Located in New Orleans, Tulane sits on 110 acres in uptown New Orleans, about 15 minutes away from the French Quarter and business districts of the city. With 6,500 undergraduates, it’s a major research university with an emphasis on community service.
All undergraduates enroll in Newcomb-Tulane college, which connects academic experiences and support. The core curriculum includes a service learning course and a public service project. Tulane offers 75 majors amongst five schools including architecture, liberal arts, business, public health and tropical medicine. The most popular majors include business, public health, social sciences, biological sciences, environmental studies, international studies, latin american studies and political economy. Their strongest areas are in natural sciences and the humanities. 61% of classes have fewer than 20 students and students say the environment is competitive and intense. Tulane also has great study abroad programs- about ⅓ of students participate.
23% of students come from Louisiana and 48% live on campus. Tulane is a school steeped in traditions but offers a mix of southern feel with east coast sensibilities. There is an active Greek system, but no surprise, given the location the social life on campus (and off) is not overwhelmed by fraternities. The school takes its sports seriously and competes in division I athletics. There is so much to do at Tulane. If you are looking for an urban campus with strong academics and lots of opportunities to participate in whatever you might be interested in-Tulane is worth checking out.