Talk:List of colleges and universities named after people

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Expanding to include colleges?[edit]

We could massively expand this list if we were to include colleges (in the U.S. sense) and not just universities. For example, we could include Russell Sage College, Dickinson College, Amherst College, and a whole slew of others. Should we add them in here, or should we make a separate list? -- Beginning 02:06, August 30, 2005 (UTC)


I have moved the page to List of colleges and universities named after people. If it is inappropriate , you can revert to the former edit. Maybe List of academic institutions named after people might sound more proper. LordGulliverofGalben

Breaking up list[edit]

This is now quite a long list. Should we consider breaking it up by region or continent/country? Wl219 04:20, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Suggested addition[edit]

New one: Jagiellonian University. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.87.13.70 (talkcontribs)

  • That's named for a dynasty, not a specific individual person (or persons). --Orlady (talk) 13:52, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Oxford and Cambridge[edit]

Loads of the Colleges of the University of Oxford and Colleges of the University of Cambridge are named after people. Fences&Windows 01:56, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Washington College[edit]

I moved Washington College from the founders list to the benefactors list. As can be seen here, http://www.washcoll.edu/about/college-history.php, Washington College was founded by William Smith with George Washington serving as a benefactor and allowing use of his name (and serving on the board). Therefore, the benefactors list is more accurate than the founders list. 2601:152:4101:69BB:7017:40D3:326D:3E69 (talk) 03:26, 11 February 2016 (UTC)