Tulane University

World University Rankings 2024
US College Rankings 2022
6823 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70118-5645, United States

About Tulane University

Tulane University is located in New Orleans, Louisiana in the U.S. and has a student body totaling more than 13,500.

Tulane is a member of the Association of American Universities, a group comprising the top 62 universities in the U.S. and Canada, and 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. In 1847, it merged with the University of Louisiana and, following a donation by philanthropist Paul Tulane, 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.

With nearly 5,000 employees across all of its campuses, including 1,200 faculty members, Tulane is the largest private sector employee in New Orleans.

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 Yulman Stadium, with a capacity of up to 30,000, is located. The stadium is home to the university’s Green Wave football team.

The School of Medicine, School of Social Work and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine are downtown, while the Tulane National Primate Research Center is located in Covington, Louisiana. The School of Professional Advancement, based on the uptown campus, has a satellite campus in Jefferson Parish. The Freeman School of Business also runs programs at a satellite campus in Houston, Texas.

A number of libraries are scattered throughout the university. Its main library, 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 Silicon Graphics, Netscape, and WebMD founder James Clark, co-founder of Yahoo! David Filo, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Kennedy Toole.

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Key statistics

  • 7.7
    No. of students per staff
  • 9%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 60 : 40
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 12,217
    Number of FTE Students
  • $56,800
    Out-of-state Tuition and Fees
  • $52,900
    Salary after 10 years
  • $15,774
    On-campus Room and Board
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings and (2) 2022 US Rankings

Subjects taught at Tulane University

  • Arts & humanities

    • Architecture
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
  • Engineering & technology

    • Chemical Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Education

    • Education
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Social sciences

    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Sociology
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
  • Business & economics

    • Accounting & Finance
    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Business & Management
  • Physical sciences

    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Chemistry
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
    • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Life sciences

    • Agriculture & Forestry
    • Sport Science
    • Biological Sciences
  • Law

    • Law