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The Largest Campuses in the US

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Wikipedia's list of largest American university campuses by enrollment includes only individual four-year campuses, not four-year universities. Universities can have multiple campuses with a single administration. This list includes both Public and Private universities. These college rankings have nothing to do with academics, and everything to do with size. Which are the biggest colleges in the country& Was your alma mater one of the largest universities in America& Find out below!


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    The Ohio State University, commonly referred to as Ohio State or OSU, is a public research university in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870, as a land-grant university and ninth university in Ohio with the Morrill Act of 1862, the university was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical ...more

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    • Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
    • School type: Land-grant university, Public university
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: Grey, Scarlet
    • Mascot: Ohio State University Brutus Buckeye
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    Arizona State University is a public metropolitan research university located on five campuses across the Phoenix, Arizona, Metropolitan Area. A sixth campus located in northwestern Arizona is known as the ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City. ASU is the largest public university by enrollment in the United ...more

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    • Location: Tempe, Arizona, United States of America
    • School type: University, Public university
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: Gold, Maroon
    • Mascot: Arizona State University Sparky the Sun Devil
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    The University of Florida is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university located on a 2,000-acre campus in North Central Florida. Howard and Matthew Greene recognized Florida as a Public Ivy in 2001, a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of ...more

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    • Location: Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
    • School type: Land-grant university, Public university
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: Orange, Blue
    • Mascot: Albert and Alberta Gator
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    The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses are approximately 5 miles apart, and the Saint Paul campus is actually in neighboring Falcon Heights. It is the oldest and largest campus within ...more

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    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
    • School type: Land-grant university, Flagship university, Public university
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: Gold, Maroon
    • Mascot: University of Minnesota Goldy Gopher
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    The University of Central Florida, commonly referred to as UCF, is a metropolitan public research university located in Orlando, Florida, United States. UCF is a member institution of the State University System of Florida, and it is the largest university in the United States by undergraduate ...more

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    • Location: Orlando, Florida, United States of America
    • School type: Public university
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: Black, Old gold
    • Mascot: University of Central Florida Knightro, University of Central Florida Pegasus
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    The University of Texas at Austin, informally UT Austin, UT, University of Texas, or Texas in sports contexts, is a public research university and the flagship institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883 as "The University of Texas," its campus is located in Austin—approximately 1 ...more

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    • Location: Austin, Texas, United States of America
    • School type: Land-grant university, Flagship university, University, Public university
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: White, Burnt Orange
    • Mascot: University of Texas at Austin Bevo, University of Texas at Austin Hook 'em
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    Texas A&M University is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas, United States. It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System, the fourth-largest university in the United States and the largest university in Texas. Texas A&M's designation as a ...more

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    • Location: College Station, Texas, United States of America
    • School type: University
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: White, Maroon
    • Mascot: Texas A&M University Reveille VIII
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    Michigan State University is a public research university located in East Lansing, Michigan, United States. MSU was founded in 1855 and became the nation's first land-grant institution under the Morrill Act of 1862, serving as a model for future land-grant universities. MSU pioneered the studies of ...more

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    • Location: East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
    • School type: Land-grant university, Flagship university, University, Public university
    • Sports: Ice Hockey, Basketball, American football
    • Colors: White, Green
    • Mascot: Michigan State University Sparty
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    University of South Florida
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    The University of South Florida, also known as USF is a member institution of the State University System of Florida and a public research university located in Tampa, Florida, USA. Founded in 1956, USF is the fourth-largest public university in the state of Florida, with a total enrollment of 47,646 as ...more

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    • Location: Tampa, Florida, United States of America
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: Old gold, Gold, Green
    • Mascot: University of South Florida Rocky D. Bull
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    The Pennsylvania State University is a public, state-related research university with campuses and facilities throughout Pennsylvania. Founded in 1855, the university has a stated threefold mission of teaching, research, and public service. Its instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, ...more

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    • Location: University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • School type: Land-grant university, Public university
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: White, Dark blue
    • Mascot: Nittany Lion
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    The University of Washington, commonly referred to as Washington or informally UDub, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington, United States. Founded in 1861, UW is one of the oldest universities on the West Coast and features one of the most highly regarded medical schools in the world.more

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    • Location: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    • School type: Flagship university, Public university
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: Purple, Gold
    • Mascot: University of Washington Harry the Husky, University of Washington Dubs
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    The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a selective public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Founded when Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848, UW–Madison is the official state university of Wisconsin, and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. It was ...more

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    • Location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • School type: Land-grant university, Flagship university, Public university
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: White, Cardinal
    • Mascot: University of Wisconsin-Madison Bucky Badger
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    The University of Illlinois at Urbana-Champaign is a coeducational research university in the state of Illinois in the United States. It is the oldest and largest campus in the University of Illinois System. The university comprises 18 Colleges that offer more than 150 programs of study. Additionally, ...more

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    • Location: Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
    • School type: Land-grant university, Flagship university, University, Public university
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: Orange, Blue
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    The University of Michigan, frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Founded in 1817 in Detroit as the Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania, 20 years before the Michigan Territory officially became a state, the ...more

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    • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
    • School type: Flagship university, University, Public university
    • Sports: Ice Hockey, Gymnastics, Baseball, Softball, Basketball, + more
    • Colors: Maize, Azure
    • Mascot: University of Michigan Wolverine
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    Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from ...more

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    • Location: West Lafayette, Wabash Township, Indiana, United States of America
    • School type: Land-grant university, Public university
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: Black, Old gold
    • Mascot: Purdue University Boilermaker Special
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    New York University
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    New York University is a private, nonsectarian American research university based in New York City. NYU's main campus is located at Greenwich Village in Lower Manhattan. Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the largest private nonprofit institutions of American higher education. NYU was elected to the ...more

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    • Location: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • School type: Private university
    • Colors: Violet
    • Mascot: New York University Bobcat
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    Brigham Young University is a private research university located in Provo, Utah, United States. It is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and, excluding online students, is the largest religious university and one of the largest private universities in the United ...more

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    • Location: Provo, Utah, United States of America
    • Sports: Lacrosse, Basketball, American football
    • Colors: BYU Blue, White, BYU Tan
    • Mascot: Brigham Young University Cosmo the Cougar
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    The University of Southern California is a private, not-for-profit, nonsectarian, research university founded in 1880 with its main campus in the city area of Los Angeles, California. As California's oldest private research university, USC has historically educated a large number of the region's ...more

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    • Location: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • School type: Private university, University
    • Sports: Basketball
    • Colors: Gold, Cardinal
    • Mascot: USC Traveler
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    Boston University is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. The university is nonsectarian, but is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university has more than 3,800 faculty members and 33,000 students, and is one of Boston's largest employers. It ...more

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    • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • School type: Private university, Private school
    • Sports: Basketball
    • Colors: White, Scarlet
    • Mascot: Boston University Rhett
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    Liberty University is a private, non-profit Christian university located in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States, that describes itself as a Christian academic community. Liberty's annual enrollment includes 13,800 residential students and over 100,000 online students as of May 2013. When including the ...more

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    • Location: Lynchburg, Virginia, United States of America
    • School type: Private university
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: Navy Blue, White, Red
    • Mascot: Liberty University Sparky the Eagle
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