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The word university is a noun.  University means (1) establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching, (2) the body of faculty and students at a university, (3) a large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word university.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    The University of Illinois began as Illinois Industrial University in 1867. In 1885 it became one of the original Land-Grant State Universities. The University has the largest public university library in the country. There are approximately 42,000 total students enrolled, 88% from Illinois and almost 3000 faculty, including 21 Nobel prize winners and 20 Pulitzer prize winners.
    http://www.uiuc.edu/
  • University of Hawaii System
    The University of Hawaii System, popularly known as UH, is a public, co-ed college and university system that confers associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees through three university campuses, seven community college campuses, an employment training center, three university centers, four education centers and various other research facilities distributed across six islands throughout the state of Hawaii.
    http://www.hawaii.edu/
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln
    This public research university, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, is the state's oldest and largest university; it is the flagship university of the University of Nebraska system.
    http://www.unl.edu/
  • Baylor University
    Baylor University, located in Waco, Texas, was founded in 1845. Baylor is the largest Baptist University in the world. There are 14,000 students at all levels and over 800 faculty members, approximately half of whom are Baptist. The website provides information about the school and its programs, visiting the University, and application procedures.
    http://www.baylor.edu/
  • University of Alabama
    Founded in 1831, the University of Alabama, located in Tuscaloosa, is the state's flagship university. There are almost 24,000 students, graduate and undergraduate at UA enrolled in over 200 programs. There are also 250 student organizations and 50 fraternities and sororities. The University also supports numerous research centers and institutes. Users can find out about applying on the website.
    http://www.ua.edu/
  • University of Delaware
    The University of Delaware grew from a small private academy begun in 1743 to a major university that was chartered in 1833. The main campus is in Newark and there are 5 other locations. The school has over 20,000 students and a faculty of 1,117. UD is a land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant, and urban-grant university. The top ranked academic major at UD is biology. More information on the website.
    http://www.udel.edu/
  • University of Toronto
    The University of Toronto was founded as King's College in 1827. The University has 50,871 students on three campuses. The University has several art museums, four theaters, a Graduate Center for the Study of Drama, Medical and Dental Schools, among others. The website provides information at UT, Toronto, visiting the school, and how to apply.
    http://www.utoronto.ca/
  • Oklahoma State University
    Founded in 1890, Oklahoma State University at Stillwater is a land-grant, coeducational public research university. It is the flagship institution of the Oklahoma State University System.
    http://www.okstate.edu/
  • University of South Carolina
    This public, co-educational research university is located in Columbia, South Carolina. From its founding in 1801 and its original quadrangle of buildings that make up the Horseshoe, through the years of Civil War, Reconstruction and World War II, the university has persevered and transformed into a major research university that still is dedicated to educating South Carolinians.
    http://www.sc.edu/
  • University of Arkansas
    Founded in 1871, this public, co-educational, land-grant, research university is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Today, the university enrolls about 25,000 students, representing all 50 states and 120 countries. The university partners with the state as an education and economic development resource. It is the major provider of graduate-level instruction in Arkansas, and its public service activities extend within and beyond the borders of Arkansas.
    http://www.uark.edu/
  • University of Maine
    This public research university, located in Orono, Maine, was established in 1865 as a land grant college. It is the flagship university of the University of Maine System.
    http://www.umaine.edu/
  • University of Arizona
    The University was established in 1885 as the first college in the Arizona territories and is a designated Land Grant University. It is one of 62 members of the Association of American Universities. UA has over 36,000 students and offers 334 fields of study at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral level. It is also a member of the NCAA, Division I, PAC 10 Conference.
    http://www.arizona.edu/
  • University of Bath
    The University of Bath is located in Bath, England. It received a Royal Charter in 1966 but its origins go back to the 16 Century. There are almost 12,000 students and about 1400 academic staff. The website has links to information about the University, visiting, and how to apply.
    http://www.bath.ac.uk/
  • Cairn University
    Cairn is a biblical university that is centered on Christ and His Word. Located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, Cairn offers students a private Christian university experience, including rigorous undergraduate and graduate programs with a core Bible curriculum, a dynamic college campus life, and the personal investment of faculty.
    http://www.cairn.edu/
  • University of Cambridge
    The University of Cambridge, located in Cambridge, England will be celebrating its 800th birthday in 2009. The school has approximately 18,000 students, both undergraduate and graduate. Famous as an educational institution, the University is also home to many famous libraries and museums.
    http://www.cam.ac.uk/
  • University of Colorado
    The University of Colorado is located in Boulder. There are almost 29,000 students and 3715 faculty members, including 4 Nobel Laureates and 7 MacArthur Fellows. The University offers 85 undergraduate majors, 61 master's level programs, and 48 doctoral programs.
    http://www.colorado.edu/
  • University of Dundee
    The University of Dundee, originally part of the University of St. Andrews, has been an independent school since 1978. It is located in Dundee, Scotland, which is Scotland's 4th largest city. There are over 17,000 students, 20% of whom are distance learners. The website provides information about the school, about applying, and about visiting the campus and the city of Dundee.
    http://www.dundee.ac.uk/
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins University, a highly selective university located in Baltimore, Maryland, was founded in 1876. The main campus has 4400 undergraduates and 1600 graduate students. JHU is well known for its Medical School and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. In sports, JHU is affiliated with NCAA Division I for LaCrosse, and with NCAA Division III.
    http://www.jhu.edu/
  • Michigan State University
    Michigan State University, located in East Lansing, Michigan,is a Land-Grant University and member of The Big Ten Athletic Conference. It was founded in 1855 as a prototype for land grant institutions established under the Morrell Act. There are between 45,000 and 50,000 students, undergraduate and graduate, and 4500 academic faculty and staff.
    http://www.msu.edu/
  • Oxford University
    Oxford University is, with Cambridge, one of the most prestigious Universities in Great Britain. There are approximately 18,000 students in residence. The exact date of its founding is unknown but there was some education taking place there in 1096. The website contains a history of the University, information about applying, and descriptions of the associated museums, libraries, and buildings.
    http://www.ox.ac.uk/
  • University of Pittsburgh
    The University was founded in 1787 as a small private school called Pittsburgh Academy. It became part of the State system in 1966. There are approximately 34,000 students. It is also home to the University of Pittsburgh Press, a well-known academic publisher.
    http://www.pitt.edu/
  • Princeton University
    Princeton University, located in Princeton, N.J., is a highly selective Ivy League University. It was chartered in 1746 by the British, as the College of New Jersey. There are approximately 4,700 undergraduates at Princeton and 700 full time faculty. Princeton is an NCAA Division I school.
    http://www.princeton.edu/
  • Rutgers University
    Rutgers is the State University of New Jersey, located in New Brunswick with branches in Newark and Camden. Along with William and Mary, Rutgers is a colonial college that became a public university. The school is known as the birthplace of college football. There are approximately 27,000 undergraduates at the main campus and 7700 graduate students.
    http://www.rutgers.edu/
  • Southern Methodist University
    SMU is a private University of about 11,000 students and 600 faculty located near Dallas. The University was founded in 1911 by the Methodist Church, but is non-sectarian in its teaching. In addition to Arts and Sciences, SMU offers degrees in law, theology, business, and a program in southwest studies. Users can find out about visiting and applying on the website.
    http://www.smu.edu/

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