Tulane University

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Tulane University
motto Non sibi sed suis ("Not for himself, but for his")
founding 1834 as the Medical College of Louisiana
Sponsorship Private
place New Orleans , Louisiana
country United States
president Michael A. Fitts
Students 11,911 (2009)
Employee 4,000
including professors 1,100
Foundation assets $ 808 million
University sports American Athletic Conference
Networks Association of American Universities
Website tulane.edu
University campus

The Tulane University ( English Tulane University , shortly TU ) is a private, non -denominational University in New Orleans in the US state of Louisiana .

It was founded in 1834. The university is a member of the Association of American Universities , an association of leading research-oriented North American universities that has existed since 1900.

As the largest university alongside Louisiana State University , the University of New Orleans , Loyola University , Xavier University and Dillard University, Tulane University is an important research and training center for the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. The university offers typical US university education, a variety of graduate programs as well as education and training for the population of the city of New Orleans.


Gibson Hall in the early 20th century

The originally state university was not restructured and privatized until 1884. In the course of this, it was given its current name, after the wealthy businessman Paul Tulane, who left the university with more than 1 million US dollars after his death.

Freeman School of Business

The Freeman School of Business , founded in 1914, currently offers more than 1,500 students undergraduate, MBA and other Masters courses as well as doctoral and executive education programs. In the finance sector, the Freeman School is particularly known for the Burkenroad Reports and, according to the Financial Times, is regularly among the ten best universities in this field. Further, the leads entrepreneur magazine , the device is stable at the 20 leading universities for management ; in 2009 even in fourth place.

Annually, leading financial and M&A practitioners from across the United States come to Tulane to attend the Tulane Corporate Law Institute Forum . The Freeman School of Business was named after Alfred B. Freeman , a former chairman of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company and a prominent philanthropist from New Orleans.


The sports teams at Tulane University are the Tulane Green Wave . The university has been a member of the American Athletic Conference since 2014 .




Art and literature






Web links

Commons : Tulane University  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. https://tulane.edu/about/history-and-traditions
  2. https://tulane.edu/about/leadership-and-administration/executive-leadership
  3. National Association of College and University Business Office: 2009 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments ( Memento of December 14, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) (English, PDF, 800KB), at www.nacubo.org, accessed on April 6, 2010
  4. Tulane University: History ( Memento of April 21, 2012 in the Internet Archive ), on tulane.edu (English). Accessed April 6, 2010

Coordinates: 29 ° 56 '7.2 "  N , 90 ° 7' 21.7"  W.