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Tulane offers its students one-of-a-kind learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Tulane graduates are uniquely prepared for the challenges of the real world.

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Our Core Curriculum: It's Different

All undergraduates share a common core curriculum designed to expose students to a variety of philosophies, academic approaches, and disciplines. In response to an increasingly globalized world, the core curriculum focuses on multidisciplinary academic and community experiences. One highlight of the core curriculum is the value placed on public service. All students are required to participate in one or more service learning courses, which bridge classroom instruction and community practice.

A good example of Tulane’s well rounded approach is Tulane requires its first-year  the requirement for first year students to take a freshman seminar called TIDES. . These courses offer different combinations of disciplines each with a different, unique focus and allow students to explore niche academic interests while also exploring New Orleans.

Our Location: It's Different

Since 1894, Tulane’s campus has been located in our current location in Uptown New Orleans, on historic St. Charles Avenue, across the street from the beautiful Audubon Park.

Since then, our campus has grown to occupy 110 acres stretching 1.5 miles from the beginning of campus on St. Charles Avenue to the end on South Claiborne Avenue. Mature Live Oaks, Crape Myrtles, and Bald Cypress trees line our campus providing beauty and a subtle reminder that our campus was once marshland before its development over 100 years ago.

Our campus features over 110 buildings, including 50 buildings dedicated to housing our 70 plus majors from our 5 undergraduate schools. A number of our graduate programs, including the Tulane Law School, are also housed on our Uptown campus.

While the campus serves as the main hub for academic experience and engagement, the learning environment extends far beyond the walls of the classroom. So much of a Tulane experience is defined by the city that surrounds us. New Orleans is one of the most unique cities in the country and Tulane faculty and students have longed engaged with New Orleans and South Louisiana through service learning, research, and field experiences. We also know that New Orleans is just the first step of the non-traditional classroom opportunities. While Tulane is bounded by our physical location in New Orleans, we The University strives to maintain a global campus with our emphasis on cultivating an international and multicultural climate on campus and engaging the global community through our study abroad programs. More than 30% of Tulane students study abroad as undergraduate through one of our partner programs in another country or through the Independent Scholar Program.

Our Graduates: They're Different

Just as students come from across the country and around the world to purse an interdisciplinary education, they travel far and wide after graduation to join the "real world" through different fields. In order to make sure our grads "land on their feet," we set our graduates them up for success through several undergraduate resources.

  • The Career Services Center and its website https://hiretulane.tulane.edu, which houses career information, field options for different majors, and job postings for more than 1,600 companies
  • A one-credit Career Development Course: “Majors, Internships, and Jobs,” that teaches skills in résumé building, interview preparation, and professional social media
  • Pre-Professional Advising for application and admission to law, medical, dental, physical therapy, and veterinary schools
  • Accelerated graduate programs in Architecture, Business, or Public Health
  • Options to pursue an advanced degree in less time and at a significantly reduced tuition rate through one of 18 different 4+1 Master’s programs in the Liberal Arts and Science & Engineering
  • Early entrance and guaranteed admission programs to Tulane Medicine and Tulane Law

Our Form of Service: It's Different

Tulane was the first private research university in the nation to institute a public service requirement for graduation. Sure, we’re proud of this stat, but we’re even more proud of the fact that at Tulane, public service is qualitative instead of quantitative. It’s not about how many hours you spend volunteering. It’s about what you are doing and who you are helping.

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