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    italiansupernova is offline Registered User
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    Unusual College Names (Seeking YOUR Input)

    Here's a list of accredited colleges whose names I simply don't like or ones that I find strange and/or unusual:

    American Intercontinental University
    Columbia Southern University (too diploma mill'ish IMHO)
    College of Wooster
    Pennsylvania State University-Erie, The Behrend College
    International Institute of the Americas

    As well as many others.... this is just the start. I'm anxious to hear others responses.

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    Touro University International

    Even though I'm a TUI graduate and working on my MBA at TUI the name really bugs me for some reason. Along with the school logo. I wish they would do something with them to make them a little more mainstream.
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    PhD2B is offline Dazed and Confused
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    How about...

    Defiance College
    Lubbock Christian University

    Both RA and offer DL programs.

    Also...University of Maryland University College...It just bothers me that they felt the need to put the word university twice in their name...we got it already!
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    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine?

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    italiansupernova is offline Registered User
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    American International College
    East-West University
    Spertus College
    Otterbein College (turned University I believe)
    West Suburban College of Nursing
    Simons Rock College of Bard
    Bastyr University
    University of Virginia's College at Wise
    Western Governor's University
    Columbia International University
    Sewanee- The University of the South
    Presentation College
    National American University
    University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma
    Mid-Continent College

    ... I think that's more than enough..... for now.

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    Argosy University - Sounds like a skin disease.

    Capella University - Makes me think of winos harmonizing around a flaming trash can.
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    University of Phoenix . Sounds like a degree mill

    (hey, wait a second, I went there! )

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    Well, Beaver and Dyke both changed their names in recent years, and I believe Slippery Rock is due to follow.
    Flaming Rainbow University was regionally accredited, now defunct.
    So, I think, was Deganawidah-Quetzalcoatl University, now defunct.
    One of the most misleading is California State University (of Pennsylvania).
    Long ago, I gave a talk at a national journalism convention, where I was identified as coming from Bering Straits University (identified as the oldest permanent floating seat of higher education in the frigid zone). It was a hoax arranged by the convention organizer, and no one seemed to think it odd.

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    Originally posted by John Bear
    Well, Beaver and Dyke both changed their names in recent years, and I believe Slippery Rock is due to follow.
    Flaming Rainbow University was regionally accredited, now defunct.
    So, I think, was Deganawidah-Quetzalcoatl University, now defunct.
    One of the most misleading is California State University (of Pennsylvania).
    Long ago, I gave a talk at a national journalism convention, where I was identified as coming from Bering Straits University (identified as the oldest permanent floating seat of higher education in the frigid zone). It was a hoax arranged by the convention organizer, and no one seemed to think it odd.
    There must be something in the water in Pennsylvania ... lousy beer (Rolling Rock and Yuengling) and misleading college names.

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    Originally posted by Tom H.
    There must be something in the water in Pennsylvania ... lousy beer (Rolling Rock and Yuengling) and misleading college names.

    http://www.iup.edu/
    Hey! Being from Pennsylvania and an Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) graduate, I resemble that remark. :D

    Actually, I agree with you! IUP is located in Indiana, Pennsylvania and is not associated with Indiana University.

    The town of Indiana is the hometown of Jimmy Stewart.

    Beer: I agree with you on Rolling Rock, but not on Yuengling. BTW - you left out another lousy PA beer - Iron City.
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    Not a silly name but I love the acronymns they create.

    Hope International University is HI U! Must be said with a southern accent!

    Ball State University -BS U

    Other suggestions!

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    "How would you like your salisbury steak - well-done, medium rare, or bloody red?"

    LOL.

    For many years, "Salisbury State University" was the butt of so many jokes ("Salisbury Steak U") that the honorable delegates and senators of the Maryland Legislature had to pass a special bill to formally change the name of the university to "Salisbury University."

    Yes, the denizens of the great and free state of Maryland can do without the medium-rare steak! (or is it "stake")?

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    American Military University

    Since it's not really part of any of the brances of the military, it just sounds disingenuous.

    And, along the lines of California State University (of Pennsylvania), California College of Health Sciences (located in Utah).

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    Originally posted by RobbCD
    American Military University

    Since it's not really part of any of the brances of the military, it just sounds disingenuous.
    Virginia Military Institute isn't part of the military either, but no seems to have a problem with that name. ;)
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