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We offer degrees in architecture, business, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical medicine, the sciences and engineering, and social work but that’s just the beginning….


Non sibi, sed suis, translated as "not for one's self, but for one's own." 

Founding Dates

  • 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

Read more about Tulane’s history or a timeline of events

Academic Divisions


Enrollment 2016-17

  • Undergraduate: 8,452
  • Graduate and Professional: 5,129
  • Total: 13,581 — 7,751 females and 5,830 males

Find detailed enrollment profiles or visit Undergraduate Admission

Tuition and Fees 2016-17

  • $51,010, Newcomb-Tulane College
  • $52,554, School of Law
  • $60,234, School of Medicine
  • $1,208/credit hour (tuition only), School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • $1,538/credit hour (tuition only), A. B. Freeman School of Business graduate business program
  • $981/credit hour (tuition only), School of Social Work
  • $381/credit hour (tuition only), School of Professional Advancement undergraduate




Class of 2020

Tulane’s class of 2020 is one of the most geographically-diverse groups, composed of over 1,800 students from 47 states and 21 foreign countries: Australia, Burma, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Panama, Russia, The Bahamas, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Nearly one-fourth of the incoming class are students of color, multi-racial, bi-racial or international, and just over 41 percent of the class is male. Three of the newest Tulanians posted a perfect score of 36 on the ACT, while 159 earned a 4.0 at their respective high schools.

Financial Aid

Average financial aid package awarded to 2015-16 entering first-year students with financial need: $40,563.

Visit the Financial Aid office


  • Tulane’s uptown campus includes 110 acres and 89 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 Professional Advancement has satellite campuses in Elmwood Business Park in Jefferson Parish, La., and in Biloxi, Miss.
  • The downtown health sciences campus has several divisions: School of Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, School of Social Work, 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.

Intercollegiate Athletics

  • NCAA Division I-Bowl
  • Member of American Athletic Conference
  • Nickname: Green Wave
  • Mascot: Riptide, the pelican
  • Colors: Green and blue

Visit Green Wave Athletics

Full-Time Personnel

  • Faculty: approximately 1,200
  • Staff: approximately 2,900

Senior Administrators

  • Michael A. Fitts, president
  • Jeremy T. Crigler, chief investment officer
  • Troy Dannen, director of athletics
  • Satyajit Dattagupta, vice president of enrollment management and dean of admission
  • Robin Forman, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs
  • Lee Hamm, senior vice president and dean, School of Medicine
  • Victoria D. Johnson, general counsel
  • Richard Matasar, senior vice president of strategic initiatives and institutional effectiveness
  • Patrick Norton, senior vice president and chief operating officer
  • J. Davidson "Dusty" Porter, vice president, student affairs
  • Tania Tetlow, chief of staff and senior vice president
  • Ginny Wise, senior vice president for advancement

View a full list of key academic and administrative leaders

Board of Tulane

  • Doug J. Hertz, chair
  • 37 active members
  • 42 emeritus members

View the full list of members of the Board of Tulane