Tulane University is a private research university established in 1834. It has around 8,000 undergraduates and is in New Orleans, Louisiana. It has a strong academic reputation and a stimulating class environment. You can walk or bike to class or take a free shuttle to classes off the main campus. There are many clubs, organizations and intramural and club sports that students can take advantage of. It’s also a university that builds character, with a community service requirement as a part of the curriculum. It is undeniably benefitted by its location; being in the middle of the excitement, tradition and culture that exemplifies New Orleans. It’s a streetcar away from the city’s vibrant downtown area, where there’s incredible food, live music and festivity; especially during Mardi Gras. Tulane is studded with alumni such as football player Matt Forte, director & producer Bruce Paltrow and former First Daughter & activist Amy Carter. With its beautiful campus, southern hospitality and challenging academic environment, it’s no wonder Tulane University is hailed as the Harvard of the South.