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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.

One student looks on as another student uses a computer.

Students are tasked with reimagining the use of an abandoned offshore platform near the coast of Suffolk, England, and designing a visual identity for it.

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Catherine Burnette, an assistant professor at the Tulane School of Social Work
Tulane researcher honored for work on indigenous women

Catherine Burnette, an assistant professor at the Tulane School of Social Work, has dedicated her career to studying the health disparities of indigenous peoples, examining everything from domestic violence to substance abuse.

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Dominique Briggs (left) and Jason Swann review documents at the Latin American Library.
Students get hands-on experience with Latin American artifacts

A new course, DIY History: Latin America, encourages Tulane undergraduates to take a hands-on approach as they learn archival research skills and master techniques to create innovative projects

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Tiffany Kaul is an MD/PhD student who works in the lab of Prescott Deininger, PhD.
MD/PhD student recognized for stem cell analysis

Tiffany Kaul is an MD/PhD student who works in the lab of Prescott Deininger, PhD. Kaul's poster on stem cells took top honors at a recent meeting of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation.

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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.


Dawn Wesson sitting in her office
Faculty Spotlight
Associate Professor, Department of Tropical Medicine
My background in medical and molecular entomology and vector biology has led to my role as a principal investigator on many research projects on vector-borne diseases (particularly dengue, Chagas and West Nile virus), instructor of graduate courses...