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Tulane University

Since beginning as a medical college in 1834, we’ve grown into one of the most well-respected research universities in the country. We’re one of just 62 members of the Association of American Universities, an elite group of top-ranked research institutions.

But we’re hardly an ivory-tower, view-from-40,000-feet kind of place. Yes, you’ll find a lot of intellectual firepower on campus. Our faculty are involved in projects as diverse as protecting the aquatic resources of the Gulf and chronicling the region’s singular musical heritage. But because of our size – just 8,610 undergrads; classes average 21 students – you won’t be looking at that academic talent from afar. The brilliant faculty who are carrying out that work also happen to be eager, nurturing educators, and they’ll be teaching your classes from the minute you arrive.

About those classes: There are 1,700 to choose from. We offer more than 70 majors in five different schools, including science and engineering, architecture, business, liberal arts and public health. Can’t pick? About a third of the students here double major.

Every single one of our undergraduate students, though, gives back. We were the first research university to require community service in the curriculum. Last year alone, our students logged more than 780,000 hours of civic service in New Orleans. (Service is really at our core: The physicians who formed the college that became Tulane were trying to combat epidemics of yellow fever and cholera that ravaged New Orleans in the 19th century.)

Once you spend some time here, it will become clear how Tulane and New Orleans are connected. Tulanians – that’s what we’re known as – come from 58 countries and all 50 states. On average, students travel 923 miles to get here from home. In some places, that kind of diversity sticks out. Here, it blends perfectly with our surroundings. New Orleans is a melting pot of cultures, and our art, architecture, food and music show it – we’ve even got our own language.

Important Facts

We offer degrees in architecture, business, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical medicine, the sciences and engineering, and social work but that’s just the beginning….

Non sibi, sed suis, translated as "not for one's self, but for one's own." 

Founding Dates
1834, as Medical College of Louisiana
1847, Medical College merges with University of Louisiana
1884, Louisiana Legislature authorizes the Tulane Educational Fund to reorganize the University of Louisiana as a private institution and rename it Tulane University of Louisiana
Read more about Tulane’s history or a timeline of events

Academic Divisions
Provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, Robin Forman
Newcomb-Tulane College, Lee Skinner, dean
A. B. Freeman School of Business, Ira Solomon, dean
School of Architecture, Iñaki Alday, dean
School of Professional Advancement, Suri Duitch, dean and vice president
School of Law, David D. Meyer, dean
School of Liberal Arts, Brian Edwards, dean
School of Medicine, Lee Hamm, dean and senior vice president
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Thomas LaVeist, dean
School of Science and Engineering, Kimberly Foster, dean
School of Social Work, Patrick Bordnick, dean

Enrollment 2020-2021
Undergraduate: 8,549
Graduate and Professional: 5,923
Total: 14,472 — 8,635 females and 5,837 males
Find detailed enrollment profiles or visit Undergraduate Admission

Tuition 2020-2021
$58,852, Newcomb-Tulane College
$56,374, School of Law
$67,364, School of Medicine (MD)
$37,472, School of Social Work (MSW)
$1,422/credit hour School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
$1,700/credit hour A. B. Freeman School of Business MBA program
$524/credit hour (tuition only), School of Professional Advancement undergraduate

Tulane University’s admitted first-year students for fall 2024 represent the most diverse and academically qualified in Tulane’s history. 43,891 students applied to Tulane this year and 11 percent were admitted. The average ACT score for this cohort is 32. The class also represents growth in diversity: One-third is made up of students of color and international students from 20 countries.

Tulane’s uptown campus includes 110 acres and 89 buildings, housing the majority of its schools and colleges.
The F. Edward Hebert Research Center, near Belle Chasse, La., provides research facilities in medicine and environmental, behavioral and computer sciences.
The School of Professional Advancement has a satellite campus in Elmwood Business Park in Jefferson Parish, La.
The downtown health sciences campus has several divisions: School of Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, School of Social Work, Tulane Medical Center and Information Technology.
The North Shore campus is home to the Tulane National Primate Research Center in Covington, La.
The main Howard-Tilton Memorial Library houses the Latin American Library and Media Services. The Rudolph Matas Library is located in the School of Medicine.
The Special Collections Division in Jones Hall includes the Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz, Southeastern Architectural Archive, University Archives, Rare Books and Manuscripts and the Louisiana Collection.
Other libraries include architecture, botany, business, law, mathematics, natural history, primate research, race relations and ethnic history and women’s studies.
Intercollegiate Athletics
NCAA Division I-Bowl
Member of American Athletic Conference
Nickname: Green Wave
Mascot: Riptide, the pelican
Colors: Green and blue
Visit Green Wave Athletics

Full-Time Personnel
Faculty: approximately 1,200
Staff: approximately 2,900
Senior Administrators
Michael A. Fitts, president
Troy Dannen, director of athletics
Satyajit Dattagupta, vice president of enrollment management and dean of admission
Robin Forman, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs
Lee Hamm, senior vice president and dean, School of Medicine
Victoria D. Johnson, general counsel
Patrick Norton, senior vice president and chief operating officer
J. Davidson "Dusty" Porter, vice president, student affairs
Ginny Wise, senior vice president for advancement
View a full list of key academic and administrative leaders

Board of Tulane
Carol L. Bernick, chair
35 active members
50 emeritus members

Ranking / Awards

Overall university rankings and ratings include:

One of 195 U.S. universities recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching with a "community engagement" classification.
The 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Tulane tied for 40th among U.S. national universities. In addition, U.S. News & World Report Tulane ranked tied at 18th for "Best College for Veterans", tied for 42nd "Most Innovative", tied for 61st in "Best Undergraduate Teaching", and 73rd for "Best Value" among national universities.
Tulane held multiple rankings from The Princeton Review in 2019: Best Quality of Life (#6), Best-Run Colleges (#9), Happiest Students (#4). Most Engaged in Community Service (#1), Their Students Love These Colleges (#2).
Forbes magazine ranked Tulane 106th in 2019 out of 650 U.S. universities, colleges and service academies.


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Annual Cost of living 14000 USD /year
Average Annual UG Fee N/A
Average Annual PG Fee 41197 USD
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MPH in Epidemiology

  • Length 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 82395 USD
  • Application Fee 40 USD
  • Average processing time 20 days
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