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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.

Thomas Beller is an associate professor of English at Tulane.
Gathering moss: Acclaimed author on teaching at Tulane, making NOLA home

New Yorker, New York Times contributor and creative writing professor Thomas Beller reflects on his time in New Orleans

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 students discuss the importance of recycling with children they met in Peru.
Lessons from Peru

Tulane biomedical engineering students discuss the importance of recycling with children they met in Peru.

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Sybil Morial, Nina Compton, Deon Haywood, Kristin Gisleson Palmer, Anne Milling and Helena Moreno
Women leaders in New Orleans are focus of Tulane course

From nonprofit organizations to government, from social movements to Mardi Gras, and from restaurants to boardrooms, women have led and continue to lead New Orleans

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Students perform a modern adaptation of Kurt Jooss’ 1932 ballet “The Green Table.”
A different shade of green

Students perform a modern adaptation of Kurt Jooss’ 1932 ballet “The Green Table,” a commentary on the hopelessness of war and the destruction it causes. 

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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 44th among the best national universities and the 19th best for veterans. Tulane is also ranked the 40th best university by high school counselors.

Tulane is rated in the top 10 by The Princeton Review in eight categories: College City Gets High Marks (#1), Most Engaged in Community Service (#2), Happiest Students (#4), Their Students Love These Colleges (#4), Best Quality of Life (#5), Best-Run Colleges (#8), Most Active Student Government (#10) and Most Popular Study Abroad (#10).

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.


Nora Lustig sitting outside next to a plant
Faculty Spotlight
 Nora Lustig is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQ) at Tulane University. Professor Lustig’s research focuses on economic development, poverty and inequality, and social...