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108 US Colleges quizzes and 1,200 US Colleges trivia questions.
  Michigan Colleges    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Do you know which Michigan college calls which city home? Match them up here.
Easier, 10 Qns, Shadowmyst2004, Oct 07 23
Oct 07 23
145 plays
  Locating American Universities   best quiz  
Label Quiz
 10 Qns
Do you know where in the U.S. the main campuses of these American universities are located? Point them out on the map and see if you're ready for higher education. Good luck!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Mar 15 23
Very Easy
kyleisalive editor
Mar 15 23
832 plays
  Remember the Tartans!    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I am a proud Tartan, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. Can you match these fellow alumni of my alma mater (all more accomplished than I am) to their graduation year and degree?
Average, 10 Qns, MariaVerde, Sep 07 23
MariaVerde gold member
Sep 07 23
103 plays
  Where Is This University?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
There are universities located all over the United States. But do you know where most of them are?
Average, 15 Qns, George95, Jun 10 22
George95 gold member
Jun 10 22
3754 plays
  Where in the U.S. Are These Colleges?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Name the state where the four colleges listed are located. This quiz should be easy for high school juniors and seniors who are being deluged with college mail.
Average, 25 Qns, Akhnaten, Apr 13 23
Apr 13 23
8686 plays
  "O" for University   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Did you know there are over 100 Colleges and Universities that begin with the letter "O" in the United States? Can you identify 10 of them from the clues?
Average, 10 Qns, coachpauly, Apr 19 18
Apr 19 18
1340 plays
  What's the Right US University for Me?    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I'm trying to decide which US university is right for me. It would help if I knew where they were! Help me by correctly matching these ten schools with their home state.
Easier, 10 Qns, Ctvega, Sep 15 16
749 plays
  Ivy league Plus Two Locations    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Simply match the Ivy League institution with its location. Since there are only eight of them, for this quiz we're making Duke and Stanford "Honorary Ivies."
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Nealzineatser, Mar 30 16
Very Easy
Nealzineatser gold member
776 plays
  In Which City Is This University?    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I will ask you in which city a particular college is located; I will also give you a few clues along the way.
Easier, 15 Qns, Elderlywand, Apr 23 12
2815 plays
  Where Are These Schools?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Pick the city where these colleges are located (or the closest city).
Average, 15 Qns, Sarah606, Apr 13 23
Apr 13 23
6893 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Where is the Western State College of Colorado, home of the Mountaineers?

From Quiz "Where in Colorado Will You Study?"

  I Need Some Friends   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Social networks and college go together like that chili-taco-chip-and-dip tailgate-party concoction in the photo you posted to 578 of your closest friends...and beer....OR this random list of American colleges I got from some of my friends on Facebook.
Easier, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Mar 28 19
nannywoo gold member
Mar 28 19
803 plays
  University of Texas Pride and Craziness!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In honor of the University of Texas winning the 2005 National Championship, I present a lighthearted quiz on the symbols, traditions, and silliness of the University of Texas at Austin.
Average, 10 Qns, pu2-ke-qi-ri, Apr 16 13
742 plays
  Go, State! But Where?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How many of these US "State" universities can you correctly match with their campus locations? Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Nov 17 13
shvdotr gold member
1506 plays
  The Ivy League   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An interesting quiz about some of the most elite schools in the United States that should prove to be educational for everyone.
Tough, 10 Qns, johnnycat777, Jan 22 09
johnnycat777 gold member
1439 plays
  Colleges/Teams of the South Eastern Conference    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the colleges or teams of the South Eastern Conference. Enjoy
Easier, 10 Qns, BrittCliett89, Dec 10 23
Dec 10 23
1372 plays
  Locate the College    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
For all those high school seniors (and their parents!) who are busy investigating colleges! Name the city and state where you will find the named college. Good luck!
Average, 15 Qns, shaynapie, Sep 11 23
Sep 11 23
6591 plays
  Where is that College?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you guess where this University is located? It's fairly tough, but I bet you know at least half! Give it a shot!
Average, 10 Qns, amyliz82, Aug 12 13
6835 plays
  Locate That State U. #2   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you locate the smaller "State" university locations by identifying their states?
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Nov 19 13
shvdotr gold member
760 plays
  Colleges of the Midwest   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sure, you can tell me what state Michigan State and Northern Iowa are in, but some of these are a little more obscure.
Average, 10 Qns, Spaudrey, Sep 22 10
1499 plays
  Libraries of American Universities    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Many famous American universities are renowned for their libraries, with their seemingly endless collection of books and other volumes. Can you identify these libraries? Match the library (on the left) to the university (on the right).
Easier, 10 Qns, angikar, Mar 14 19
Mar 14 19
251 plays
  In the top 25 of Catholic Universities   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will focus on Catholic higher education institutions. My research included many websites listing their selection of the top 10-25 best schools.
Average, 10 Qns, Irishrosy, Apr 04 21
Apr 04 21
499 plays
  Business Schools of American Universities    
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Several top business schools in America are named after famous donors, alumni or other people associated with the university. Match the business school (on the left) to the university (on the right).
Average, 15 Qns, angikar, Jan 02 23
Jan 02 23
169 plays
  The University of Arizona   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The University of Arizona (UofA) is one of three public universities in Arizona and has a rich tradition of both academics and Athletics. Let's see how much you know about this storied institution.
Tough, 10 Qns, bmrsnr, Nov 29 12
bmrsnr gold member
348 plays
  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will be about my alma mater, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. It is a college that focuses on the aviation/aerospace industry. Perhaps after taking this quiz you'll develop an interest in attending this school.
Average, 10 Qns, RedHook13, Mar 14 17
RedHook13 gold member
242 plays
  Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the U.S.   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ignatius Loyola, soldier, knight, priest and saint was the founder of the Society of Jesus, better known as the Jesuits. Called Father General by his followers, he sent his companions to Europe and beyond to educate and create centers for learning.
Average, 10 Qns, oldstuff28, Jan 12 24
Jan 12 24
896 plays
  Johns Hopkins    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
More than just lacrosse and more than just the Medical School. Fifteen questions about "America's first research university."
Tough, 15 Qns, ignotus, Apr 23 08
547 plays
  Cornell University    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Cornell University, located in Upstate New York, is a famous center for higher education. Please take a fun quiz about this Ivy League college. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Mar 07 11
320 plays
  UNC at Charlotte    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
University of North Carolina at Charlotte: North Carolina's largest city is also home to one of the state's largest schools. Test your knowledge on this school and its growing tradition.
Average, 10 Qns, cag1970, Mar 18 09
478 plays
  NC State University    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz celebrates North Carolina's most populous university and one of America's premier research schools. See how much you know about NC State!
Tough, 10 Qns, cag1970, Jul 26 06
458 plays
  All about Gallaudet University    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about the only institute of higher education in the world dedicated to the education of Deaf people.
Tough, 10 Qns, RivkahChaya, Dec 10 15
138 plays
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US Colleges Trivia Questions

1. It's well-known that Harvard is the oldest university in the United States, but the second-oldest university can boast of having the oldest building of any campus in the country. Where is it?

From Quiz
US Colleges with Unique Distinctions

Answer: College of William & Mary

William & Mary was founded in 1693, and the Sir Christopher Wren Building, built between 1695 and 1700, is the oldest college building still standing in the United States. In fact, it's the oldest restored building in Colonial Williamsburg.

2. One of the main residential campuses of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is located in this city famous for racing. Which is it?

From Quiz Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Answer: Daytona Beach, Florida

The Daytona Beach campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University opened in 1965 and is the larger of the two residential campuses. The campus is located adjacent to the Daytona Beach International Airport, ideal for the flight training conducted there. The public airport terminal and Daytona International Speedway are both within walking distance of the campus.

3. What year was Johns Hopkins University founded?

From Quiz Forever a Blue Jay

Answer: 1876

Both Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins hospital were founded in 1876. In his will, the founder of the University left about $7 million and his original estate as funding and a site for the university.

4. Where is Indiana School for the Deaf located?

From Quiz Indiana School for the Deaf

Answer: Indianapolis, IN

Indiana School for the Deaf can be found in Indiana's largest city and capital, Indianapolis.

5. What is the formal name for the University of Notre Dame?

From Quiz Waking Up the Echoes of Notre Dame University

Answer: University of Our Lady of the Lake

In French it is called "l'universite de Notre Dame du lac" and was chartered on January 15, 1944. Although South Bend is often associated with Notre Dame, the University is a town by itself with its own fire department and police.

6. A lion by any other name. It's "Columbia" now, but what was the institution's name when it was founded in 1754?

From Quiz Columbia University

Answer: King's College

In the wake of the American Revolution, the name "King's College" was replaced by the more patriotic "Columbia". Emigrating British Loyalist alumni founded "The University of King's College" in Nova Scotia in 1789. They protested Columbia's claim to lineage from the old Royal Charter of 1754. The dispute was resolved by Columbia's full official name, "Columbia University in the City of New York".

7. It took three attempts in the mid 1800s to found this New England Catholic school of higher education. Which school was it?

From Quiz In the top 25 of Catholic Universities

Answer: Boston College

It is reputed that a Catholic/Jesuit institution of learning was not popular with the Massachusetts Assembly in the mid 1800s; therefore, the founding of Boston College on its first application to the state of Massachusetts was not accepted. On its second try, the start of the Civil War interfered, but at its third attempt Boston College was finally established in 1863. In the twentieth century, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (who was a graduate of Boston College) began his ministry in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Boston College has appeared on five different lists of the Top 10-25 Catholic universities.

8. In which state would you find Winona State, Bemidji State, and St. Cloud State?

From Quiz Locate That State U. #2

Answer: Minnesota

Wazoo is the mascot of the Winona State Warriors on their campus overlooking the Mississippi River, which also flows by St. Cloud State, home of the Huskies. Bemidji State is located in their state's vast northern woods on the shores of one of Minnesota's ten thousand lakes. Naturally, their sports teams are the Beavers. Although all three schools compete in NCAA Division II for most sports, the Huskies and Beavers both compete in Division I in men's and women's ice hockey. Each of these schools bear the name of the towns in which their campuses are situated.

9. Which US university is located in Ames?

From Quiz Go, State! But Where?

Answer: Iowa State

ISU was founded in 1858 and was America's first land-grant institution. As of 2013, it was Iowa's largest university. Since 1959, ISU's full name is Iowa State University of Science and Technology, a change from the Iowa State College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. It is especially known for Engineering and the School of Veterinary Medicine.

10. Where in the United States is Tennessee Tech located?

From Quiz Tennessee Technological University

Answer: Cookeville, TN

Cookeville is located on I-40, 100 miles from Knoxville and 80 miles from Nashville. It is also about 100 miles from Chattanooga. The region is called the Upper Cumberland.

11. Gonzaga University falls under which religious order in the Roman Catholic church?

From Quiz Gonzaga University

Answer: Jesuit

Ignatius of Loyola founded the Jesuits. There is a statue of him on top of a fountain on campus.

12. Texas Technological College was created by legislative action in which year?

From Quiz Wreck 'em Tech!

Answer: 1923

The chosen city for the new college in West Texas was Lubbock, Texas.

13. In what US city would you find Lynn University's main campus?

From Quiz US Cities and their Colleges

Answer: Boca Raton, FL

Lynn University is located in southern Palm Beach County, Florida. Lynn University will host the final Presidential Debate of the 2012 campaign. Lynn University founded in 1962 has won 19 national championships in sports.

14. This school's alumni include former Vice-President Al Gore, author John Updike, former President and Vice-President John Adams, President Barack Obama (Juris Doctor), journalist Bill O'Reilly, and poet e.e. cummings. Can you name it?

From Quiz US Student Dream Colleges

Answer: Harvard College

Harvard was the first university founded in the "New World", in 1636. Given the illustrious list of alumni, it's not surprising that Harvard tops students' "Dream School" list.

15. Which US city is Marquette University located in? HINT: The state it's in is nicknamed "The Badger State".

From Quiz In Which City Is This University?

Answer: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Marquette University's campus resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is a private Roman Catholic University. Marquette's famous alumni include Kevin Farley, Don Manzullo, George Allen, Steve Novak, and Dwyane Wade.

16. What are the school colors of Wake Forest University?

From Quiz Wake Forest University

Answer: Old Gold and Black

In the state of North Carolina, there is a battle on which school is closer to God. UNC says God is a tar heel due to the sky being Carolina blue. Wake Forest says God is a Deacon, because the Bible is black and gold. Wake Forest's mascot was originated soon after the 1923 game against Trinity College (now Duke University) when a local reporter said the team fought like demon deacons (Deacons are lay leaders in the Baptist Church).

17. This team is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and their colors are crimson and white. The college's football team goes by the name of 'Crimson Tide'. What team is this?

From Quiz Colleges/Teams of the South Eastern Conference

Answer: University of Alabama

University of Alabama or Crimson Tide is most famous for its football team. Their logo is "Roll Tide Roll", and they play at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

18. Who was the person after whom Stanford University was named when it was founded in 1891?

From Quiz History of Stanford University

Answer: Leland Stanford Jr.

Leland Stanford Junior was a teenager when his family traveled to Italy and he died of typhoid fever in Florence on March 13, 1884. The University was founded in his memory in 1891.

19. Which board game was the subject of the 2002 MIT Mystery Hunt?

From Quiz It Was a Very Good Year

Answer: Monopoly

Interestingly enough, all of the choices have been planned as feature films. Your Rich Uncle Pennybags has just died, and he has decided to leave his fortune to the nephew of his who owns the most hotels. Your cousin, Alvin, already owns seven, and you have to make sure you are able to successfully build eight of your own. The MIT Mystery Hunt is a puzzle hunt that takes place over Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend. It consists of solving puzzles that are very rarely provided with instructions that involve knowledge in just about every region of trivia you can think of. There have been puzzles based on Barbie, quantum mechanics, Bach cantatas, Garfield Minus Garfield, My Little Pony, African coins, Klingon, and many more! In each round, the puzzles all tie together in one larger metapuzzle, which you must solve in order to gain access to the next round. In the 2002 hunt, for instance, each of the round puzzles was a "house", and the metapuzzles, of which there were eight, one for each color, were "hotels". My favorite puzzles from the 2002 hunt: Variations on a Theme, I Want My Mystery Hunt Puzzle!, The Commons, D2: The Mighty Duck Konundrum, and Land Grab.

20. DePauw University and Wabash College's annual contest for the Monon Bell was established in 1890 making it one of the oldest football rivalries in the Midwest. Which state is home to these liberal arts schools?

From Quiz Colleges of the Midwest

Answer: Indiana

DePauw is a coed school established in 1870 in Greencastle, Indiana. Wabash is a Men's college in Crawfordsville, Indiana, built in 1832. Both are known for their academics and liberal arts education. The Monon Bell is an actual locomotive bell from the Monon Railroad. It has been awarded to the winner of the annual football game since 1932. (Duchess76)

21. Wabash College voted in 1992 to remain this type of college?

From Quiz Dear Old Wabash!

Answer: College for men only

Wabash, along with Hampden-Sydney in Virginia and Moorhouse in Georgia, were the last remaining four-year colleges for men in the United Sates.

22. What is the term typically used to describe the formal invitation given to someone to join a fraternity or sorority?

From Quiz Campus Greeks

Answer: Bid

Women and men can join a particular sorority or fraternity only if s/he has received a bid from that organization at the end of a period now commonly known as "Recruitment" (formerly "Rush"). Men and women can typically only receive a bid from a fraternity or sorority in which s/he has already expressed an interest by attending a Rush/Recruitment party or event.

23. The Yale Divinity School is one of the oldest colleges in America, founded in 1701. Which denomination was the founding church?

From Quiz Schools Founded by Faiths in America

Answer: Congregationalist

The Congregational Church was formed from the Puritans. In the 1940s it merged with the Christian Church. In the 1950s, the Christian Congregational Church merged with the Reformed Evangelical Church to form the United Church of Christ.

24. In the majority of the states in the United States, how many times a year is the ACT given?

From Quiz Preparing to Take the Almighty ACT

Answer: 7

The ACT is given in September, October, December, February, April, June, and July in most states. According to the ACT company, the assessment measures "high school students' general educational development and their capacity to complete college-level work..." In some states, scores on the ACT are even tied into assessment of school performance.

25. Katie Couric (journalist). Edgar Allen Poe (writer "The Raven"). Ted Kennedy (former senator).

From Quiz Famous U.S. Alumni

Answer: University of Virginia

All attended the University of Virginia. Although Ted Kennedy is most associated with Harvard University he attended Virginia's Law School, after graduating from Harvard. Interestingly, in light of future events in his life, he was charged with reckless driving while at the University of Virginia.

26. If I want to see the Baylor Line, I'd have to travel to Baylor University which is where?

From Quiz Where Is This University?

Answer: Waco, TX

Baylor University opened in 1845. The university is in Waco, TX. Some famous alumni include tennis ex-superstar Benjamin Becker, and ventriloquist/comedian Jeff Dunham. The school's motto is "Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana" which is Latin for "For the Church, For Texas". Baylor is a private Baptist school. The school is well-known for the "Baylor Line". Freshmen wear football jerseys and form a tunnel for the football team to rush the field at home games. The line was dreamt up in 1970, but was men only until 1993.

27. The first Jesuit university in the United States was also the first Catholic university in the country. Which school is it?

From Quiz Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

Answer: Georgetown

Georgetown was founded in 1789 and is located in Washington D.C. with an enrollment of about 14,000. Their athletic teams are the Hoyas and they have a good basketball program.

28. In which Upstate New York city is Cornell University located?

From Quiz Cornell University

Answer: Ithaca

Ithaca, New York, located in the central region of the Empire State, is the home to Cornell University. Ithaca has a population of about 30,000 people. It is situated about 225 miles northwest of New York City, 165 miles west of Albany, 60 miles south of Syracuse and 150 miles east of Buffalo.

29. Though not the largest of Arizona's three public universities (in terms of enrollment), The University of Arizona is the oldest. During what presidential inaugural year was the university established?

From Quiz The University of Arizona

Answer: 1885

Established the year in which the only non-consecutive second term was begun (by Grover Cleveland) and while Arizona was still a territory, The University of Arizona was chartered in 1885. Also chartered in that same year was the Tempe Normal School which would become Arizona's second university 73 years later in 1958. Northern Arizona University completed the trio in 1966.

30. The College of William and Mary is the second oldest institution of higher education in the USA behind Harvard. What year was W&M founded?

From Quiz The College of William and Mary

Answer: 1693

Harvard (New College) was founded in 1636, Yale (Collegiate School) in 1701, University of Pennsylvania (Academy of Philadelphia) in 1740, and Princeton (College of New Jersey) in 1746.

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