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Let’s get the basic facts out of the way: We were founded in 1834, making us one of the oldest research institutions in the nation. We’re one of just 62 members of the Association of American Universities—the pre-­eminent group of research institutions in North America—and ranked in the top two percent of universities by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Nearly a third of our 13,500 students are enrolled in graduate programs.

Our graduate students are enrolled in programs in one of these nine schools:

Ph.D., M.A., M.S., Professional Degree

Ph.D., M.A., M.S. only

Master of Liberal Arts, Master of Professional Studies

We’re not just a place where you can carry out innovative, meaningful research at one of the nation’s most well­-respected research institutions. (Our commitment to community engagement comes partly from a sense of civic duty—­as New Orleans re­-invents itself, we’re proud to help provide some of the intellectual capital to make that happen—but it also stems from the deep connection all of us feel to our home.)

We’re not just a place where you can tap the resources that come from studying at a university with varied schools and research institutes, which grapple not just with science and health but also social issues. Together, those provide opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration that can lead to so much more than working alone.

We’re not just a place where you can work in a small, personal setting with prominent faculty.

We’re not just in one of the world’s greatest cities.

We’re all of those things.