Quincy University is a private liberal arts university located in Quincy, Illinois. The campus is situated along the Mississippi River and features many different styles of architecture and artwork throughout the campus.
The school was originally named Quincy College when founded as a community school in 1877 by the local Baptists. In 1890, after receiving an influx of students from a nearby university, the school was renamed Quincy University. The university became coeducational in 1892 to help meet growing student numbers.
The university has 13 departments across two colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Business. It offers 28 undergraduate majors, with several options available for each major, including an MBA track, a STEM track, or an Arts and Sciences-PreMed track. Over 50 minors are offered by the university, ranging from business to psychology. A Masters in Business Administration is also available to students interested in working toward their MBA while still enrolled at Quincy University.
The campus has many different buildings of historical significance, but two of the most notable buildings are the St. Vincent’s Church and the Main Hall. The St. Vincent’s Church is where former president William Taft preached in 1899, making Quincy University one of two colleges he spoke at as President of the United States. Main Hall was built in 1917 to house all classes for the university after a fire destroyed the main building. The hall was built in the popular Collegiate Gothic style, featuring a clock tower and open archways along the sides of the building.
Quincy University is home to 11 men’s and 12 women’s athletic teams, known as the Hawks. Teams compete in NCAA Division II, participating in the Great Lakes Valley Conference for all sports except football, competing in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
Notable alumni of Quincy University include John Burris, a prominent lawyer. He was involved in several landmark court cases, including winning one of the first to take down California’s Proposition 8. Another notable alumnus is former NFL player Chris Wilson, who played for the New England Patriots and the Tennessee Titans.
Quincy University is a private university located in Quincy, Illinois. The campus features many different styles of architecture and artwork throughout the campus. It was originally named Quincy College when it was founded as a community school in 1877 by local Baptists. In 1890, after receiving an influx of students from a nearby university, the school was renamed Quincy University. The university became coeducational in 1892 to help meet growing student numbers.
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