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Can you name the Oldest American Colleges and Universities?
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Oct 8th, 2009 at 19:14 GMT
Probably too much time . . . it turned into try all the Ivy League schools, with a couple extra thrown in. I went to one of the others, so that was easy, and I grew up next to the other one, so . . . yeah.
Oct 19th, 2009 at 14:51 GMT
I agree. Probably too much time. Otherwise, a good quiz. Maybe make it the 20 oldest?
Nov 25th, 2009 at 00:20 GMT
Funny to see a spelling mistake in a quiz about colleges. It's university, not universitie.
Dec 20th, 2009 at 19:13 GMT
naming them in order is a bit much...
Mar 24th, 2010 at 20:39 GMT
How is there such a massive dropoff from William and Mary to Dartmouth? Didn't people notice the Ivy trend? It's not too subtle...
Jun 17th, 2010 at 21:55 GMT
accept upenn for university of pennsylvania
Jun 18th, 2010 at 04:42 GMT
Please accept "W&M" for William & Mary.
Jul 28th, 2010 at 14:25 GMT
If you are going to put the original names as the answers (with current names in parentheses), then you should accept original names for answers.
Sep 17th, 2010 at 18:44 GMT
Washington and Lee University was founded in 1749, University of Delaware in 1743, and Moravian College in 1742. All of which still exist today.
Dec 21st, 2010 at 00:05 GMT
Cornell was founded as a land-grant school of agriculture in 1767.
Jun 9th, 2011 at 01:19 GMT
Washington & Lee University was founded in 1749
Sep 30th, 2011 at 05:20 GMT
Washington and Lee and Delaware were not post-secondary institutions until later. (not sure about Moravian)
Nov 7th, 2011 at 00:28 GMT
@johnlk: According to Wikipedia, Moravian didn't receive its state charter until 1863. That may not be a "definitive" date for the purposes of this quiz, but the ability to grant state-approved bachelor's degrees seems to be fairly important to me in being able to say that an institution is a college or university.
Nov 26th, 2011 at 00:16 GMT
st john's college was founded in 1696 as king williams school and is still around. check your facts, like furrealz.
Mar 3rd, 2012 at 14:27 GMT
Gee, I wonder why the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations changed its name.
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