The University is a large state sponsored university. In addition to a large
liberal arts college, it has schools of Education, Medicine, Pharmacy, Fine Arts, Business, Journalism, Engineering, Architecture and Urban Design, Social
Welfare and Law. The study of academic Sociology originated at this university, in 1890, for the first time in America .
- James Gunn – Hugo Award winning science fiction author and creative writing professor.
Irby – poet and creative writing professor
- Stanley Lombardo – translator of Homer's Iliad and classics professor.