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 taken13,963
Average score73.3%
Rating4.38
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1. Stanford
California
Massachusetts
New York
Texas
2. Brigham Young
Colorado
Nevada
Illinois
Utah
3. Carnegie Mellon
Alabama
Pennsylvania
Nevada
New York
4. Clemson
Minnesota
South Carolina
Maine
Michigan
5. Columbia
Rhode Island
Virginia
Arkansas
New York
6. Johns Hopkins
Georgia
Kentucky
Maryland
Washington
7. Northwestern
Illinois
Maine
Washington
Oregon
8. Notre Dame
Delaware
Nebraska
Indiana
Massachusetts
9. Oberlin
Oklahoma
Louisiana
Ohio
North Carolina
10. Rice
Rhode Island
Georgia
Wisconsin
Texas
11. Yale
Massachusetts
New York
California
Connecticut
12. Duke
Georgia
Arizona
North Carolina
Oregon
13. William & Mary
Mississippi
Tennessee
Missouri
Virginia
14. Princeton
New Jersey
Minnesota
Idaho
New Hampshire
15. Tulane
Connecticut
West Virginia
Florida
Louisiana
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Level 74
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 76
Feb 20, 2019
UWO is now called just Western University.
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Level 73
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 82
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 81
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 80
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 29
Feb 20, 2019
“Columbia” me: where’s South Carolina?
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Level 49
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 77
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 83
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 70
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 57
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 32
Feb 20, 2019
Finally! My knowledge is useful for once.
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Level 64
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 76
Feb 20, 2019
Good quiz - and not at all impossible for college educated Canadians.
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Level 67
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 63
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 60
Feb 22, 2019
Need to add a second, maybe even a third part!

Great quiz

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Level 69
Jun 24, 2022
Go Tigers! (the Clemson tigers specifically lol, so many tiger mascots)