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Tulane University is one of the nation's most prestigious 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."
- 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
- Provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, Michael A. Bernstein
- Newcomb-Tulane College, James MacLaren, dean
- A. B. Freeman School of Business, Ira Solomon, dean
- School of Architecture, Kenneth Schwartz, dean
- School of Continuing Studies, Richard A. Marksbury, dean
- School of Law, David D. Meyer, dean
- School of Liberal Arts, Carole Haber, dean
- School of Medicine, Lee Hamm, dean and senior vice president
- School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Pierre Buekens, dean
- School of Science and Engineering, Nicholas J. Altiero, dean
- School of Social Work, Ronald E. Marks, dean
- Undergraduate: 8,423
- Graduate and Professional: 5,063
- Total: 13,486 — 7,507 females and 5,979 males
Enrollment Profiles and Undergraduate Admission
- $46,930, Newcomb-Tulane College
- $47,080, School of Law
- $55,905, School of Medicine
- $1,064/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
- $899/credit hour (tuition only), School of Social Work
- $322/credit hour (tuition only), School of Continuing Studies
Tulane's class of 2017 is a diverse group, composed of over 1,610 students from 45 states and 19 foreign countries. International students hail from Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, France, India, South Korea, Panama, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Belgium, Poland, Peru and Japan.
The class of 2017 also boasts impressive credentials with an average SAT score of 1332. They are also a diverse class, representing minority groups and communities from throughout the country. This includes students from the Posse Foundation, which recruits and prepares talented public high school students from New Orleans and other urban areas to attend highly selective universities like Tulane.
Average financial aid package awarded to 2013-14 entering first-year students with financial need: $34,542.
- 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., Biloxi, Miss., and in Madison, Miss.
- The downtown Health Sciences campus has several divisions: School of Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane Medical Center and Technology Services.
- 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.
- NCAA Division I-Bowl
- Member of Conference USA
- Nickname: Green Wave
- Mascot: Riptide, the pelican
- Colors: Green and blue
- Faculty: approximately 1,175
- Staff: approximately 3,030
- 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
- Lee Hamm, 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. Baños, chief of staff and vice president for administrative services
- Richard P. Dickson, director of athletics
- Darryl D. Berger, chair
- 38 active members
- 35 emeritus members
Board of Tulane and Senior Administrators
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- Tulane University was twice named by Kaplan/Newsweek's college guide as one of the 25 "Hot Schools" in the nation in 2002 and 2008.
- According to 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, 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 40th; 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.
- 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.
For more information about Tulane University: tulane.edu