About the University

Student Group

Graduate student enrollment in the department currently averages around 40 per calendar year (masters and Ph.D. combined). More than 4,500 graduate students are enrolled at Tulane University in such diverse programs as Business, Law, Social Work, Architecture, Engineering, Medicine, and Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Graduate student interests are represented at the University through the Graduate School Student Association (GSSA). For more information about our current students, click here.


The campus is located in a historic, upscale neighborhood five miles from the center of New Orleans, one of the most unique cities in the nation. A short ride on the New Orleans streetcar (the latest line restoration completed in January 2013) takes you to the edge of the French Quarter, with its distinctive heritage and entertainment. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Opera Association, various theatrical and jazz groups, antique shops, art galleries and many other cultural amenities add to the city's flavor. Festivals are a way of life in New Orleans and the surrounding area, ranging from the Jazz and Heritage Festival to Crawfish and Catfish Festivals and, of course, Mardi Gras. New Orleans is home to the New Orleans Saints (professional football), New Orleans Pelicans (professional basketball) and the New Orleans Baby Cakes (AAA minor league baseball). Other attractions include the Audubon Institute (Zoo, Insectarium, Aquarium of the Americas), sporting and musical events at the Superdome and the New Orleans Arena, and superb convention facilities that attract many scientific as well as business and cultural conferences each year. The particularly mild winter climate allows the many local outdoor activities, such as skating, biking, running, tennis, golf, boating, hunting and fishing, to be enjoyed all year round.

The University

Tulane University is one of the major private universities of long tradition in the south. Originally founded as the Medical College of Louisiana in 1834, the graduate school came into being in 1884. Today, the University offers doctoral degrees in nineteen fields and thus provides a strong and diverse academic environment. With twelve schools and colleges that cover a full range of areas from the liberal arts and sciences to professional programs, Tulane gives its 12,000 students a breadth of choice equaled by few other private universities in the country. An ever-increasing endowment and a firm commitment to research and academic excellence enable Tulane University to continue to grow in stature, size and achievement.