Urbana University was founded in 1850 by followers of Emanuel Swedenborg, an 18th century scientist and philosopher. John Chapman, popularly known as "Johnny Appleseed", laid the groundwork for the university, which currently operates a 128-acre campus in Urbana, Ohio.
Urbana University offers more than 25 undergraduate majors in communication arts, English, education, liberal studies, and management among others. There are also a number of graduate programs in the fields of nursing, education, criminal justice administration, and business administration. The academic divisions of the university are:
The athletics teams of Urbana University, nicknamed the Blue Knights, participate in football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, golf, cross country, softball, swimming, and lacrosse. The Blue Knight teams are members of the NCAA Division II.
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