Tulane University, founded in 1834, is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. Tulane's schools and colleges offer degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine, and public health and tropical medicine.
The university is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, a select group of the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada with "pre-eminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research." Tulane also is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a university with "very high research activity." Of more than 4,300 higher educational institutions rated by the foundation, Tulane remains in a prestigious category that includes only two percent of universities nationwide.
Located in New Orleans, Tulane traces its origins to the Medical College of Louisiana, the Deep South's second oldest medical school, which was founded in 1834. By 1847, the Medical College was part of the newly established p...
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