal arts education enhanced by uncommon opportunities. The liberal arts curriculum takes the traditional disciplines at the heart of education and gives them new life. Subjects such as English, economics, political science and art gain added relevance in the classroom of inspiring faculty members.

Extra-curricular Activities:

Tulane’s academics are balanced with a rich social life. Nearly all our students travel a good distance to attend Tulane. Few students ever leave Tulane or New Orleans on weekends. An international student can rest assured that their weekends and free time will be well spent with an active Tulane student body.

Tulane has more than 200 student organizations on campus. There is something for everyone. Student government, paraprofessional societies, performance opportunities, student media, public service and other organizations bring students together to meet and grow. Student groups also offer numerous opportunities to gain leadership experience.

Many students participate in various athletic organizations on campus. You can chose from intercollegiate, intramural or club sports programs. Tulane has more than two dozen active club sports, including rowing, soccer, martial arts, volleyball, water skiing and more.
The Reily Student Recreation Center, a $10.5 million state-of-the-art facility, features an indoor track, Olympic sized indoor pool and diving area, outdoor social pool, racquetball courts, weight room, saunas, aerobic studios, several gymnasiums for basketball and volleyball and a refreshment bar. The Reily Center is an excellent place to meet and make friends, relieve stress and maintain a healthy life style.

Music can be enjoyed at the many concerts Tulane offers on campus. If you enjoy playing music, we have 13 different orchestras, choirs, and bands for our students. You can also learn how to play a new instrument through our music department.

 If acting is more to your taste, please explore our three major theatre groups or our Newcomb Dance Company. Visit the department homepage: Tulane’s Theatre and Dance program.

Tulane has a famous art program. The pottery  our students made in the early 20th century is now extremely valuable and highly collected. You can take courses in painting, photography, ceramics or glass making. We encourage students in all majors to participate in the arts.

If you should ever find certain aspects of American culture confusing, please feel free to visit the Office for International Students and Scholars. They have a wealth of knowledge about laws, regulations, and opportunities in the United States. They are also your expert on your student visa. The Office for International Students and Scholars issues the I-20.

If you wish to see the many examples of lectures, concerts and cultural events offered regularly at Tulane, please visit the Tulane calendar.

Theatre, music, lectures, music, and sports certainly make on campus life exciting at Tulane. However, you would be missing a lot if you did not also take advantage of the wonderful city of New Orleans.

New Orleans is one of the world’s most captivating cities. Its rich history has been influenced by cultures around the globe, including Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and beyond! New Orleans is our nation’s largest port. Consequently, in addition to being a very friendly city, it is also very cosmopolitan. New Orleans is world famous for its wonderful food and music, particularly jazz. New Orleans is also famous for its many festivals including Voodoo Fest, French Quarter Fest, Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest

Our students take advantage of all that New Orleans has to offer: global cuisine, world-class museums and galleries, and stimulating internship and job opportunities. Living in New Orleans will be one of your favorite aspects of attending Tulane. .

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Campus Photo
Tulane's campus has two main quads, the Academic Quad (shown above) and Newcomb Quad.

Did You Know?

Tulane has more than 200 majestic live oaks shading its campus.