Founded in 1834, Tulane University combines the very best of a top-tier research university with a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate education.
Tulane is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a university with “very high research activity," placing it in the top 2% of universities nationwide in terms of research. Tulane is also consistently ranked as a top university and considered one of the best universities in the South. Tulane’s mission is to create, communicate, and conserve knowledge in order to enrich the capacity of individuals, organizations, and communities to think, learn, act, and lead with integrity and wisdom. Tulane strives to connect its values and mission to the needs of the community both locally and globally. Faculty and staff lend their expertise to rebuilding efforts, and students gain real-world experience while putting their skills to use in the community.
The average class size of 20 students ensures individual attention from our world-renowned faculty for students at all levels. Hands-on research projects, service-learning projects, and internships give real-world experience in over 75 different academic programs. These undergraduate programs are contained within 5 different schools: the School of Science and Engineering, the School of Liberal Arts, the A.B Freeman School of Business, the School of Architecture, and the School of Public Health. Tulane also offers students the option to receive their undergraduate degree along with their Master’s degree in a condensed 5-year program. These programs are available in areas like Architecture, Accounting, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Computational Science, and Physics, to name a few.
Tulane is the first major research institution to require public service for graduation, ensuring that our students build a portfolio of experience while engaged with classroom activities. The projects our students participate in show them that they can be a fundamental part of community growth regardless of their academic field. These projects are a real-world application of their theoretical courses. These opportunities make our students extremely competitive candidates for internships and jobs. To further their professional experience, Tulane students also work with our Career Service Center and Alumni Relations Office to prepare for the application process and connect with our worldwide network of alumni who work in every field imaginable. This is a common way for students to make connections that lead to job opportunities upon graduation.
During their time at Tulane, students will be engaged both in and outside the classroom. World-renowned leaders from across disciplines travel to campus every year to participate in panel discussions, lead seminars and workshops, and help students discover the real-world application of their academic pursuits. Students also participate in over 200 clubs and organizations on campus, ranging from international and intercultural groups, religious groups, and leadership organizations, to athletics, social groups, and musical performance organizations. These clubs allow students to continue their education outside the classroom and immerse themselves in the unique culture provided by Tulane and New Orleans.
New Orleans is a cultural epicenter of the United States and offers our students unprecedented opportunities for civic engagement and professional development. Forbes Magazine has rated New Orleans the fastest growing city in the United States and among the top 30 cities in the United States for business and careers. U.S. News rated New Orleans number 2 on its list of cities that are magnets for opportunity, attracting ambitious, educated individuals while also being amongst the most culturally vibrant cities in the country. Four years in a city like New Orleans will give students the opportunity to immerse themselves in an entirely unique culture while being a part of one of the largest and most successful urban renewals in the United States. They will be able to explore several of the most stunning parks in the United States, attend cultural festivals on the weekends, and taste cuisine that can be found only in New Orleans.
Located in the Uptown area of New Orleans, Tulane is surrounded by stunning mansions, Audubon Park, Loyola University, and a family-centered neighborhood. Downtown New Orleans is just five miles away, so students have the advantage of a quintessential college campus combined with easy access to a vibrant city. New Orleans offers cultural and professional opportunities that are unavailable elsewhere in the US. Combined with the exceptional educational opportunities at Tulane, New Orleans offers an entirely distinctive undergraduate experience.