A university committed to improving the human condition
Tulane University offers the environment that so many students long for, providing a top-tier learning experience that educates the whole person – intellectually, culturally and socially. The 185-year-old institution teaches students to love knowledge for its own sake, while preparing them to use that knowledge to tackle the most pressing issues of our time.
Tulane is a driver of global-impacting research, discovery and creativity. Its researchers are leaders in countless fields, from developing treatments and vaccines for the deadliest infectious diseases to using virtual reality in combating addiction.
Tulane scientists are protecting their hometown, the city of New Orleans, and cities worldwide through their work in wetland restoration and preservation and in helping coastal communities adapt to environmental change. Tulane is also home to some of the country’s leading authors and thinkers and is renowned for its studies of Maya and other ancient civilizations.
With a unique history, location, culture, academic structure and “right-sized” population built for collaboration, Tulane is able to break down the silos and boundaries that have traditionally separated academic fields. As a major research institution, Tulane operates on multiple campuses but is still a university with small class sizes and one-on-one mentoring relationships between students and faculty.
Tulane is located in one of the most culturally diverse and environmentally significant regions of the world. Founded in 1834 as the Medical College of Louisiana with the goal of combating tropical diseases, the university has long been a hub of innovation and interdisciplinary learning and discovery.
As the only private national research university in the Gulf South, Tulane embraces the region’s distinctive culture, creativity and social challenges as inspiration for its research, teaching and public service.
Tulanians make a huge difference in the New Orleans community. Through service learning opportunities, students help local business grow, launch education initiatives and support strong and vibrant neighborhoods. Students also participate in Outreach Tulane, a large community service event with an average of 1,000 participants each semester. Tulane is recognized as a leader in service learning and regularly tops rankings for participation in the Peace Corps and other measures of socially conscious graduates.
Inspired by the university’s motto — not for oneself but for one’s own — Tulanians, believe they are called to relentlessly pursue a better tomorrow, to do more and to be more – for each other and for the world.