What Is the Abbreviation for University?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 1:52:05 AM ET

The most common abbreviation for University is Uni. Other abbreviations include Univ. and U.


The abbreviation Uni is used in day-to-day vocabulary, but it rarely appears on official university documents. The abbreviation Univ. is common for American universities, whereas the term Uni is often used for British universities. The abbreviation U. sometimes appears on the websites and documents of certain universities, such as U.Penn, which is short for the University of Pennsylvania. Abbreviations for the name of a university are also a common occurrence on student gear such as T-shirts, notepads, caps, and other college accessories.