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1555 Poydras Street
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New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504-247-1231


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Tulane university is one of the nation's leading educational and research institutions. Founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Tulane offers degrees in architecture, business, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical medicine, the sciences and engineering, and social work.



Non sibi, sed suis, translated as "not for one's self, but for one's own."


Founding Dates

  • 1834, as Medical College of Louisiana
  • 1847, Medical College merges with University of Louisiana
  • 1884, Louisiana Legislature authorizes the Tulane Educational Fund to reorganize the University of Louisiana as a private institution and rename it Tulane University of Louisiana

Tulane History


Academic Divisions


Enrollment 2012-13

  • Undergraduate: 8,423
  • Graduate and Professional: 5,063
  • Total: 13,486 - 7,507 females and 5,979 males


Tuition & Fees 2012-13

  • $45,240, Newcomb-Tulane College
  • $45,240, School of Law
  • $54,255, School of Medicine
  • $1,023/credit hour (tuition only), School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • $1,399/credit hour (tuition only), A.B. Freeman School of Business graduate business program
  • $865/credit hour (tuition only), School of Social Work
  • $312/credit hour (tuition only), School of Continuing Studies

Class of 2016

Tulane's class of 2016 is a diverse group, composed of over 1,640 students from 46 states and 16 foreign countries and Puerto Rico. International students hail from China, Canada, India, the UK, Thailand, Columbia, Korea, Austraila, Azerbaijan, Finland, Ireland, Japan, Paraguay, Singapore, South Africa, and Venezuela.

The class of 2016 also boasts impressive credentials. Sixty percent of incoming first-year students were in the top 10 percent of their high school class and 90 percent were in the top 25 percent.


Financial Aid

Average financial aid package awarded to 2011-12 entering first-year students with financial need: $33,176.

Financial Aid



  • Tulane's uptown campus includes 110 acres and 80 buildings, housing the majority of its schools and colleges.
  • The F. Edward Hebert Research Center, near Belle Chasse, La., provides research facilities in medicine and environmental, behavioral and computer sciences.
  • The School of Continuing Studies has satellite campuses in Elmwood Business Park in Jefferson Parish, La., and Biloxi, Miss.
  • The downtown Health Sciences campus has several divisions: School of Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane Medical Center, Technology Services, and Government Relations.
  • The North Shore campus is home to the Tulane National Primate Research Center in Covington, La.
  • The A.B. Freeman School of Business offers Executive and Professional MBA programs at its satellite campus in Houston, Texas.



  • The main Howard-Tilton Memorial Library houses the Latin American Library and the Maxwell Music Library. The Rudolph Matas Library is located in the School of Medicine.
  • The Special Collections Division in Jones Hall includes the Hogan Jazz Archive, Southeastern Architectural Archive, University Archives, Rare Books and Manuscripts and the Louisiana Collection.
  • Other libraries include architecture, botany, business, law, mathematics, natural history, primate research, race relations and ethnic history and women's studies.


Intercollegiate Athletics

  • NCAA Division-I Bowl
  • Member of Conference USA
  • Nickname: Green Wave
  • Mascot: Riptide, the pelican
  • Colors: Green and blue



Full-time Personnel

  • Faculty: approximately 1,140
  • Staff: approximately 2,970


Senior Administrators

  • Scott S. Cowen, president
  • Yvette M. Jones, executive vice president for university relations and development
  • Michael A. Bernstein, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost
  • Anthony P. Lorino, senior vice president for operations and chief financial officer
  • Banjamin P. Sachs, senior vice president and dean, School of Medicine
  • Charlie McMahon, vice president of information technology and chief technology officer
  • Victoria D. Johnson, general counsel
  • Anne P. Banos vice president for administrative services
  • Richard P. Dickson, director of athletics


Board of Tulane

  • James M. Lapeyre, Jr., chair
  • 38 active members
  • 35 emeritus members

Board of Tulane and Senior Administrators


Renewal Plan

View the complete Renewal Plan


Tulane Rankings

  • Tulane University was twice names by Kaplan/Newsweek's college guide as one of the 25 "Hot Schools" in the nation in 2002 and 2008.
  • According to the U.S. News and World Report, Tulane University is among the top national universities in the United States, ranked 51st among the best national universities and in the top 27 for its service learning programs. The magazine also ranked Tulane 12th among "Up-and-Coming" schools and 33rd in its "High School Counselor's Picks."
  • The A.B. Freeman School of Business is highly ranked by numerous business publications. The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine rank the school 14th on its list of Top Graduate Programs for Entrepreneurs. Forbes magazine ranks it 52nd overall and 28th among private universities; London's Financial Times ranks its EMBA program 64th internationally and 22nd nationally and its MBA program 61st internationally and 35th nationally and its MFN program 30th internationally and 3rd nationally; U.S. News and World Report ranks its undergraduate program 46th and its MBA program 43rd; America Economia ranks its MBA program 20th nationally and 30th internationally; Bloomberg Businessweek ranks the MBA program 35th nationally.
  • U.S. News and World Report ranked the School of Law 48th in the nation and its environmental law program sixth. The National Jurist named Tulane one of the top 20 most innovative law schools.
  • In its most recent report, the Gourman Report of Undergraduate and Professional Programs in American and International Universities ranked Tulane's Latin American studies program second in the United States.
  • U.S. News and World Report ranked the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 13th in the nation and its healthcare management program 25th.
  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranked Tulane 40th among the country's top 200 "best values in private colleges."
  • Tulane University ranked 32nd overall and 17th among private universities in income received from technology transfer.
  • Newsweek ranked Tulane 19th among the country's 25 "most service-minded schools."
  • Tulane ranks 18th amongst medium-sized colleges and universities that produce the most Peace Corps Volunteers.

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