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University of Duck Seal


Central Connecticut State University

Founded: 1849 Central Connecticut State University
Nickname/Mascot: Blue Devils
Colors: Blue, White
Location: New Britain


Eastern Connecticut State University

Founded: 1889 Eastern Connecticut State University
Nickname/Mascot: Warriors
Colors: Maroon, Blue
Location: Willimantic


Quinnipiac University

Founded: 1929 Quinnipiac College
Nickname/Mascot: Bobcats / Boomer the Bobcat
Colors: Blue, Gold
Motto: Challenging Students to Meet the Challenges of the Future.
Location: Hamden


Southern Connecticut State University

Founded: 1893 Southerrn Connecticut State University
Nickname/Mascot: Owls/ Owl
Colors: Blue, White
Location: New Haven


University of Connecticut

Founded: 1881 Univeristy of Connecticut
Nickname/Mascot: Huskies/ Jonathan the Husky
Colors: Blue, White
Motto: Robur (Strength)
Location: Storrs


Wesleyan University

Founded: 1831 Wesleyan University
Nickname/Mascot: Cardinals
Colors: Cardinal, Black
Location: Middletown


Western Connecticut State University

Founded: 1903 Western Connecticut State University
Nickname/Mascot: Colonials/ Colin Colonial
Colors: Dark Blue, Metallic Copper
Location: Danbury


Yale University

Founded: 1701 Yale
Nickname/Mascot: Bulldogs, Eli, Yalies / Handsom Dan
Colors: Yale Blue
Motto: (Hebrew) Urim V'Tumim -
Lux et veritas (Latin)
Light and Truth
Location: New Haven
Yale is the 3rd oldest Institution of Higher Education and in 1861 the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences was the first in the U.S. to award a Ph. D.
NOT gets some help looking over the campus map. Yale Map



Founded: 1979 ESPN Sign

Location: Bristol
Colors: Red, White
Some might not consider ESPN to be an institution of higher education, but a case can be made that it helped expand the role of colleges in athletics, and they have their own Campus in Connecticut, so NOT made sure to visit it anyway.


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Updated December 20011