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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.

During The Big Reveal of Tulane University's "Only the Audacious" campaign, Tulane professor of English Jesmyn Ward is led in a game of word association by English Department Chair Michael Kuczynski.
Word play with Jesmyn Ward

During The Big Reveal of Tulane University's "Only the Audacious" campaign, Tulane professor of English Jesmyn Ward is led in a game of word association by English Department Chair Michael Kuczynski. View the video.

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In the first entry of the Success Center’s new video series, “The Untold Story of Failure,” 1996 Tulane Law School alumna Kali Jones (center of bottom row) tells her story of finding her place as a student and overcoming fear of judgment.
Tulane Success Center focuses on overcoming failure

The Tulane Success Center is telling “The Untold Story of Failure” through videos featuring students, faculty, alumni and staff candidly sharing stories of triumph over unpredictable setbacks.

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Members of BreakOUT! celebrate during the annual Transgender March of Resilience in 2015. The image is one of many to be preserved within the Newcomb Archives.
Tulane preserves digital histories of LGBTQ activism in the South

Through the recent acquisition of records from the youth LGBTQ organization BreakOUT!, Newcomb Archives is telling the group’s story of empowering the LGBTQ community in New Orleans.

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Tulane professor Jesmyn Ward won her second National Book Award with her new book, Sing, Unburied, Sing, and became the first woman to win the award on multiple occasions.
Tulane professor Jesmyn Ward becomes first woman to claim two National Book Awards

Tulane University’s Jesmyn Ward is the first woman to win multiple National Book Awards as her latest novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, was named the 2017 National Book Award winner in fiction on Wednesday night in New York. Ward previously collected the fiction award in 2011 for her novel Salvage the Bones, a gripping family saga that takes place in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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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.