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U.S. College Acronyms Quiz

For each acronym, guess the school name.
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Last updated: November 28, 2014
First submittedJanuary 17, 2012
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Acronym
University
USC
University of Southern California
LSU
Louisiana State University
BYU
Brigham Young University
UTEP
University of Texas at El Paso
UCLA
University of California, Los Angeles
GWU
George Washington University
BC
Boston College
UAB
University of Alabama at Birmingham
VCU
Virginia Commonwealth University
ECU
East Carolina University
Acronym
University
TCU
Texas Christian University
UNLV
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
USU
Utah State University
GMU
George Mason University
NAU
Northern Arizona University
NYU
New York University
SJSU
San Jose State University
UCSD
University of California San Diego
UGA
University of Georgia
VMI
Virginia Military Institute
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level 53
Jan 17, 2012
UCLA is University of Charlotte eLisabeth Avenue
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level 84
Jan 17, 2012
Got them all with 2:30 left. It helps immensely that I devoted so much time to mastering the college basketball team naming quiz. Never would have gotten NAU, USU, or GMU otherwise.
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level 77
Jun 10, 2013
You really must have mastered it if it helped you with GMU. I was at school there the year they made it in to the playoffs. I think it's only happened once, right?
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level 73
Jan 29, 2015
why? i haven't mastered that quiz, but got those in this quiz...those schools are in conferences that are lined by bookmakers in every game of the season...which is why i know of them
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level 77
Oct 26, 2019
I just didn't think they were well-known for basketball
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level 71
Jan 17, 2012
Couldn't NAU also be National American University?
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level 66
Jan 21, 2012
Thank you NCAA march madness
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level 36
Jul 13, 2012
Wow, I am surprised how many correct answers I got!
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level 21
Aug 7, 2012
got all but Utah State?
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level 80
Jun 4, 2014
Utah State, Hey, Aggies all the way! Go Aggies! Go Aggies! Hey, Hey, Hey!!!
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level 40
Dec 2, 2012
should accept eastern carolina for ecu
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level 67
Jan 29, 2015
Except that it's not called Eastern Carolina.
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level 16
Jan 28, 2013
got over half and im canadian..not bad since most of those universities suck
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level 77
Jan 29, 2015
Kudos on learning something in spite of the challenge of going to sucky Canadian universities.
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level 62
Sep 3, 2019
That doesnt even make any sense..
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level 77
Oct 26, 2019
It makes the most sense possible out of the comment I was responding to. If he's trying to disparage the universities on this quiz he should at least say "these" and not "those." But I'm not even sure if that's what he means.
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level 38
Mar 11, 2013
100% with 2:12 left
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level 73
Apr 9, 2014
Southern Cal is USC on the west coast. South Carolina is USC on the east coast. But why are their nicknames the Trojans and the Cocks? That is just too funny.
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level 66
Jan 29, 2015
LOL
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level 72
May 9, 2014
Too Califronia/Virginia-centric
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level 66
Jan 29, 2015
IKR! Let's get some other states in there. :P
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level 44
Jan 23, 2019
I agree. As a Virginian, it made it pretty easy. To be honest, Virginia and California do have a lot of universities but as far as Virginia goes having UVA or VT would be a lot easier to guess than GMU.
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level 77
May 19, 2019
GMU is the biggest public university in the state.
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level 58
Jan 29, 2015
The Quizmaster's silence on the USC issue is deafening. ... Both South Carolina and Southern Cal should be accepted. It doesn't matter what the logo on the title screen is, that is not part of the quiz. ... Rather than argue with some idiot about SJSU, quizmaster should address this blatant error.
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level 77
Jan 29, 2015
I think you're taking this very serious issue much too lightly!!
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level 47
Apr 16, 2017
Okay, I'll sub for QM since he didn't show up to answer this. The issue of the USC's went to a federal appeals court, and the judges ruled that South Carolina couldn't use USC on their athletic uniforms because SoCal already was. Honestly, I think that's BS, especially considering South Carolina was founded 79 years before SoCal, but not being a huge fan of either school, I won't stick my nose too much further.
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level 77
Oct 26, 2019
My high school when I was going there was CHS. There was another, older high school nearby with the same initials. Eventually mine changed its initials to CVHS which sounds really strange to my ear, since I was used to the former abbreviation.
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level 66
Jan 29, 2015
Argh! VMI - I kept putting Virginia Medical Institute!!
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level 72
Jan 29, 2015
There are several Brown Colleges.
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level 44
Jun 20, 2019
What?
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level 73
Jan 29, 2015
suggestion for next time: CONDOM (College of Notre Dame of Maryland - seriously). :)
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level 77
Oct 26, 2019
Wouldn't that just be CNDM?
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level 58
Jan 30, 2015
I got about half, but was disappointed not to see two of the ones I would have got - CUNY and SUNY.
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level 49
Jan 31, 2015
sad that 72% miss NAU what is wrong with you ?
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level 45
Jul 3, 2015
The University of South Carolina was founded before California was even a state.
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level 35
Nov 30, 2015
I don't personally, but I've heard a lot of people refer to the University of South Carolina as USC.
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level 48
Feb 17, 2016
I though GWU was Gardner Webb University.... Oops
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level 51
Jun 6, 2016
Yo same!
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level 35
Jan 5, 2017
accept San Jose State as San Jose St
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level 45
Aug 11, 2018
USC is the University of South Carolina, Founded 1802, 48 years before California was even a state, 78 years before USoCal ** update, I just saw I made the same comment 3 years ago!!
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level 62
Sep 3, 2019
Seeing how I only ever heard of "UCLA" (and only like that , not the full version) I think I did pretty well managing to decipher 8 of those :) I had zero clue haha
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