Tulane University, New Orleans
tulane university is located on st. charles ave. across from audubon park in the garden district. tulane university was founded in 1834. tulane has a beautiful campus and is a nice place to visit in the garden district.
New Orleans is home to several universities, but the ones I am best acquainted with are Tulane and Loyola Universities, conveniently located side-by-side on St. Charles Avenue. The two universities share library resources and concert venues. Take the streetcar up St. Charles Avenue and stroll through the small but scenic campuses on your way to the Audubon Zoo.
You can't miss Loyola University New Orleans. In the front of campus, there are huge letters spelling out LOYOLA -- although one of the O's was slightly damaged by Hurricane Gustav in 2008 -- and a big white statue which the students affectionately call Touchdown Jesus (look at the photo, and the reason for the nickname will become clear). Famous Loyola alumni include jazz musician Ellis Marsalis, former Secretary of the Navy Sean O'Keefe, and Xavier University President Norman Francis. Musician Harry Connick, Jr., went there for one semester. :)
Tulane University is especially well-known for its medical school. Famous Tulane alumni include the late Bruce Paltrow, director and father of Gwyneth; Amy Carter, author and daughter of President Jimmy Carter; and Michael DeBakey, pioneering heart surgeon.
There are often concerts and lectures at Loyola and Tulane that are open to the public. Check their websites.
Tulane is a private university which was founded in 1834 and has 11 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in architecture, business, engineering, law, liberal arts and sciences, medicine, public health and tropical medicine and social work. My dad knew some of the folks in the medical school.
Motto Non Sibi Sed Suis, translated as "not for one's self, but for one's own."
Visitors to campus can take part in information sessions and tours Monday through Friday during most of the calendar year and on Saturday mornings during the school year. You can get there on the St. Charles Streetcar. For more information, please call the Office of Admission at (504) 865-5731.
While you are visiting Louisiana you should also take a tour of the universities. LSU...home of Mike the Tiger is an amazing campus full of history. Locally there are lots of bars and fun places to go for lunch. It is a true college town. The campus surrounds a beautiful lake and the buildings and houses are made of bricks.
I sight to see.
Another campus to visit is Tulane. You can pass the campus while taking the cable car through the town.
Here is the view of the lake at LSU. What a great place to study...ha ha.
A good walkable campus...very pretty, and accessible from the St. Charles streetcar line. Loyola is situated right next to Tulane, so you can get two for the price of one!