U.S. Universities Won More 2012 Olympic Medals than Some Countries

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NerdWallet took a look at the top 20 universities with the most medals in the 2012 Olympics and compared them with the number of medals won by all countries.  The colleges ranked right up there — USC won more medals than Canada.  Check out our theoretical exercise, below.

Rank University/Country Number of Total Medals Number of Gold Medals
1 United States 104 46
2 China 88 38
3 Russia 82 24
4 Great Britain 65 29
5 Germany 44 11
6 Japan 38 7
7 Australia 35 7
8 France 34 11
9 South Korea 28 13
9 Italy 28 8
11 University of Southern California 25 12
12 Ukraine 21 6
13 Netherlands 20 6
14 Canada 18 1
15 Hungary 17 8
15 University of Florida 17 6
15 Spain 17 3
15 Brazil 17 3
15 University of California, Berkeley 17 11
20 Stanford 16 12
21 Cuba 14 5
22 Kazakhstan 13 7
22 University of Texas 13 6
22 New Zealand 13 6
25 University of Michigan 12 8
25 Iran 12 4
25 Jamaica 12 4
25 Belarus 12 2
29 Kenya 11 2
29 University of Washington 11 2
31 University of Tennessee 10 5
31 Czech Republic 10 4
31 Poland 10 2
31 Azerbaijan 10 2
35 Romania 9 2
35 Denmark 9 2
37 University of California, Los Angeles 8 6
37 Sweden 8 1
37 Colombia 8 1
40 University of Georgia 7 4
40 Ethiopia 7 3
40 Georgia 7 1
40 Mexico 7 1
40 Princeton University 7 1
45 University of Connecticut 6 6
45 North Korea 6 4
45 South Africa 6 3
45 Croatia 6 3
45 Auburn University 6 2
45 India 6 0
51 University of Arizona 5 3
51 Turkey 5 2
51 Lithuania 5 2
51 Louisiana State University 5 2
51 Ireland 5 1
51 University of Notre Dame 5 1
51 Mongolia 5 0
51 Pennsylvania State University 5 0
59 Texas A&M University 4 3
59 Switzerland 4 2
59 Norway 4 2
59 Harvard University 4 2
59 Slovenia 4 1
59 Serbia 4 1
59 Argentina 4 1
59 Trinidad and Tobago 4 1
59 Uzbekistan 4 1
59 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 4 1
And 37 more countries

Sources:
http://projects.wsj.com/olympics2012/london-medal-count/
http://www.london2012.com/
University websites, such as:
http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/olympics/
http://www.calbears.com/sports/olympics/spec-rel/medal-winners.html
http://www.gostanford.com/sports/olympics/spec-rel/12-medalcount.html