|New Orleans takes pride in being home to Tulane University, one of the nation's most
prestigious universities. Tulane is a member of the Association of American Universities, a
select group of the 62 leading research universities in the U.S. and Canada with preeminent
programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research. Of more than 4,300
higher educational institutions rated by the foundation, Tulane remains in an elite category that
includes only 2 percent of universities nationwide.
Tulane had its origin in the Medical College of Louisiana, which was founded in 1834 - only the
second medical school in the South and the 15th in the United States. By 1847, the college had
become part of the newly established University of Louisiana, a public institution. In 1884, the
university was reorganized and privatized using the endowments of Paul Tulane. Mr. Tulane
was a native of New Jersey who had made his considerable fortune in New Orleans. The
university was renamed in his honor. Two years later, Josephine Newcomb, donated funds in
memory of her daughter to establish Newcomb College, which was the first women's
coordinate college within a U.S. university.
Tulane moved to its present main campus on St. Charles Avenue in 1894 and it now covers 110
acres. The campus is known for its beautiful large live oak trees and its architecturally historic
buildings. It's been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978. There are
other campuses, including the Central Business District sites of the School of Medicine,
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Tulane Medical Center. Additionally, their
are research centers in Covington and Belle Chase, LA and several satellite campuses of the
School of Continuing Studies.
Newsweek ranked Tulane 19th among the country's 25 "most service-minded schools."
Among medium-sized colleges and universities, Tulane ranks second in graduate schools and
13th in undergraduate schools that produce the most Peace Corps volunteers.
Tulane is one of the most geographically-diverse universities in the country - in 2014, there
were students from 46 states and 18 foreign countries. Total enrollment in 2015 exceeds
pre-Katrina numbers: Tulane University welcomed more than 1,700 first-year students this
year, the largest freshmen class in the school's long and distinguished history. -- Nancy
|University of Louisiana, CommonStreet; sketch, ca. 1850
|University of Louisiana, Common Street; ca. 1875; buildings were demolished in 1895,
a year after the university moved to the St. Charles campus.
|Gibson Hall, seen from Audubon Park, 1900 - constructed in 1894, Gibson Hall
is the oldest structure on the present Tulane campus.
|By the time this photo was taken in 1906, Tilton Memorial Hall had
been built to the left of Gibson Hall.
|Gathering at the windmill before a football game, 1908
|Freshmen football team, 1908
|Freshmen football team, 1934:
Standing: Coach Ted Bank, Clack, Armstrong, Moss, Eddy, Sinnott, Loftin, Evans,
Schneidau, Assistant Coaches Upton and Richardson
Kneeling: Asbell, Owen, Frost, Ott, Odom, Watson, Freese, Monk, Pace
Sitting: Flettrich, White, Andrews, Cooley, D., Tull, Giovanni, Offner, Cooley, L., Dalovisio
|Junior & Senior law students putting together the Law Review, 1940
|Newcomb students, 1940
|A few current photos that caught my eye
|Students enjoying springtime on steps of Gibson Hall
|New Orleans' iconic Roman Candy wagon on campus
|Mardi Gras beads decorate a tree on campus
|Freshmen medical class, 1909
|Next: Tulane: Then and Now
|Other pages related to Tulane:
James Robb Mansion: Home of Newcomb College, 1890 - 1917
Newcomb College Pictures, 1900-1952
Zemurray House: The President's Home
|Gibson Hall, 1909 - Click on photo to see larger image.
|Audubon Park on left, Gibson Hall on right, 1910 - Click on photo to see larger image.
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|Tulane Stadium, 1954