Unusual College Names (Seeking YOUR Input)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by italiansupernova, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. RobbCD

    RobbCD New Member

    Back on track

    Gonzaga University- Sounds like a muppet
  2. AV8R

    AV8R Active Member

    Yep, looks like I was right. The cadets of VMI were mustered to fight in the battle of New Market...

    VMI-Battle of New Market
  3. jugador

    jugador New Member

  4. David Williams

    David Williams New Member

    Since we're talking about Pennsylvania schoos:

    Bucks County Community College known locally as 'Buck U.'
  5. oxpecker

    oxpecker New Member

    CCHS used to be in San Diego (or nearby). Perhaps it's moved.

    American Military University doesn't sound as bad to me as American Public University System, which makes it sound like a public university system!
  6. CoachTurner

    CoachTurner Member

    What was the University of South Carolina - Spartanburg is now the University of South Carolina - Upstate; or Up U for short.

  7. italiansupernova

    italiansupernova New Member

    Fontbonne University
    NASCAR Technical Institue
    Rust College
    Tougaloo College
    Bemidji State University (I just hate the word Bemidji)
    Morehead State University

    I could go on forever.....
  8. alarmingidea

    alarmingidea New Member

    I like the word "Bemidji". Besides, my best friend's parents both have degrees from there, and they're utterly brilliant.

    North Shore Community College in Lynn, MA is sometimes nicknamed The University of the Lynnway after the strip of car dealers and industrial parks that it's on.

    And there's UMass, which used to sell a baseball shirt that unbuttoned in the middle, separating into "UM" "ASS".

    I think Upper Iowa University is a pretty funny name.
  9. alarmingidea

    alarmingidea New Member

    Oh yeah, there's also Goucher College, which reminds me of Gudger College, the alma mater of Kirk Van Houten from The Simpsons.

    And a friend and I were planning a new university that somehow came to be known as Coca-Cola Presents Lovely Melanie University. We might change that, even though I think the sponsorship money and the boost to her ego are both good things.
  10. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    I don't see what's strange about either Otterbein or Gonzaga.
  11. BrianH

    BrianH Member

    Friends University
  12. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill New Member

    Confusing College Names

    At one point, Excelsior College http://www.excelsior.edu/ (formerly known as Regents College), was called the University of the State of New York. This was confusing because there is the highly-regarded (and expensive), private New York University (NYU) and the enormous State University of New York (SUNY) System with branches throughout the state.
  13. tsling

    tsling New Member

    Here in Australia, it's the University of Wollongong. Isn't the name weird?

  14. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    The VMI cadets fought at the Battle of New Market. See the book "Seed Corn of the Confederacy."
  15. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    And it's not strange for it to be called "Military" since it's required that all students be in ROTC.

  16. alarmingidea

    alarmingidea New Member

    Re: Confusing College Names

    The University of the State of New York is the New York equivalent of a state board of education, and all of the universities in New York are members. I once pointed out that that means that you could technically refer to Binghamton University, State University of New York, The University of the State of New York.

    And if that's not an unusual and confusing college name, I don't know what is.
  17. Anthony Pina

    Anthony Pina Active Member

    Re: Re: Confusing College Names

    How about John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York? If that isn't bad enough, I suppose that it should be "John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the
    City University of New York of the University of the State of New York".

    Try putting that on a business card!


    P.S. A few of my favorites:

    Panhandle State University (OK)
    Jones International University
    Harvard University
  18. Anthony Pina

    Anthony Pina Active Member

    Princeton University & Purdue University...both PU :p
  19. Jake_A

    Jake_A New Member

  20. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

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