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25 Coolest University and College Mottos

While many university & college mottos are more traditional and boring by their nature, here is some witty, cool and funny mottos from around the world.


1- Oberlin College – United States


Think one person can change the world? So do we.

2- Harvard University – United States

Veritas (Truth)

3- Dartmouth College – United States

Vox Clamantis in Deserto (A voice crying out in the wilderness)

4- Clark Atlanta University – United States

“I’ll Find a Way or Make One”

5- Evergreen State College – United States

“Let it all hang out”

6- Norwich University – United States

“I Will Try.”

7- University of Texas at Austin – United States

“What starts here changes the world”

8- University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) – United States

“Fiat lux” — “Let there be light.”

9- Johns Hopkins University – United States

Veritas vos liberabit. (Truth will freeyou.)

10- University of East Anglia – United Kingdom

‘Do different’.

11- Acadia University – Canada

“In dust, you win.”

12- Antioch College – United States

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.

13- Lake Superior State University – United States

SI QUAERIS PAENINSULAM AMOENAM CIRCUMSPICE (If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you.)

14- Seton Hall University – United States

Hazard Zet Forward (Despite hazards, move forward)

15- Griffith University – Australia

Know More. Do More.

16- La Trobe University – Australia

Qui cherche trouve  (Whoever seeks, finds. [Mt. 7:7])

17- Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

Alis grave nil  (Nothing is too heavy for those who have wings)

18- Saint Francis Xavier University – Canada

Quaecumque Sunt Vera (Whatsoever things are true.)

19- Shanghai Jiao Tong University – China

饮水思源 爱国荣校 (When you drink water, never shall you forget its source; love your motherland and add credit to your Alma Mater)

20- Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo (UEES) – Ecuador

Non progredi regredi est  (Not going forward, is going backwards)

21- Victoria University of Wellington – New Zealand

Sapientia magis auro desideranda Sapientia magis auro desideranda (“Wisdom is more to be desired than gold”)

22- University of Bucharest – Romania

“Nu zidurile fac o școală, ci spiritul care domnește într’însa. (It’s not the walls that make a school, but the spirit living inside”)

23- University of Valladolid – Spain

Sapientia Aedificavit Sibi Domum (Wisdom hath built herself a house)

24- Shih Chien University – Taiwan

力行實踐,修齊治平 (Knowledge is the beginning of practice. Doing is the completion of knowing)

25- Silpakorn University – Thailand

Ars longa, Vita brevis. (Art is long, Life is short.)


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