Tulane University

Founded in 1834, Tulane University is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, we take pride in being a part of this select group of 59 universities with "pre-eminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research." Our schools and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine and public health and tropical medicine.

Research in many disciplines has flourished at Tulane through the establishment of several centers such as the Payson Center for International Development, the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Middle American Research Institute, the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research, the Murphy Institute of Political Economy, and the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women. The university 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 2 percent of universities nationwide.

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