25 Interesting Facts about University

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1German University

Many courses in German Universities are actually offered in English, and international students don’t even have to meet the German language requirements to apply. In Germany, undergraduate students don’t pay any tuition fees in all the public universities since October 2014.


2. The University of Oregon was the only university that would allow the movie Animal House to film on their campus. The Dean of the school had previously refused to allow The Graduate to film there and didn't want to miss another opportunity so he gave them full access without reading the script.


3. There is an airtight room in a University in Georgia (US), sealed in 1940, to be opened in the year 8113. The "Crypt of Civilization" contains a wealth of artifacts from literary works to everyday items.


4. Harvard University has severe grade inflation. The most common grade is an A, and the median grade is an A-.


5. There is a Santa Claus University in California that teaches professional Santa Claus skills like toy knowledge, poses, and how to avoid a law suit. A top-level Santa Claus can make up to $100,000 a year.


6University of Paris

The University of Paris existed for 820 years from 1150 A.D. to 1970, when it was broken up for being the main source of student revolutionaries who nearly overthrew the French government in May 1968.


7. Cambridge University Library has run out of room for its more than 9 million books and built a huge store to hold 4 million more. The first book they put in was Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.


8. Yale university's class of '54 at their reunion raised $375,000 with the idea to invest it in a risky portfolio that grew 37% per year to $90 million, which they donated to the university.


9. The University of Virginia offers a class in Computer Security which is formally called "Defense Against the Dark Arts."


10. In 2007, Georgetown University went as far as banning the possession of multiple ping pong balls in an effort to ban beer pong.


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11University of California

The University of California pays its coaches more than they do their Nobel winning professors. Coaches are paid on average three times more than the system’s full-time Nobel laureates.


12. Some Canadian universities give an Iron Ring to engineering graduates "as a symbol and reminder of the obligations and ethics associated with their profession."


13. In 1977, Syracuse University communications students hijacked a TV station. They aired the brand new feature film 'Rocky' and some classic porn movies to the general public on channel 7. This went on for 2 days and during that time the FCC received ZERO complaints.


14. The University of California at Davis is one of the largest breeders and patent holders of strawberry varieties in the world.


15. In 2012, a Canadian university named Dalhousie University offered a room full of puppies to help stressed-out students.


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16Cornell University

Cornell University requires students to take a swimming test at orientation. If they fail, they have to take a Beginning Swimming class.


17. Cambridge University was founded after local authorities in Oxford hanged two scholars for the death of a woman. In protest, Oxford University went into suspension and many scholars moved to Cambridge, eventually forming the nucleus of a new university.


18. Bob Jones University is a Protestant college in Greenville, South Carolina that lost its tax-exempt status in 1983 due to racial discrimination, and chose to pay millions in taxes rather than change its policies regarding interracial dating. However, the University dropped its policy on interracial dating in 2000 and just regained tax-exempt status in February of 2017.


19. Illinois State University has a health and wellness program called the G Spot that gives out free condoms, lube, and information. It moves around campus constantly, and the concept is to, "Find the G Spot."


20. The University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire offers two years of Ojibwe Language, a "Certificate of Ojibwe Language", as well as free live and archived online classes.


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A university called 42 is free, doesn’t care about SAT scores and wants to educate 10,000 students within the next 5 years. When the French President visited the campus in Paris there were students sleeping on the floor in the hallway.


22. Fordham University is a gated community of college students where the tuition is more than $65,000 a year, keeps their student body “protected” from the rest of The Bronx by its gates and security guards. Students have commented on the disconnect between the Fordham campus and its community.


23. Harvard University has a 19th-century book "Des destinées de l'ame" by Arsène Houssaye, that is bound in human skin.


24. Chicago State University features a state of the art automated storage and retrieval system called ROVER. It can retrieve five books in 2.5 minutes, on average. The average time for a student to retrieve five books is 2 hours.


25. Brown University named their porta-potties the "E. Gordon Gee Lavatory Complex" after the former president Gordon Gee cut funding to the arts programs.

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