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Here are the United States' oldest colleges (25), in order of date founded:

  1. 1618 College of Henricopolis (burned 1622)...............Jamestown, VA
  2. 1636 Harvard University...........................................Cambridge, MA
  3. 1693 College of William & Mary.................................Williamsburg, VA
  4. 1696 St. John's College.............................................Annapolis, MD
  5. 1701 Yale University.................................................New Haven, CT
  6. 1740 University of Pennsylvania................................Philadelphia, PA
  7. 1742 Moravian College & Theological Inst...................Bethlehem, PA
  8. 1743 University of Delaware......................................Newark, DE
  9. 1746 Princeton University..........................................Princeton, NJ
  10. 1749 Washington & Lee University.............................Lexington, VA
  11. 1754 Columbia University...........................................New York, NY
  12. 1764 Brown University...............................................Providence, RI
  13. 1766 Queen's College (now Rutgers Univ.)..................Newark, NJ
  14. 1769 Dartmouth College............................................ Hanover, NH
  15. 1770 College of Charleston......................................... Charleston, SC
  16. 1772 Salem College....................................................Winston-Salem, NC
  17. 1775 Hampden-Sydney College...................................Hampden-Sydney, VA
  18. 1780 Transylvania University......................................Lexington, KY
  19. 1782 Washington College...........................................Chestertown, MD
  20. 1783 Dickinson College...............................................Carlisle, PA
  21. 1785 University of Georgia..........................................Athens, GA
  22. 1789 Georgetown University.......................................Georgetown, DC
  23. 1791 University of Vermont......................................... Burlington, VT
  24. 1795 Union College.....................................................Schenectady, NY
  25. 1794 Bowdoin College..................................................Brunswick, ME
  26. 1795 University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.............Chapel Hill, NC


The world's oldest, continuously operating university is the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, founded in 1088.
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