Fun Facts About Colleges Across the Nation

The ACT was taken by 1.5 million students in 2009, 297 students got a perfect score.

The “Naked Mile” first took place at the University of Michigan campus.

The average SAT score for 2009 graduates was 1,496.

The university mascot of Syracuse University is the “Orange”.

Beer Pong was invented at Dartmouth College.

Students at the University of North Dakota finish with the most debt than students at any other school.

Conan O’Brian wrote for his college humor paper The Harvard Lampoon.

The average SAT score for 2009 graduates in California is 1,011.

The average freshman gains 15 pounds during their 1st year of college.

The colors of the University of Memphis are blue and gray to symbolize the reunification of the US after the Civil War.

Gatorade was invented at the University of Florida.

Although the setting of the film Legally Blonde was Harvard Law School, none of the film was actually filmed there.

Only 6% of seniors in 2009 scored 2000 or higher on their SATs.

Harvard University has graduated a total of 8 U.S. presidents, more than any other university.
The graduates include John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

University of Oregon was the first college to win a NCAA Division 1 basketball championship.

Cheez Whiz was created at Rutgers, The State University of NJ New Brunswick.

Both the first and the last person to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan, are alumni from the University of Purdue.  

U.S. president Thomas Jefferson founded and designed the University of Virginia.

The first Greek-letter student society in the U.S. was founded at the College of William and Mary.

Last year out of over 30,000 applicants who applied to Harvard, only 6.9% were accepted.

The longest continuous rivalry in College football is between Lafayette vs. Lehigh.

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