Which state has the fewest private 4-year colleges? I had expected states like Montana or New Mexico to hold this distinction, but I forgot another one less populated, the state of Wyoming, where there appears to be no private college or university.
There is an Indiana University in Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania is also home to California University; there is a Cornell in Iowa and a Miami in Ohio that is well known (and prefers not to be called Miami of Ohio).
Colgate University is located in Hamilton, NY; Hamilton College is in Clinton, NY; neither school is in Hamilton County, a sparsely populated area further north.
McDaniel College used to be known as Western Maryland; the prior name was thought to be an obstacle, since the college is private, not public, and it is not in the western part of the state. Despite the change, McDaniel remains among the ranks of under-appreciated colleges.
Skidmore and Tufts appear on some lists of colleges with bad names; however neither name strikes me as unappealing and both attract sufficient applicants to be very selective. I find more troublesome awkward names like University of Mary Washington (a fine school in Virginia) or Misericordia (in Dallas, PA to make matters worse). I might put Ursinus, a solid liberal arts college near Philadelphia, in the awkward category as well.
Which university in the U.S.is the largest? Measured by total enrollment, it appears that Arizona State can claim that honor, although ranker.com seems to think that Ohio State is bigger. If we count only undergraduates, University of Central Florida, with over 50,000, is number one.SHARE: