Tulane University was founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Los Angeles and is a private research university. It is one of the best colleges in Louisiana and is divided in the uptown campus and the downtown campus. The school was founded as a public medical college in 1834, and became a comprehensive university in 1847.
Tulane University follows a semester based academic calendar. The university comprises of various schools: School of Architecture, School of Business, School of Liberal Arts, School of Science and Engineering, School of Professional Advancement, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, School of Medicine, School of Social Work and School of Law. The most popular majors at the university are Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Social Sciences, Health Professions and Related Programs and Psychology.
The university has a total student population of over 12,400 of which 7,800 are enrolled in under graduate courses. Tulane University has a student to faculty ratio of 9:1 and the acceptance rate of 30%. It is mandatory for the freshmen and sophomores to live on the university campus.
Tulane is a member of Association of American Universities. Tulane is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with "very high research activity.” In 2008 Tulane was ranked by the Ford Foundation as the major international studies research institution in the South and one of the top 15 nationally.
Notable Alumni: Newton Leroy Gingrich (American politician and author from the state of Georgia who served as the 50th Speaker of the United States House), Gerald Norman Springer (American television presenter, former lawyer, politician, news presenter, actor, and musician)
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