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Tulane University

Tulane University is a private university headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana.

An early 20th century view of Tulane's Gibson Hall

The university is home to colleges and schools centered around liberal arts, sciences and the professions. A common Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences serves both the men's undergraduate Tulane College and the once-separate women's Newcomb College, also for undergraduates. The professions are organized into the following schools:

Tulane has a separate Graduate School, which offers advanced degrees in engineering, sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the fine arts. It also has a University College which serves the New Orleans community and focuses on continuing education.

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1 Campuses
2 History
3 External link


The main campus is over a hundred acres in uptown New Orleans, near the Audubon Zoo and just a streetcar ride away from downtown. Other locations include:


The University was founded in
1834 as the Medical College of Louisiana. With the addition of law and general colleges, it was renamed The University of Louisiana in 1847, and was a public university. It closed during the American Civil War; after reopening, it went through a period of financial challenges, until going private and receiving a major donation of land from philanthopist Paul Tulane. Once private, the university was renamed in his honor.

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