What are the 20 oldest colleges in the US?
Here are the United States' oldest colleges (25), in order of date founded:
The world's oldest, continuously operating university is the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, founded in 1088.
- 1618 College of Henricopolis (burned 1622)...............Jamestown, VA
- 1636 Harvard University...........................................Cambridge, MA
- 1693 College of William & Mary.................................Williamsburg, VA
- 1696 St. John's College.............................................Annapolis, MD
- 1701 Yale University.................................................New Haven, CT
- 1740 University of Pennsylvania................................Philadelphia, PA
- 1742 Moravian College & Theological Inst...................Bethlehem, PA
- 1743 University of Delaware......................................Newark, DE
- 1746 Princeton University..........................................Princeton, NJ
- 1749 Washington & Lee University.............................Lexington, VA
- 1754 Columbia University...........................................New York, NY
- 1764 Brown University...............................................Providence, RI
- 1766 Queen's College (now Rutgers Univ.)..................Newark, NJ
- 1769 Dartmouth College............................................ Hanover, NH
- 1770 College of Charleston......................................... Charleston, SC
- 1772 Salem College....................................................Winston-Salem, NC
- 1775 Hampden-Sydney College...................................Hampden-Sydney, VA
- 1780 Transylvania University......................................Lexington, KY
- 1782 Washington College...........................................Chestertown, MD
- 1783 Dickinson College...............................................Carlisle, PA
- 1785 University of Georgia..........................................Athens, GA
- 1789 Georgetown University.......................................Georgetown, DC
- 1791 University of Vermont......................................... Burlington, VT
- 1795 Union College.....................................................Schenectady, NY
- 1794 Bowdoin College..................................................Brunswick, ME
- 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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Answer . \nROSE: 1902, then resumed in 1916. Orange and Sugar, 1935. Sun, 1936. Cotton, 1937.
Answer: Harvard University but regarding the oldest engineering schools in the nation: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) -- "The oldest technological university in the English-speaking world". Founded primarily as an engineering school in 1824, RPI has been granting official engineering degr…ees ever since. Rensselaer's original engineering programs have been "ABET accredited" continually, since ABET was formed in 1936. Harvard has only one ABET accredited engineering program and it was wasn't officially accepted by ABET until 1962. West Point's engineering degrees, although old, were NOT officially accepted or accredited by ABET until 1985. (MORE)
If you mean in the United States, then it is Harvard College. There are many different kinds of colleges, some are secondaryschools, others are degree granting institutions, and yet othershave little or nothing to do with education. The term means onething in one place, and another thing in others,… which makesanswering this question difficult unless it can be made morespecific. The oldest university in continuous operation is the University ofBologna in Italy, founded in the year 1088. (MORE)
1. Georgetown 1789 2. St Louis University 1818 3. Spring Hill 1830 4. Regis University 1877
Top 3 oldest rivalries(not including military academies):Michigan v Ohio St, Oklahoma v Texas, and Alabama v Auburn. I don't have a definitive answer to this one, but the above Answer is wrong. Harvard and Yale have been playing football against each other since 1875. Many other long standing riva…lries come up when you simply search for them on the internet. Lehigh vs Lafayette (since 1884), South Dakota School of Mines and Technology vs Black Hills State University (said by Wikipedia to be the second most played after Harvard-Yale), Wisconsin vs Minnesota (since 1890) and many others. The Wikipedia entries say the first Michigan - Ohio State game was in 1897, Auburn-Alabama in 1893 and Oklahoma - Texas in 1900. The original Question is too vague. Why are service academies excepted? Did they mean ONLY current FBS football schools? The Answer above sounds like a 9-tear old's vision of "oldest college football rivalries": that is, only the currently popular football team rivalries that the nine year old has heard of. Does the question mean the oldest first game between two rivals? The rivalry with the longest consecutive years played to date? Many rivalries are initially old but some years the game is not played. The rivalry with the highest number of games played? Are all football divisions included, or just the current major college programs? Harvard - Yale is VERY likely the number ONE answer to this question. After that, you must specify what the question really means to get a definitive answer. (MORE)
Salem College is the oldest women's college in America that is still a women's college.
Baker University opened its doors on February 12 of 1958 and hadbeen offering courses steadily since then, that's why it'sconsidered the oldest operating college of the state of Kansas.
1)Harvard Univ. Cambridge, Mass. 1636 2)Coll. of William & Mary Williamsburg, Va. 1693 3)Yale Univ. New Haven, Conn. 1701 4)Princeton Univ. Princeton, N.J. 1746 5)Columbia Univ. New York City 1754 6)Univ. of Penn. Philadelphia, Penn. 1757 7)Brown Univ. Providence, R.I. 1764 8)Rutgers New Brunswick,… N.J. 1766 9)Dartmouth Coll. Hanover, N.H. 1769, 10)The College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 1770 (also the oldest municipal college/university) 11)United States Military Academy 1802 12)Marietta College Marietta, OH 1835 Actually, Saint John's College, in Annapolis, MD is the third oldest institution in the United States, founded as "King William's School in 1696. Moravian College, PA 1742 Allegheny College, Meadville, PA 16335 Est. 1815 (32nd Oldest College) ****Actually a college has been missed on this list, Vincennes University formerly Harrison Academy was founded in 1801 and was established by Pres. William Henry Harrison. Vincennes University is a comprehensive University offering both Associates and Baccalaureate degree programs to students from every state and many from abroad. (MORE)
Harvard, founded in 1636 though originally chartered as "New College" in 1650. The first recognized instructional degrees were received in 1642.
The oldest African American College is Lincoln University inPennsylvania. The school opened on January 1, 1857 and wasoriginally called Ashmun Institute.
Athens State University is the oldest institution of higher education in Alabama 's state educational system. The Institution was founded in 1822 by local citizens who purchased five acres of land, erected a building, and began Athens Female Academy . Ownership of the school was transferred in 184…2 to the Tennessee Conference of the Methodist Church . With the birth of the North Alabama Conference of the Methodist Church in 1870, the Institution came under the jurisdiction of that body. On May 10, 1974 , the Board of Trustees requested from the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church that the Institution seek affiliation with the State of Alabama . The conference, at its annual meeting in June 1974, gave the Board of Trustees this permission and authorized the transfer of the Institution to the State of Alabama . In June 1975, the Institution was accepted by the Alabama State Board of Education subject to the appropriation of operating funds by the Alabama Legislature. Later that year, the Legislature appropriated funds for the operation of the Institution to serve the graduates of state junior, community, and technical colleges/institutes. (taken from Athens State Universit's website). (MORE)
The oldest University in Scotland is the third oldest in the English speaking world, founded in 1410 it is the University of St. Andrews in Fife.
Oxford, but some think it's some other college that i don't know the name of
Fourah Bay College founded on February 18, 1827 is the oldestuniversity in West Africa. It is also the first western-styleuniversity in Africa.
In actuality, the longest running rivalry in College Basketballdates back more than 100 years and is between two New York CitySchools. The reason it is little known is because neither schoolcompetes in what might be referred to as major college sports. The rivalry between Pratt Institute and Cooper… Union based inBrooklyn and Greenwich Village respectively dates to the late1800's and pre-dates the existence of basketball programs at bothMinnesota and Wisconsin. (MORE)
The oldest university of the world is belong to Iran, University of Gundishapur 5BC century. The Academy of Gundishapur (in Persian: Ø¯Ø§ÙØ´Ú¯Ø§Ù Ú¯ÙØ¯ÙØ´Ø§Ù¾ÙØ±, DÃ¢neÅ¡gÃ¢h GondiÅ¡Ã¢pur) was a renowned academy of learning in the city of Gundeshap…ur during late antiquity, the intellectual center of the Sassanid empire. It offered training in medicine, philosophy, theology and science. The faculty were versed not only in the Zoroastrian and Persian traditions, but in Greek and Indian learning as well. According to The Cambridge History of Iran , it was the most important medical center of the ancient world (defined as Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East) during the 6th and 7th centuries.  . History . In 489 CE, the Nestorian theological and scientific center in Edessa was ordered closed by the Byzantine emperor Zeno, and transferred itself to become the School of Nisibis  , also known as "NisibÄ«n, then under Persian rule with its secular faculties at Gundishapur, Khuzestan. Here, scholars, together with Pagan philosophers banished from Athens by Justinian in 529, carried out important research in Medicine, Astronomy, and Mathematics".  . However, it was under the rule of the Sassanid emperor Khosrau I (531-579 CE), called Anushiravan literally "Immortal Soul" and known to the Greeks and Romans as Chosroes , that Gondeshapur became known for medicine and erudition. Khosrau I gave refuge to various Greek philosophers, Syriac-speaking Christians and Nestorians fleeing religious persecution by the Byzantine empire. The Sassanids had long battled the Romans and Byzantines for control of present day Iraq and Syria and were naturally disposed to welcome the refugees.. The king commissioned the refugees to translate Greek and Syriac texts into Pahlavi. They translated various works on medicine, astronomy, philosophy, and useful crafts. The philosophers are said to have been unhappy in Persia, however, and later returned to Greece.. Anushiravan also turned towards the east, and sent the famous physician Borzouye to invite Indian and Chinese scholars to Gondeshapur. These visitors translated Indian texts on astronomy, astrology, mathematics and medicine and Chinese texts on herbal medicine and religion. Borzouye is said to have himself translated the PaÃ±catantra from Sanskrit into Persian as Kalila u Dimana . (MORE)
Robert college or TED college one of them. Robet and TED are highschools and aren't even that old. I believe who asked the question meant university. Istanbul university is the oldest one in Turkey. It was founded in 1453.
In 1218, King Alfonso IX of Leon founded the University of Salamanca, which is considered the oldest of the existing Spanish universities.
King's College founded in Windsor, Nova Scotia in 1787!!! By the loyalists of America...I can't believe how many born canadians think it's Montreal and Ontario...Do you ever read the history of Canada? Ontario was founded and built on Nova Scotia gold....Windsor, Nova Scotia was actually considered …to be the Capital of Canada.... (MORE)
The first college in Brazil was the Bahia College of Medicine(Faculdade de Medicina da Bahia) found on Feb 18, 1808 by D. JoÃ£oVI (King of Portugal).
The oldest college fraternity in continual existence is Phi Beta Kappa, originally founded December 5, 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Since the 19th century, Phi Beta Kappa has been a purely academic honorary society. The oldest college social fraternity in continual existenc…e is the Chi Phi Fraternity, founded on December 24, 1824 at the College of New Jersey, which is now known as Princeton University. The oldest southern fraternity in continual existence is Sigma Alpha Epsilon, founded on March 9, 1856 at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. Today this organization consists of over 200 chapters throughout 49 states and Canada. Sigma Alpha Epsilon is the largest social fraternity; intiating over 280,000 members over its 150 years. The oldest fraternal society is Kappa Sigma, founded in 1400 at the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy. It did not come to be in America until December 10, 1869 however. (MORE)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) -- "The oldest technological university in the English-speaking world". Founded primarily as an engineering school in 1824, RPI has been granting official engineering degrees ever since. Rensselaer's original engineering programs have been "ABET accredited" con…tinually, since ABET was formed in 1936. Harvard has only one ABET accredited engineering program and it was wasn't officially accepted by ABET until 1962. West Point's engineering degrees, although old, were NOT officially accepted or accredited by ABET until 1985. (MORE)
The oldest university west of the Mississippi River is Saint Louis University , which was founded on November 16, 1818 by Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg. (Originally is was called the Saint Louis Academy) The university is privately owned. Of course, Saint Louis is right next to the r…iver, and often times is not really considered to be "West of the Mississippi River" in terms of the Western United States. Several other universities were also created soon after, but all long towns near the Mississippi River, so the oldest university west of both Saint Louis and the Mississippi River is the University of Utah , established on February 28, 1850. (Originally called the University of Deseret) It is the oldest public university west of the Mississippi river. (MORE)
The oldest university west of the Mississippi River is SaintLouis University (SLU), which was founded on November 16, 1818by Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg. (Originally is wascalled the Saint Louis Academy) The university is a private,co-educational Jesuit Catholic university located in… St. Louis,Missouri. The university was later taken over by the Society ofJesus making it the second oldest Jesuit college in the nation. Of course, Saint Louis is right next to the river, and often timesis not really considered to be "West of the Mississippi River" interms of the Western United States. Several other universities werealso created soon after, but all long towns near the MississippiRiver, so the oldest university west of both Saint Louis and theMississippi River is Willamette University in Salem Oregon, foundedin 1842. (MORE)
College of William and MaryHarvardPrincetonYale IT IS ONE OF THESE NOt a good try Harvard and William and Mary vie for the honors. Although W&M is technically older, Harvard has the first Charter.
Although there is controversy about which were the first superioreducation institutions of the United States, The College of Williamand Mary claims itself the title of 'America's second-oldestcollege'. The College of William and Mary, located in the state ofVirginia and it's a public research univer…sity. Some of the mostimportant figures of American history, like U.S. Presidents JamesMonroe, Thomas Jefferson and John Tyler, graduated from William andMary. (MORE)
Stetson University- Founded in 1883, Stetson is Florida's first university. Although founded after FSU(1851) and UF(1853), FSU is only recognized by Florida as the oldest continuous site of higher learning in the state. However, it was not chartered as a university until 1947. Florida Legislature en…acted the Charter of Stetson University as an independent institution of higher learning in 1887. (MORE)
The college of William and Mary is the second oldest college inAmerica. It was chartered by King William III and Queen Mary II.
In the 2010 season, that was John Gagliardi of Saint John's University who was born November 1, 1926. Joe Paterno of Penn State was second oldest having been born December 21, 1926.
McKendree University ( College ) was founded in 1828 and is the oldest in Illinois.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Franklin w. Olin College of Engineering, Reed College, California Institute of Technology, Harvey Mudd College, Bennington College, Harvard College, Middlebury College, University of Chicago, Swarthmore College.
You're both wrong. The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) is America's oldest collegiate athletic conference - Founded in 1888 by Olivet College, Albion College, and Michigan State University. http://miaa.org/history/index.html The Big 10 IS the oldest Division 1 conference in th…e United States - Founded 1896 http://www.bigten.org/trads/big10-trads.html ------Type your answer here... sec ---------------Wrong the Big 10, which started as a Football conference in 1895. (MORE)
The Royal Agricultural University, formerly known as the RoyalAgricultural College, is the oldest agricultural institution in theworld. It was established in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, UK in1845.
Massachusetts Bay College it was founded in 1636 in and the primary religion was puritian. it was chartered in 1650, and the first degree given from the school was in1642 and it is now an ivy league school.
Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA (Suburban Pittsburgh) was the first college basketball program. April 8, 1893 they played their first game with New Brighton, YMCA. The program was founded by a James Naismith protoge named Charles O. Bemies. (http://www.basketball.org/first-college-basketball-game…/) Geneva College - 1893-94 (Played until 1943) Iowa 1893-94 ---------------------------- Hiram - 1894-95 (Played until 1904) Drexel - 1894-5 (Did not play Div 1 equiv. between 1901 and 1972) --------------------------------- Temple - 1895-1896 Bucknell - 1895-1896 Yale - 1895-1896 Minnesota - 1895-1896 Washington - 1895-1896 (not again until 1888-89) ----------------------------- Notre Dame 1896-1897 Nebraska 1896-1897 Purdue 1896-1897 Penn State 1896-1897 Butler 1896-1897 Pennsylvania - 1896-1897 ------------------------------ North Dakota State - 1897-98 (Did not play Div 1 equiv. between 1927 and 2007) ------------------------------- Kansas - 1898-99 Ohio State - 1898-99 Illinois State - 1898-99 Wisconsin - 1898-99 Michigan State - 1898-99 Syracuse - 1898-99 Cornell - 1898-99 ------------------------------ Indiana State - 1899-00 Dartmouth - 1899-00 New Mexico - 1899-00 ------------------------------- Princeton - 1900-01 Brown - 1900-01 Harvard - 1900-01 Columbia - 1900-01 Lafayette - 1900-01 Vanderbilt - 1900-01 Indiana - 1900-01 Holy Cross - 1900-01 ------------------------------ Washington State - 1901-02 Oregon State - 1901-02 Connecticut - 1901-02 Cincinnati - 1901-02 ------------------------------ Colgate - 1902-03 Oregon - 1902-03 Colorado - 1902-03 ------------------------------- Kentucky - 1903-04 Seton Hall - 1903-04 (but not again until 1908-09) ------------------------------ Northwestern - 1904-05 Arizona - 1904-05 West Virginia - 1904-05 ------------------------------ Kansas State - 1905-06 Pittsburgh - 1905-06 Illinois - 1905-06 Auburn - 1905-06 Duke - 1905-06 Georgia - 1905-06 Wake Forest - 1905-06 Virginia - 1905-06 ------------------------------ Texas - 1906-07 USC - 1906-07 Missouri - 1906-07 Rutgers - 1906-07 Wichita St. - 1906-07 ---------------------------- California - 1907-08 St. John's - 1907-08 Georgetown - 1907-08 ---------------------------- Oklahoma - 1908-09 Oklahoma State - 1908-09 Iowa State - 1908-09 ---------------------------- North Carolina - 1910-1911 ---------------------------- Louisville - 1911-12 --------------------------- North Carolina State - 1912-13 --------------------------- Stanford - 1913-14 ---------------------------- Michigan - 1917-1918 ---------------------------- UCLA - 1919-20 ----------------------------- Florida - 1920-21 ---------------------------- Arkansas - 1923-24 -first public basketball game was played on March 11, 1892 at the Springfield YMCA Training School between students and faculty, students won 5-1. -first basketball game reported between two colleges was played on February 9th, 1895, when the Minnesota State School of Agriculture (which is now the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus) beat the Hamline College Porkers by a score of 9 to 3 -first recognized intercollegiate game with five players on each team,on January 16th, 1896, University of Chicago defeated University of Iowa 15 to 12 -first official intercollegiate game, on December 10th, 1896, Wesleyan University defeated Yale, 4-3 (MORE)
The eight oldest college or university is Rutgers located in New Jersey. It was established in 1766.
Oldest 97anyway. This based on the founding of the institution notcharter date. Some schools claim they evolved from "academies",basically high schools. Henricus was a church based school for educating Native Americansin Virginia. College Founded Henricus Colledge 1619 1625 Harvard University 1…636 The College of William & Mary 1693 St. John's College 1696 Yale University 1701 University of Pennsylvania 1740 Moravian College 1742 University of Delaware 1743 College of New Jersey (Princeton) 1746 Princeton University 1746 Washington & Lee University 1749 Columbia University 1754 Brown University 1764 Rutgers University 1766 Dartmouth College 1769 College of Charleston 1770 Salem College 1772 Dickinson College 1773 Hampden-Sydney College 1775 Union College 1779 Transylvania University 1780 Washington & Jefferson College 1780 Washington College 1782 Franklin and Marshall College 1787 Georgetown University 1789 University of Vermont 1791 Williams College 1793 Bowdoin College 1794 University of Tennessee 1794 Union College 1795 University of North Carolina 1795 Middlebury College 1800 University of South Carolina 1801 United States Military Academy 1802 Ohio University 1804 University of Maryland 1807 Miami University (Ohio) 1809 Colby College 1813 University of Michigan 1817 Saint Louis University 1818 Colgate University 1819 Norwich University 1819 University of Cincinnati 1819 Indiana University 1820 Amherst College 1821 Hobart College 1822 Trinity College (Hartford) 1823 Kenyon College 1824 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1824 Lafayette College 1826 Western Reserve University 1826 Denison University 1831 New York University 1831 University of Alabama 1831 Wesleyan University 1831 Pennsylvania College (Gettysburg College) 1832 Haverford College 1833 Oberlin College 1833 Tulane University 1834 Wheaton College 1834 Emory University 1836 Indiana Asbury University (DePauw University, 1883) 1837 Knox College 1837 Mount Holyoke College 1837 Boston University 1839 University of Missouri 1839 Bridgewater State University 1840 Bethany College 1840 Fordham University 1841 Ohio Wesleyan University 1842 University of Notre Dame 1842 Holy Cross College 1843 University of Delaware 1843 Baylor College 1845 United States Naval Academy 1845 Saint Vincent College 1846 Beloit College 1846 Bucknell College 1846 Grinnell College 1846 University of Buffalo 1846 Lawrence College 1847 State University of Iowa 1847 University of Mississippi 1848 University of Wisconsin 1849 University of Dayton 1850 University of Rochester 1850 University of Utah 1850 Culver-Stockton College 1853 Bates College 1855 Michigan State 1855 Pennsylvania State University 1855 Sewanee: The University of the South 1857 Kansas State University 1863 Cornell 1865 University of California 1869 Syracuse University 1870 Texas A&M 1876 University of Texas 1883 Clemson 1889 Stanford 1891 (MORE)
Joliet Junior College Joliet Junior College, established in 1901, is generally recognized as the oldest continuously operating community college.
Joliet Junior College (JJC), a community college based in Joliet, Illinois, was the first public community college founded in the United States. Established 1901. (Wikipedia) . For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (Wikipedia) indi…cated directly below this answer section. (MORE)
Campbell Field (Colorado Mines) 1982 Franklin Field (Penn) 1895 Harvard Stadium 1903 Bobby Dodd Stadium (Georgia Tech) 1913 Yale Bowl 1914
In 1852 Yale and Harvard competed in the first ever intercollegiate sporting event in all of North America. The sport was a rowing race in New Hampshire, on Lake Winnipesaukee. Harvard beat Yale by two lengths. General Franklin Pierce "New Hampshire's favorite son" awarded Harvard the first place pr…ize, a pair of black walnut, silver inscribed trophy oars. To date the trophy oars are the oldest intercollegiate athletic trophy prize in all of North America. The above was only a one time, singular event and if one considers those oars as really a "trophy". The oldest college/university trophy continually/annnually contested for in North American sports is the Yates Cup. The Yates Cup is emblematic of the Ontario University Football Championship and was first contested for in 1898. One of four regional/divisional conference football trophies (Ontario (Yates Cup), Quebec (Dunsmore Cup), Canada West (Hardy Cup) and Atlantic (Jewett Trophy/Loney Bowl)) and as a lead up to the two national semi-final bowl games (Uteck and Mitchell Bowls) and then finally to the Vanier Cup, the Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) football championship. The Yates Cup trophy is second only to the Stanley Cup in age for an annually contested for sports championship. The question was answered correctly in the beginning top paragraph. It was not a one time event. The 1852 Yale Harvard race being the first college sports competition in all of North America (also continually to date and annually contested) resulted in a first place prize. Therefore resulted in (to date) the oldest intercollegiate sports trophy in America. The oars were the first place trophy awarded to Harvard. And the event was the first college sports competition ever in America! (MORE)
The state of what? Our collage here in Ohio is Miami University with a wopping 200 years!
College Date Founded New College (Harvard University) 1636 The College of William and Mary 1693 Collegiate School (Yale) 1701 Academy of Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvannia) 1740 College of New Jersey (Princeton) 1746
either rutgers university aka State university of New Jersey or college of William and Mary. Both are located in the NE USA and both were founded at the same time as the Ivy League colleges. Though both did not join the IVY league due to a lack of a sports program, back in the early 1800
To the best of my knowledge, the oldest Catholic educational Institution is Georgetown which was founded in 1789. Mount St. Mary's was founded shortly thereafter and graduated their first class in 1808.
Harvard is the oldest, founded in 1636 The College of William and Mary is the second oldest, founded in 1693
Answering this question on the surface, the divisions of the NCAA are equally old (created in 1973). If the person asking the question was referring to conferences instead, the oldest conference in college sports is the Big10. It was created in 1896 with Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, …Purdue, and Wisconsin as its 6 flagship members. (MORE)
It is disputed, but the main claimants are Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania and the College of William and Mary. The College of William and Mary was the first US university to have a royal charter.
The oldest Catholic college in the United States is Georgetown, and the oldest independent Catholic college in the United States is Mount St. Mary's. Historically most European colleges began with the schools started by monasteries back in the sixth through the eighth centuries, the oldest Universit…y would be the University of Bologna in Italy, but it is no longer a Catholic university, it began in 1088. (MORE)
The American term 'college' is referred to as a 'university' in the UK. The oldest universities in the UK are Oxford University, Cambridge University and Durham University.