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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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  • Ohio State University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Largest Campuses in the US
    Photo: marada / flickr / CC-BY-ND 2.0
    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 College. The college began with a focus on training students in various agricultural and mechanical disciplines but was developed into a comprehensive university under the direction of Governor Rutherford B. Hayes and in 1878 the Ohio General Assembly passed a law changing the name to "The Ohio State University". It has since grown into the third largest university campus in the United States.... more on Wikipedia
    • 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 listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Largest Campuses in the US
    Photo: kevin dooley / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    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 States. Founded in 1885 as the Territorial Normal School at Tempe, the school underwent a series of changes in name and curriculum. In 1945 it was placed under the direction of the Arizona Board of Regents and renamed Arizona State College. A 1958 statewide ballot measure gave the university its present name. ASU was classified as a Research I institute in 1994, thus, making it one of the... more on Wikipedia
    • 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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  • University of Florida is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Largest Campuses in the US
    Photo: StevenM_61 / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
    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 education comparable to those of the Ivies. In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida as the fourteenth best public university in the United States. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida and traces its historical origins to 1853, and has operated continuously on its present Gainesville campus since September 1906. The University of Florida is an elected member of... more on Wikipedia
    • 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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  • University of Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Largest Campuses in the US
    Photo: schwerdf / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    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 the University of Minnesota system and has the sixth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 51,853 students in 2012–2013. The university is organized into 19 colleges and schools, and it has sister campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester. Minnesota's athletic teams are known collectively as the Minnesota Golden Gophers and compete in the NCAA's Division I as... more on Wikipedia
    • 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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