Tulane University is located in New Orleans in the US and has a student body totalling of around 13,500.
As well as being member of the Association of American Universities, a group comprising the top 62 universities in the US and Canada, Tulane is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an institution with very high research activity.
The history of Tulane University dates back to 1834 when it was founded as the Medical College of Louisiana. It merged with the University of Louisiana in 1847 and, following a donation by philanthropist Paul Tulane in the early 1880s, was renamed Tulane University, in 1884, and became a private university.
Today, it offers degrees across 10 different schools, with programs in architecture, business, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical medicine, the sciences and engineering, and social work.
The uptown campus on St. Charles Avenue has been the main home of Tulane since 1894. Across its 110 acres are 92 buildings that house most of the university’s schools and colleges. It is also where the Yulman Stadium is found, with a capacity of up to 30,000 and where the university’s Green Waves football team plays its matches.
The Health Sciences campus is based downtown, while the National Primate Research Centre is in Covington, Louisiana. The School of Continuing Studies has satellite campuses in Jefferson Parish in Louisiana, Biloxi in Mississippi, and Madison, also in Mississippi. The Freeman School of Business, based on the main campus, runs programmes at a satellite campus in Houston, Texas.
With more than 5,000 employees across all of its campuses, including 1,180 faculty members, it is the largest private sector employee in New Orleans.
A number of libraries are scattered throughout the university. Its main library, the main Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, houses the Latin American Library and the Maxwell Music Library, as well as special collections that include the Hogan Jazz Archive, the Southeastern Architectural Archive, and rare books and manuscripts.
Notable Tulane alumni include TIME columnist and political scientist Ian Bremmer, co-founder of Yahoo! David Filo, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Kennedy Toole.