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    Global Vision University

    gvu dot edu dot us, is listed as a member institution by ASIC, Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities, UK.

    GVU is in Panama, but its parent company Genius Business Consultancy, is in the United Arab Emirates and is accredited by both the International Accreditation Organization, IAO, and the American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation, AAHEA.

    GBC's list of "channel partners" is interesting: The University of Atlanta, Isles International University, International University of Europe, The Quality Assurance Commission etc.
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    Sorry, it's gvu hyphen edu dot us.
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    college of optometry?

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    Is there a rule or something that if you run a shady school you have to give it a silly fake sounding name?

    There are so many colleges and universities in the US just a reasonable name would probably go unnoticed by the typical employer.

    Here's Neuhaus's free list of potential university names that would sound ten times better:

    1. Jackson University -I found a Jackson College and a Jackson State University, but no Jackson University. President names are always safe.

    2. The University of South Chicago - Get yourself a degree from the Leroy Brown School of Economics . Place names always make a school sound legit as do cardinal directions, so win-win.

    3. Florida Graduate University - Florida has so many fake sounding school names that a generic sounding place would slip right in unnoticed.

    4. Warren Grimes College - Go to Wikipedia and pull up random lists of dead rich people. If anyone felt the urge to google it (they won't) they'll just assume that said rich guy endowed some little liberal arts college.

    5. Pennsylvania Methodist University - So, place name, check. Too many diploma mills overuse the word "Christian" so it's better to zero in on a completely legitimate denomination and piggyback off of their good name. Other variations include "Ohio Episcopal University" and "Texas Catholic University."

    This has been a public service announcement. If we can't eliminate diploma mills we should at least ensure they don't have stupid names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neuhaus View Post
    The University of South Chicago - Get yourself a degree from the Leroy Brown School of Economics.
    I have it on good authority that he was the baddest man in the whole damn town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    I have it on good authority that he was the baddest man in the whole damn town.
    He was putting a razor in his shoe before such was fashionable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neuhaus View Post
    Florida has so many fake sounding school names...
    Yes, and some that aren't even near Florida - e.g. the defunct Florida Green University (Karachi, Pakistan).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    Yes, and some that aren't even near Florida - e.g. the defunct Florida Green University (Karachi, Pakistan).

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    I feel like one of the most over-used school name elements is "Coast." I know there are many legitimate schools with the word "Coast" in their name. But, honestly, it always makes me check accreditation.

    And if you use words like "InterContinental" (Yes, I'm looking at YOU American InterContinental University ) or even the much more innocuous "International" in a university name, I just feel like it sounds made-up.

    But Florida Green. Yeah, if you hadn't told me, I would have assumed it was down there somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neuhaus View Post
    I feel like one of the most over-used school name elements is "Coast." I know there are many legitimate schools with the word "Coast" in their name. But, honestly, it always makes me check accreditation.

    And if you use words like "InterContinental" (Yes, I'm looking at YOU American InterContinental University ) or even the much more innocuous "International" in a university name, I just feel like it sounds made-up.

    But Florida Green. Yeah, if you hadn't told me, I would have assumed it was down there somewhere.
    Interestingly, both Florida International University and Florida Gulf Coast University are major public universities in Florida. Also Florida Coastal School of Law is pretty low-ranked but fully RA and ABA accredited.
    I was impressed by the extremely fake-sounding name of the University of Southernmost Florida. Apparently, until just a few months ago, it was a multi-campus, private for profit college teaching healthcare subjects, and was NA. It closed abruptly (together with it's sister Dade Medical College) amidst the owner's financial and legal problems. Along with the other efforts to gain legitimacy (the owner was a great friend and favor-giver to some Florida legislators, and a member of the board regulating private career colleges in the state), USmF did design a really plausibly-looking logo that could pass for one for USF or other public school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neuhaus View Post
    I feel like one of the most over-used school name elements is "Coast."
    My favorite is University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia. I want my distinguished colleague surfdoctor to work there someday because, well because it just feels right.

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    My favourite is the E-University of Blended Educational Formula. Back to Global Vision:

    Global Vision University offers a wide range of educational opportunities for traditional and nontraditional students offering both degree and non-degree programs.
    That's fascinating, because it's very similar (identical, in fact) to what used to be on Almeda University's web site.

    Here's another snippet:

    In this fiercely competitive world, students and professionals need to improve their qualifications for better career growth that would [...]
    Same as Kingsbridge University, which was an Axact university, I believe.
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    "offers a wide range of educational opportunities..." - appears on GVU and Almeda sites only - no others with this exact wording. Interesting...

    "In this fiercely competitive world..." - appears on "The Gate University" site - It has an Egyptian-looking domain and certainly resembles an Axact site, whether it is or not! It's here: http://www(dot)thegate(hyphen)egy(dot)com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    "In this fiercely competitive world..." - appears on "The Gate University" site.
    Oops! Major error by Johann - yet again! "The Gate" is a legit Petroleum Consulting Co. - not a "University." They're not in the degree business.

    I don't doubt that "The Gate" may have had their site-wording copied by GVU and/or Kingsbridge U.

    Again - apologies to DI readers and The Gate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    "In this fiercely competitive world..." - appears on "The Gate University" site.
    Oops! Major error by Johann - yet again! "The Gate" is a legit Petroleum Consulting Co. - not a "University." They're not in the degree business.

    I don't doubt that "The Gate" may have had their site-wording copied by GVU and/or Kingsbridge U.

    Again - apologies to DI readers and The Gate. None to Kingsbridge or GVU.

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    No major error after all! 'The Gate' company site IS linked to "The Gate University" site. It's here:

    http://university(dot)thegate(dash)egy(dot)com

    Well, the consulting co. may be legit, but yes - I repeat - the University looks like an Axact site, whether it is or not. Degrees all the way to Doctorates and
    "internationally accredited by ABDET (Accrediting Bureau of Distance Education & Training)"

    My apologies - this time for doubting my own eyes.

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    Let us not forget that both Dyke and Beaver were long-established traditional schools. Both changed their names in the last few years. (They never did get invited to play each other in the Euphemism Bowl.)

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