Worst university name

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by emmzee, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. st22345

    st22345 Member

    IUPUI stands for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, but students pronounce it oo-ee-Poo-ee. I took several classes there back in the early 90s.
  2. creek456

    creek456 New Member

    I didn't know that students pronounced IUPUI oo-ee-Poo-ee. I haven't taken classes there but I'm from Indianapolis and I've just always called it IUPUI. Oh well, maybe it was just a 90's thing.
  3. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    This makes me think of the Oompa Loompas from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.:scared1:
  4. GeneralSnus

    GeneralSnus Member

    I think it's actually older than that. I worked there and went to school there in the 90s. The older people that I worked with would sometimes call it that, but I never heard any student say it.
  5. nauru

    nauru New Member

    University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

    University of Ontario or Ontario Institute of Technology would have been fine, but the combination makes the name way too long and does not make a strong first impression.
  6. Caseye

    Caseye New Member

    is there any university in usa that offers distance based learning to foreign students ?
    if so , what is the name and site of the university and the procedure to take admission .
  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Skidmore College
  8. Hokiephile

    Hokiephile New Member

    Not actually bad, but amusing:
    Walla Walla College (now University)
    Kalamazoo College
    University of La Verne (what? No Shirley?)
    Bowling Green State University
    Mississippi University for Women (a coeducational --thanks to the Supreme Court--state college)
    Goshen College
    Wartburg College
    Transylvania University
    Simon's Rock College
    Gustavus Adolphus College
    Mount Angel College

    My favorite college name, not because it's bad, but because I just like the sound of it: Sweet Briar College
  9. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    Yes - Probably most USA DL institutions offer degrees to foreign students as do institutions in some other countries including the UK and SA. The only I communicated with on this topic was TESC and they accept foreign students.

    What major are you looking for?

    PS: You picked the wrong thread in which to post your question. I suggest you repost in the "Distant Learning Discussion' section.
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  10. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    Until about the end of the 19th century, I think Gustavus Adolphus was a well known historical figure.

  11. Go_Fishy

    Go_Fishy New Member

    Then you must just love the University of Bridgeport. ;)
  12. mtm105

    mtm105 New Member

    I went to Rutgers University University College (which is now defunct). But now I'm at UMUC. It took a while for me to adjust to the name. But guess what. If you look into Oxford University, they have UC as one of their colleges. So ingoramuses can go ahead and beat up UC name if they want.
  13. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Trident University International? (I still hope that was a joke.)
  14. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Well, I don't think it was, but they will be revealing their new name soon. We shall all know shortly.
  15. ChiSquare

    ChiSquare New Member

    There is Megatrend University in Serbia.

    Megatrend univerzitet

    But that is not all, one of school of this university is Borislav Stankovic Basketball College.
  16. Pizzlers2

    Pizzlers2 New Member

    haha I agree with friartuck - Morehead College in NC is just literally asking for it... well the boys are at least ;)
  17. FJD

    FJD Member

  18. jaco59

    jaco59 New Member

    California University

    California University of Pennsylvania is the full name. It is named after the town of California, Pa. which was founded during the gold rush of the 19th century.

    People just shorten it to California University confusing everybody they come into contact with.

  19. ChiSquare

    ChiSquare New Member

    Two more confusing university names:
    Ottawa University from Ottawa, Kansas
    Miami University from Oxford, Ohio

    "Not that Ottawa/Miami..."
  20. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Can't the same be said of Indiana University of Pennsylvania?

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