The List of “College ‘A’ Litter” potentials – applications are in!

After going through many colleges that begin with the letter ‘A’, Penni and I narrowed it down to a little more than a dozen (options are good :). A couple names have been spoken for, but I want to double check before I say for sure. . 


1. Adler Graduate School –  a small, non-profit educational institution located in Richfield, Minnesota that offers a Master of Arts Degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy with five areas of emphasis.

Mascot: None

2. Albion College – is a private liberal arts college located in Albion, Michigan. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, it was founded in 1835 and was the first private college in Michigan to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa

Mascot: “Brit” the Britain*

3. Alliant International University is a private, non-profit higher education institution based in San Diego, California. The university is also known synonymously as Alliant

Mascot: None

4. Alvernia University (PA)  is a private university located in Reading, Pennsylvania. Once known as Alvernia College, the school gained university status in 2008.

Macot: “The Crusader”

5.  Amherst College – Amherst College is a private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. Amherst is an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution and enrolled 1,817 students in the fall of 2012.

Mascot: Lord Jeff


6. Alverno College –  a Roman Catholic, four-year, independent, liberal arts college, historically and still primarily a women’s college located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Mascot: Blaze – The “Alverno Inferno”



7. Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) is a graduate school and seminary located in Newton, Massachusetts. It is America’s oldest graduate seminary and the nation’s first graduate institution of any kind. Affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA and the United Church of Christ, it is also a member of the Boston Theological Institute and is an official open and affirming seminary.

Mascot: “ANTS”

8. Antioch University – Antioch University Midwest (AUM) is a private institution of higher education serving adult students in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Previously the school was named “Antioch University McGregor” after the management professor and theorist Douglas McGregor, who served as the President of Antioch College from 1948 to 1954.[1] On June 12, 2010, the university was officially renamed “Antioch University Midwest.”

Mascot: “All Stars”

9. Austin College – a private liberal arts college affiliated by covenant relationship with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and located in Sherman, Texas, about 60 miles (about 100 km) north of Dallas.

Mascot: Katy the Kangaroo


10. Aquinas College a small Catholic college that aims to provide a liberal arts education located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Aquinas was ranked among the “Best Regional Universities – Midwest” by U.S. News and World Report. 

Mascot: Nelson the St. Bernard



11. Argosy University  – for-profit university that is an association of several independently accredited institutions owned by Education Management Corporation,[2] with 19 locations in 13 US states and online.[3] These programs share facilities and support staff, but the faculty typically do not teach across programs. The university offers numerous programs at various levels, including certification; associates, bachelors, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees, postdoctoral specialization, postgraduate concentrations, etc.

Mascot – None.

12. Asbury University – formerly Asbury College, is a Christian liberal arts institution located in Wilmore, Kentucky, United States. Although it is a nondenominational school, the college’s foundation stems from a Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. 

Mascot: Asbury Eagles


13. Ashland University  –  a mid-sized, private, non-profit university that is located in Ashland, Ohio, United States, the university consists of a 135-acre main campus and several off-campus centers throughout central and northern Ohio.  Mascot: “Tuffy” the Eagle

14. Auburn University – a public university located in Auburn, Alabama, United States. With more than 25,000 students and 1,200 faculty members, it is one of the largest universities in the state.

Mascot: “Aubie” the Tiger

15. Augusta State University is a public university located in Augusta, GeorgiaUnited States and is the oldest such institution in the state of Georgia (while the University of Georgia is the oldest state chartered university in Georgia and the United States); because it was initially chartered as a high school, the Academy of Richmond County in 1900 was one of only four public high schools in the state.

Mascot: Jaguar


16. Averett University is a private not-for-profit college in Danville, Virginia, USA, in south-central Virginia near the North Carolina border. Founded in 1859 as a women’s college, Averett became a 4-year, coeducational institution in 1969. 

Mascot: Mr. & Mrs. Cougar 

About Nurse for Wear

I am a Pediatric Nurse, and Clinical Assistant Professor in Chicago. My areas of interest in research are ADHD in pediatric patients and postpartum depression. I am a mother of 3, and by nature, I am an advocate. My hobbies include reading, copious amounts of laundry and successfully doing things people told me I would be able to accomplish.
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2 Responses to The List of “College ‘A’ Litter” potentials – applications are in!

  1. Margaret Williams says:

    Yep! Augusta State University is the one I liked! ‘Jag’ would be a good call name! 🙂

  2. Linda says:

    Could I suggest Aberystwyth University located in Ceredigion, Wales? Athletics is not that big a part of college life there, but a call name should not be that hard to come by.

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