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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.

Tulane's new Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering will educate a new breed of scientists, engineers, planners and decision-makers. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Rivers and coasts are the focus of new academic department at Tulane University

The Tulane University School of Science and Engineering has created a first-of-its-kind academic department dedicated to research and education in river-coastal issues.

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School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine doctoral student Ted Miles will research parental attitudes toward adolescent gender and sexuality and their effects on HPV vaccinations in Peru as a Fogarty Global Health Fellow. (Photograph provided by Ted M
Fogarty program bolsters research network for students

Tulane is among a consortium of universities training the next generation of global health researchers as part of the Global Health Fellows Program funded by the Fogarty International Center.

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Copies of "The Outsider" feature Louise “Gypsy Lou” Webb as the cover model for volumes 1 (left) and 2 (center). In the early 1960s, Jon and Louise Webb began printing "The Outsider" and books such as "It Catches My Heart in Its Hands" by Charles Bukowski
Works of 'Outsiders’ housed in legendary Loujon Press collection

Around 1961 in New Orleans, Loujon Press began producing The Outsider, a high-quality print publication whose mission was to pro­vide exposure to new, edgy, underground literature by lesser-known artists in the burgeoning literary scene.

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Tulane University has partnered with 'NolaVie Magazine' to produce ViaNolaVie, a new archival website that fosters connections to New Orleans’ culture. The new project emerged from a 2015 redesign of MediaNOLA, a site that Tulane professor of communicatio
ViaNolaVie preserves vibrancy of local culture

Tulane University partners with NolaVieMagazine to produce ViaNolaVie, a new archival website that fosters connections to New Orleans’ culture.

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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 39th among the best national universities and in the top 27 for its service learning programs. Tulane is also ranked the 42nd best university by high school counselors and 23rd among the best colleges for veterans.

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.