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Great teaching, unique and unbelievably numerous courses, research opportunities and students who are the best and brightest are at the core of the Tulane experience.
 
Ok, we know every university says this, but here’s why Tulane is special.
 
We’ve got the credentials – we’re one of the nation’s leading research institutions; we’ve been a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) for nearly 60 years. Our faculty are the cream of the crop, the best of the best, and they’re drawn here because they want to be surrounded by other talented and driven scholars.

First-year Tulane students uncover New Orleans’ hidden history through the TIDES course “New Orleans Cities of the Dead.”
Students discover grave reminders of New Orleans’ past

First-year Tulane students uncover New Orleans’ hidden history through the TIDES course “New Orleans Cities of the Dead.”

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Mehr Manzoor, a Tulane doctoral student and Fulbright scholar, is looking into why women have fewer leadership roles, and working to correct the imbalance. She is pictured here at the World Health Assembly in Geneva earlier this year.
Fulbright Scholar promotes women in health leadership

Mehr Manzoor, a Tulane doctoral student and Fulbright scholar, is looking into why women in global health careers have fewer leadership roles, and working to correct the imbalance.

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This image depicts a dam-break wave at a vertical wall as computed using the moving particle semi-implicit method. It was on display at the Center for Computational Science art show in 
fall 2016.
Art show encourages researchers to paint by numbers

In fall 2008, Ricardo Cortez, director of the Center for Computational Science, helped begin a tradition that brings together minds well versed in numbers and those with an eye for art. The tradition lives on in an annual showing of computational art during which researchers use algorithms and computers to visually present their findings.

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Jesmyn Ward speaks about her experience becoming an acclaimed author and her reaction to being named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow.
MacArthur ‘genius grant’ awarded to Tulane professor, author Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward, an associate professor of English at Tulane University, has been selected as one of the 2017 MacArthur Fellows. The fellowship, also known as the "genius grant," is presented by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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So what else makes us different? You! Maybe you will do a double, triple or quadruple major.  Maybe you will study abroad.  Maybe you will invent something to make life better.
 
What you will definitely do is take advantage of the way Tulane has broken down the silos between schools so it is easy for you to take a creative, designed-just-for-you curriculum.

Suppose neuroscience appeals to you but Shakespeare really gets you, and vice versa. No problem. Your advisors will help chart a course just right for you and your aspirations. To thine own self be true, right?

Tulane University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, doctorate and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tulane University.

According to U.S. News and World Report, Tulane University is among the top national universities in the United States, ranked 40th among the best national universities and in the top 25 for its service learning programs. Tulane is also ranked the 24th most innovative school and the 39th best university by high school counselors.

Entrepreneurship know-how is baked into a Tulane education. Want proof? Five Tulane grads made Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in 2016.

Tulane offers one of the most flexible academic programs around. Students are welcome to take courses across all of our schools in any major they choose, and many double or even triple major in different fields.