Tulane University of Louisiana

6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 865-5000
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Tulane University of Louisiana is a four-year, private, not-for-profit institution in New Orleans, La. Tulane was founded in 1834. Today, U.S. News & World Report ranks the school number 51 in the National Universities category of its 2013 edition of Best Colleges. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching ranks Tulane University as an institution with “very high research activity.” The school has a student population of 12,845 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Programs Offered

Tulane University is composed of the schools of law, liberal arts, public health & tropical medicine, social work, science & engineering, architecture, the A.B. Freeman School of Business, the Murphy Institute, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Payson Center for International Development and Technology Transfer. Tulane also offers Air Force, Army, and Naval ROTC programs. Areas of study include architecture, accounting, applied business, finance, legal studies, marketing, neuroscience, physics, art history, music, philosophy, film studies, linguistics, health informatics, and anthropology. Graduate degree programs are available in areas such as architecture, business administration, accounting, biostatistics & bioinformatics, epidemiology, chemistry, public health, art, philosophy, and disaster management. Tulane University offers online associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs in areas including accounting, advertising, art, finance, graphic design, homeland security, HR development, journalism, management, marketing, media arts, public relations, social sciences, and website development.


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited Tulane University since 1903.


Tulane Admissions requires freshman applicants to have completed four years of English, three years of mathematics, at least two years of foreign language, at least three years of laboratory science, and at least three years of social studies with an emphasis on history at the high school level. Applicants must also submit ACT or SAT scores. According to Tulane, freshman admitted for fall 2012 scored between 1950 and 2150 on the SAT and between 29 and 32 on the ACT. Tulane sets a November 15 deadline for Freshman Early Action application, and a January 15 deadline for regular decision. Several scholarship and financial aid deadlines are listed on the Tulane website. According to U.S. News & World Report, Tulane had a 25% acceptance rate in fall 2011.

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