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American Universities by Clue

Based on the clue, try to name these American universities.
Last updated: April 13, 2019
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University
School whose famous dropouts include Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates
Harvard
Most prominent Mormon University
Brigham Young
Both Presidents Bush were members of this school's secret "Skull and Bones" society
Yale
Gatorade was invented to "aid" this university's athletes
Florida
Woodrow Wilson led this university before becoming President
Princeton
Its lacrosse team was falsely accused
Duke
Baltimore university whose medical school is often ranked #1
Johns Hopkins
Trained black pilots during WWII
Tuskegee
Pasadena university where the guys from "The Big Bang Theory" work
Caltech
Founded by Thomas Jefferson
Virginia
Enrico Fermi built the world's first nuclear reactor at this Midwestern school in 1942
Chicago
Where four Vietnam War protestors were killed in 1970
Kent State
Ohio liberal arts school that was the first co-ed college in the U.S.
Oberlin
"Animal House" was based on this Ivy League school in New Hampshire
Dartmouth
Virginia college named after an English king and queen
William & Mary
Bay Area university whose gigantic campus has a land value of perhaps $50 billion
Stanford
The state university of New Jersey
Rutgers
Midwestern university famous for wrestling and creative writing
Iowa
The second largest university in the state of Alabama
Auburn
Pittsburgh school named for a steel baron
Carnegie Mellon
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level 70
Feb 24, 2019
got iowa because of wrestling..it is famous for creative writing?
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level 71
Feb 24, 2019
Yeah- they have a summer program that's famous in writing circles. (I got it because of that.)
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level 80
Feb 25, 2019
Yeah, the writers workshop. Lots of incredibly famous authors were part of the program, including Vonnegut
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level 70
Feb 26, 2019
If you're ever in Iowa City I strongly suggest the Literary Walk. Also, Vonnegut wrote Mother Night while he was there. Fantastic read!
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level 80
Feb 24, 2019
Needs yellow box?
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level 70
Feb 25, 2019
Accept UVA for Virginia? That's what it's commonly referred to.
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level 70
Feb 25, 2019
Most definitely. Others to accept: UChicago, Hopkins
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level 75
Mar 4, 2019
Yes please. I've been saying this for years. Just because one person isn't as familiar with this acronym as he is with BYU, MIT, UCLA etc doesn't mean it is any less commonly used. (though I've never heard "Hopkins" before and I grew up an hour away) UMD, UNC, UF, FSU, CMU, etc etc should be accepted. Some are, some aren't, which is inconsistent.
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level 75
Apr 13, 2019
+1 for my own comment
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level 58
Apr 14, 2019
Another +1. I only call Virginia "UVA" to the point that I almost thought I had gotten the question wrong when it didn't work. Also, I primarily hear "Hopkins" instead of Johns Hopkins, so I support APHill's comment too.
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level 77
Mar 19, 2019
What? No Devry? No U of Phoenix? No Art Institutes of Minnesota? I'm shocked!!
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level 75
Apr 13, 2019
or Trump University
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level 75
Apr 14, 2019
Yeah I know I was just trying to think of something worse than Devry.
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level 67
Mar 31, 2019
I believe that it's spelled Carnegie Mellon with an E not an A.
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level 38
Apr 13, 2019
^ Yes it is: CAR NE GIE.
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level ∞
Apr 13, 2019
Okay, fixed
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level 60
Apr 13, 2019
Yay! My school made it!
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level 38
Apr 13, 2019
"University of Chicago" should be accepted
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level 71
Apr 13, 2019
Agreed. I typed University of Chicago 3 times before I finally tried Chicago and it worked.
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level ∞
Apr 13, 2019
Okay
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level 52
Apr 15, 2019
Same with University of Virginia
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level 56
Apr 15, 2019
I don't normally complain (really I don't) but why doesn't University of Virginia work as an answer for the school Jefferson founded? 'Cause that's its name.
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