Colleges by U.S. State - Multiple Choice

Can you guess the states in which these colleges are located?
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Last updated: January 26, 2019
First submittedJanuary 21, 2019
Times taken11,604
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1. Stanford
California
Texas
New York
Massachusetts
2. Brigham Young
Illinois
Nevada
Utah
Colorado
3. Carnegie Mellon
Nevada
Alabama
New York
Pennsylvania
4. Clemson
Michigan
South Carolina
Maine
Minnesota
5. Columbia
Virginia
Rhode Island
Arkansas
New York
6. Johns Hopkins
Georgia
Kentucky
Maryland
Washington
7. Northwestern
Maine
Oregon
Illinois
Washington
8. Notre Dame
Delaware
Massachusetts
Nebraska
Indiana
9. Oberlin
Oklahoma
Ohio
Louisiana
North Carolina
10. Rice
Wisconsin
Georgia
Texas
Rhode Island
11. Yale
New York
California
Massachusetts
Connecticut
12. Duke
Arizona
Georgia
Oregon
North Carolina
13. William & Mary
Mississippi
Missouri
Tennessee
Virginia
14. Princeton
Idaho
Minnesota
New Jersey
New Hampshire
15. Tulane
Florida
West Virginia
Louisiana
Connecticut
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Level 73
Jan 22, 2019
As a Northwestern alumnus, I can attest that few people (at least on the East Coast) know where it is. 66% seems a little high, frankly...
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Level 71
Jan 22, 2019
If you were actually in the Northwest it might be different! At least it's not as bad of a misnomer as Western Ontario.
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Level 74
Feb 20, 2019
UWO is now called just Western University.
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Level 72
Jan 31, 2019
I think because of more teams joining the Big 10, more people know where Northwestern is located today.
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Level 81
Jan 22, 2019
Missed one - had a brain cramp and didn't make the connection between Carnegie and the western Pennsylvania steel industry! :-(
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Level 71
Jan 22, 2019
BYU-Hawaii exists (byuh.edu)
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Level ∞
Jan 22, 2019
Removed Hawaii as a possible choice.
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Level 78
Jan 22, 2019
I'm just glad you didn't have one of those confusing ones, like Pittsburg State University (Kansas) or Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri).
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Level 67
Jan 26, 2019
Indiana (Pennsylvania), Oakland (Michigan), Miami (Ohio)
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Level 79
Jan 26, 2019
Typo at #9: Oklahama
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Level ∞
Jan 26, 2019
Ok
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Level 60
Feb 20, 2019
Good concept, but it seemed too easy (at least for an American).
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Level 30
Feb 20, 2019
“Columbia” me: where’s South Carolina?
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Level 46
Feb 20, 2019
How do these have a 64-87% guess rate? I had no idea about most of these, I knew 4 of these and guessed 2 more right. I guess most of the quiz takers are Americans?
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Level 78
Feb 22, 2019
Probably US college sports fans.
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Level 57
Mar 25, 2019
What, the Oberlin Otters? Columbia Cockatiels? (No offense to Oberlin or Columbia. Maybe they have sports teams. I wouldn't know.) Really easy quiz, though.
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Level 82
Feb 5, 2020
Exactly, ander217. I knew all but 2 of them because of college football, or with Johns Hopkins, because of their dominance in college lacrosse. I have friends in Pittsburgh, so I knew to associate Carnegie with PA, and Oberlin was a guess, though for some reason, Ohio rang a bell somewhere in the back of my mostly-empty head.

States made this quiz a breeze for me, though thinking back (Northwestern, Notre Dame, Rice....) I could've also named the cities they're in, too. (Evanston, South Bend, Houston, for example)

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Level 67
Mar 30, 2021
I'm not a college sports fan (although I am a college student at a university where sports are big), but I got all of them. Most of these are pretty famous, at least where I live. I think that statement is true for a lot of people living the Northeast-Midwest region--just look at how many of these schools fall into that area! And of the schools that don't fall in this region, Stanford and Duke are pretty famous, and William/Mary and Rice are also arguably well known.
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Level 31
Feb 20, 2019
Finally! My knowledge is useful for once.
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Level 62
Feb 20, 2019
Waaaaaay too easy
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Level 69
Feb 20, 2019
Trivial for a college-educated American, probably nearly impossible for anyone else.
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Level 74
Feb 20, 2019
Good quiz - and not at all impossible for college educated Canadians.
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Level 66
Feb 21, 2019
Or, ya know, just Americans. Higher learning is big business as are its sports. You don't need to be college edjumencated to know where most of these schools are.
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Level 64
Feb 20, 2019
This is the first one of these multiple choice quizzes I've gotten more than 50% on, and that's mostly just because I just finished the grad school application cycle and finally settled on one that I'm pleased to say is on this list.
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Level 57
Feb 20, 2019
I learned 3 of these within the last week and 6 within the last year.
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Level 82
Feb 22, 2019
Applying for schools?
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Level 58
Feb 22, 2019
Need to add a second, maybe even a third part!

Great quiz