INSTITUTION: AN OVERVIEW
Tulane University, founded in 1834, is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, it takes pride in being a part of this select group of universities with “preeminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research.” The schools and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine, and public health and tropical medicine. Tulane educates approximately 13,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Tulane’s uptown campus includes 110 acres and 89 buildings, housing the majority of its schools and colleges. The downtown campus has several divisions: School of Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, School of Social Work, and Tulane Medical Center. The downtown campus also houses many of Tulane’s non-academic offices such as Advancement, Government Relations, Human Resources, Internal Audit and Information Technology. The North Shore campus is home to the Tulane National Primate Research Center in Covington, La.
The School of Professional Advancement has a satellite campus in Elmwood Business Park in Jefferson Parish, LA. The F. Edward Hebert Research Center, near Belle Chasse, LA, provides research facilities in medicine and environmental, behavioral, and computer sciences. The A. B. Freeman School of Business offers Executive and Professional MBA programs at its satellite campus in Houston, Texas.
Research in many disciplines has flourished at Tulane through the establishment of centers such as the Newcomb College Institute, the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Middle American Research Institute, the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research, the Murphy Institute, the Tulane Cancer Center, the Tulane Center for Gene Therapy, and the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women. The university is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a university with “very high research activity.” Of more than 4,300 higher educational institutions rated by the foundation, Tulane remains in a prestigious category that includes only two percent of universities nationwide. Tulane strives to connect its values and mission to the needs of the city of New Orleans, the state, and the nation.
The undergraduate experience is marked by close student-faculty interaction, a variety of campus programs, and a diverse student body representing all 50 states and more than 40 different countries. Tulane undergraduates have full-time faculty teaching them right from the start.
With over 5,000 employees, Tulane is the largest employer in New Orleans. The university is dedicated to attracting and retaining the very best faculty, staff, and students as it moves forward toward its goal of universal recognition as one of the world’s preeminent educational and research institutions.
Tulane University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, doctorate, and professional degrees.