What Are the Four Colleges That Bear the Names of Colors?
The four colleges that were named after colors are Brown University, Siena College, Navy College and Auburn University. Navy College is a rarely-used nickname for the United States Naval Academy.
Sienna, which originates from the word "siena" in Italian, refers to a brownish-yellow color. Siena College is located in Loudonville, N.Y. Navy refers to a grayish, purplish, blue color that is dark. The U.S. Naval Academy is located in Annapolis, Md. The academy prepares those who wish to be part of the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps to be professional officers. Brown University is located in Providence, R.I. Auburn refers to a reddish-brown color. Auburn University is located in Auburn, Ala.