My favorite NOLA festival is Voodoo.
Tulane is close to home, but has a unique culture and atmosphere that gave me the campus environment I wanted. Tulane also offers a fantastic education, and the programming offered worked very well with my interest in the medical field.
My favorite class has been Cell and Molecular Bio with Dr. V. She's fantastic, entertaining, and very smart, and her class is both fascinating and challenging.
I love the Fly, walking down Magazine, Frenchmen, Maple, or Freret Streets, Audubon, City Park, and downtown, especially Canal Street area.