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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
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First submittedJanuary 21, 2019
Times taken18,210
Average score73.3%
Rating4.44
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1. Stanford
California
Massachusetts
New York
Texas
2. Brigham Young
Colorado
Illinois
Nevada
Utah
3. Carnegie Mellon
Alabama
Nevada
New York
Pennsylvania
4. Clemson
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
South Carolina
5. Columbia
Arkansas
New York
Rhode Island
Virginia
6. Johns Hopkins
Georgia
Kentucky
Maryland
Washington
7. Northwestern
Illinois
Maine
Oregon
Washington
8. Notre Dame
Delaware
Indiana
Massachusetts
Nebraska
9. Oberlin
Louisiana
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
10. Rice
Georgia
Rhode Island
Texas
Wisconsin
11. Yale
California
Connecticut
Massachusetts
New York
12. Duke
Arizona
Georgia
North Carolina
Oregon
13. William & Mary
Mississippi
Missouri
Tennessee
Virginia
14. Princeton
Idaho
Minnesota
New Hampshire
New Jersey
15. Tulane
Connecticut
Florida
Louisiana
West Virginia
29 Comments
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Level 75
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 73
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 79
Feb 20, 2019
UWO is now called just Western University.
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Level 76
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 85
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 73
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 84
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 66
Jan 26, 2019
Indiana (Pennsylvania), Oakland (Michigan), Miami (Ohio)
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Level 83
Jan 26, 2019
Typo at #9: Oklahama
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Level ∞
Jan 26, 2019
Ok
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Level 61
Feb 20, 2019
Good concept, but it seemed too easy (at least for an American).
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Level 28
Feb 20, 2019
“Columbia” me: where’s South Carolina?
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Level 48
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 75
Feb 22, 2019
Probably US college sports fans.
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Level 54
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 51
May 16, 2023
Oberlin Yeoman (a type of farmer). They are not good at sports, haha
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Level 84
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 71
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 59
Sep 12, 2021
I'm American and have two kids in college. I thought it was SUPER easy, but it was probably geared toward someone like me. I wouldn't know it if they were universities anywhere other than the US.
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Level 30
Feb 20, 2019
Finally! My knowledge is useful for once.
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Level 65
Feb 20, 2019
Waaaaaay too easy
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Level 66
Feb 20, 2019
Trivial for a college-educated American, probably nearly impossible for anyone else.
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Level 79
Feb 20, 2019
Good quiz - and not at all impossible for college educated Canadians.
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Level 70
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 62
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 66
Feb 22, 2019
Need to add a second, maybe even a third part!

Great quiz

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Level 80
Jun 24, 2022
Go Tigers! (the Clemson tigers specifically lol, so many tiger mascots)
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Level 68
Mar 9, 2024
Heard of Rice thanks to Professor Dave :D