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Welcome to Tulane University. Founded in 1834, Tulane is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, we take pride in being a part of this select group of 62 universities with "pre-eminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research." Our schools and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine and public health and tropical medicine.
Tulane's purpose is to create, communicate and conserve knowledge in order to enrich the capacity of individuals, organizations and communities to think, to learn and to act and lead with integrity and wisdom.
Tulane pursues this mission by cultivating an environment that focuses on learning and the generation of new knowledge; by expecting and rewarding teaching and research of extraordinarily high quality and impact; and by fostering community-building initiatives as well as scientific, cultural and social understanding that integrate with and strengthen learning and research. This mission is pursued in the context of the unique qualities of our location in New Orleans and our continual aspiration to be a truly distinctive international university.
The Tulane lifestyle is active - and comfortable - perhaps because of our New Orleans location where the average temperature rarely drops below 50 degrees. Students find it easy to be part of Tulane's community and campus activities. They can become involved in athletics and choose from more than 200 student organizations. A wide range of activities, from a fitness center to the performing arts, ensures that students have a variety of leisure and enrichment pursuits.