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Who We Are

Tulane is a community where the unexpected is expected. It is unafraid to stand out. Meaningful education and research are at the heart of the university, especially when they protect and preserve the most vulnerable people, places and things on our planet. To solve emerging issues that will one day affect us all, the university seeks to improve the human condition by addressing dramatic problems of global dimension. Tulane doesn't stand down, it stands out.

Beginning as a medical college in 1834, Tulane was founded by physicians trying to combat epidemics of yellow fever and cholera that ravaged New Orleans in the 19th century. With roots in service, improving the lives of others embodies the true Tulane spirit. Since the university’s founding, it has grown into one of the most well-respected research universities in the country. One of just 62 members of the Association of American Universities, Tulane is in an elite group of top-ranked research institutions.

Tulane uses the power of ideas to help tackle the world’s toughest challenges. Its research crosses disciplines—from the environment to experimental poetry, from the culture of the Gulf South to epidemics in Africa. The university’s scholars and researchers are committed to working together in order to understand and improve the lives of others.

Tulane’s uptown campus includes 110 acres and 89 buildings and houses the majority of its schools and units. The downtown campus has several divisions: School of Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, School of Social Work, Tulane Medical Center, Technology Services and University Advancement. Tulane also has campuses in the following areas:

The School of Professional Advancement has satellite campuses in Elmwood Business Park in
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana and in Biloxi, Mississippi.

The A. B. Freeman School of Business offers Executive and Professional MBA programs at its
satellite campus in Houston, Texas.

The North Shore campus is home to the Tulane National Primate Research Center in
Covington, Louisiana.

The F. Edward Hebert Research Center, near Belle Chasse, Louisiana, provides research
facilities in medicine and environmental, behavioral and computer sciences.