40+ Popular Universities that are Using WordPress


Often people think that WordPress is just a blogging platform that you use to start a personal blog. That might have been true in 2003, but now WordPress powers nearly 28% of all websites on the internet. This includes many of the top brands as well as some of the most well-respected universities. In this article, we will showcase 40+ popular universities that are using WordPress.

Top Universities using WordPress

Why and How Universities are Using WordPress?

WordPress is open source and highly customizable that makes it a great choice for universities and college websites. It is easy to setup and maintain, which allows university IT departments to quickly create and launch new websites.

Many universities use WordPress multisite network to allow faculty and students to create their own websites on university servers. WordPress is also commonly used for college news and magazine websites.

Last but not least, WordPress is also being used as a LMS solution in higher ED.

Having said that, let’s take a look at how some of the most popular universities are using WordPress.

1. Harvard Blogs

2. Boston University – Study Abroad

Boston University - Study Abroad

3. University of Berlin

Berlin University

4. University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

5. Oregon State University Blogs

Oregon State University Blogs

6. The Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University

The Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University

7. Cornell University

Cornell University

8. Georgia State University

Georgia State University

9. Boise State University

Boise State University

10. Des Moines University

Des Moines University

11. The University of Maine

The University of Maine

12. University of Calgary

University of Calgary

13. Bates College

Bates College

14. Queen’s College

Queen's College

15. Wheaton College

Wheaton College

16. UCF College of Medicine

UCF College of Medicine

17. MIT


18. University of California – Berkeley

University of California - Berkeley

19. University of Virginia

University of Virginia

20. Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University

21. Lafayette College

Lafayette College

22. FIU College of Engineering and Computing

FIU College of Engineering and Computing<

23. The University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia

24. Adams State University

Adams State University

25. The University of Mary Washington

The University of Mary Washington

26. University of Arkansas at Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

27. Drew University

Drew University

28. Princeton University Press

Princeton University Press

29. University of Missouri

University of Missouri

30. University of Chicago

University of Chicago

31. University of Brighton

University of Brighton

32. Boston University – Admissions

Boston University - Admissions

33. Carleton University


34. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

University of Tennessee

35. Northeastern University

Northeastern University

36. University of Southern California

University of Southern California

37. Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

38. Georgetown University

Georgetown University

39. Penn State University

Penn State University

40. Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

41. University of Alabama


42. University of Iowa

University of Iowa

43. Wayne State University

Wayne State University

44. Clark University

Clark University

45. University of Oxford IT Services

University of Oxford IT Services

While we have to end our list here, there are many more universities all over the world that are using WordPress. Ready to start your own WordPress website? Check out our step by step guide on how to make a website for detailed instructions.

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