Tulane University

Tulane University’s beautiful Uptown campus is on St. Charles Avenue, a short trolley ride from downtown New Orleans. Close to the historic Garden District and charming Magazine Street, students do not have to travel far for great restaurants, bars and shops. Tulane is linked intimately to its New Orleans home, a culturally rich city with a 24/7 nightlife. Tulane students work hard and play hard taking full advantage of all NOLA has to offer.

Visitor Information: Tour Tulane

Stay: Closest to the University is The Park View Historic Inn (across the street from campus) and the Hampton Inn is just 2 miles away. A mile further, the boutique Hotel Indigo overlooks the scenic St. Charles Streetcar line in the historic Garden District. Also, in the Garden district, newly renovated Pontchartrain Hotel debuts its new look with local celebrity chef John Besh at the restaurant's helm. Downtown, close to or in the French Quarter reserve a room at the Windsor Court,  The Roosevelt, or The W.

Coffee: Mojo Coffee House is a Tulane favorite, especially during exam week cramming. Refuel is popular for coffee and tea, and serves breakfast as well. Still Perkin' is a homey, neighborhood spot down the street from the historic Lafayette cemetery and Commanders Place. It’s part of the small complex of specialty shops called The Rink, try and leave some time to browse the inside shops of Loomed Nola and the Garden District Book Shop.

Breakfast: Satsuma Maple is a student favorite, not only for its great coffee and freshly squeezed juices, but for their breakfast and lunch menu as well. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night till 2 am, The Camellia Grill, housed in a landmark diner is a famed NOLA institution. It’s famous as much for its bow-tied waiters as the excellent food. Don’t miss District: Donuts, Sliders and Brew or Another Broken Egg Cafe over on Magazine Street. The cool industrial space has seriously good donuts and small-batch coffee.  If they have the fried chicken slider earlier than the 11 am time on the menu, go ahead have it for breakfast—I guarantee you’ll still be thinking of it back home.  Brunch at Atchafalaya, on Saturdays and Sundays, features contemporary Creole food with live music and a bloody mary bar.

Lunch: St. James Cheese Company is a charming artisanal cheese shop and café, serving gourmet sandwiches and salads. On Freret Street, head to Wayfare, a deli and specialty sandwich shop or Company Burger. Over on Magazine Street Dat Dog is fun for gourmet hot dogs and delicious fries.



Casual: Tasty tacos and fun drinks make Rum House popular. Pizza Domenica is a stylish rustic gourmet pizzeria. Jaques-Imo's is pure New Orleans—quirky, fun and original, serving Creole soul food. Order the Scalibut or Parmesan Crusted Drum at GW Fins.  James Beard award finalist, Turkey and the Wolf, serves up amazing cocktails and sandwiches.


A Step Up: Everyone loves white table clothed Clancy's for classic Creole dishes. Don’t skip dessert-- the lemon icebox pie is famous for a reason. On Magazine, Coquette is a lovely farm to table corner spot serving creative Southern cuisine. Also in the French Quarter is Doris Metropolitan, serving quality meats and very fresh fish. Newer Shaya, has excellent modern Israeli fare in a pretty space, make sure to order extra of the wood fired pita! Dress up for dinner at Commander's Palace, the destination for refined Creole cuisine, the jazz brunch on the weekends is legendary. If you only have one night head to La Petite Grocery—everything from the kitchen of Chef Justin Devillier is an excellent twist on traditional NOLA fare.

Late Night Snack: You can get a slice of pecan pie till 2 am at the Camellia Grill. If you can brave the crowds there is nothing quite like a sugar dusted beignets at Cafe Du Monde, in the Quarter, open 24/7.

Local Attractions: Locally in Uptown, explore beautiful Audubon Park or Audubon Zoo. Shoppers will be happy at Magazine Street filled with great boutiques, antique stores, cafes and restaurants. Tour the historic Garden District with its beautiful historic mansions and definitely walk through the Lafayette Cemetery. Downtown, the French Quarter, Bourbon Street and Jackson Square deserve an afternoon.

Extended Stay: If you want to make your stay into a long weekend, see our guide here.


I love that Tulane has a proper enclosed campus, but there’s also a city surrounding it. Whenever you get bored there is always something to do— whether it’s going downtown to the French Quarter or staying uptown by campus.
— Olivia
It’s the best school ever—trust me—ever!
— Phil
Mardi Gras was the best weeks of my life!
— Ross
Tulane is a great size- not too big and not too small. When you’re walking around you always see familiar faces, and you meet new people all the time. The campus is beautiful and not too big, and all the bars are walking distance from campus. Theres a bunch of good restaurants pretty close to campus as well. The social scene is very inclusive, Greek life is a fun addition to the social scene, but its not everything—if you’re not into it, it doesn’t exclude you from anything!
— Paige





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School Colors

Sky Blue & Olive

Acceptance Rate

30% (2016)

Common Application


Supplement Essays


Early Action/Decision










Admissions Office

6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118-5680

(p) (504) 865-5731
(f) (504) 862-8715

Earl Retif, Vice President for Enrollment Management and University Registrar

Sports Divisions

NCAA Division III

Greek Life


Noteworthy Alumni

Newt Gingrich
John Kennedy Toole
Ian Bremmer


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