Names Will Never Hurt Me (Unless I End Up at the Wrong College)

High-school seniors have plenty to keep track of this time of year, with admissions essays due and SAT tests to take. And then there's this: making sure their application to join the ranks of the Fighting Irish goes to Notre Dame, Ind., and not Baltimore, Md.

Academic homonyms bewilder prospective students and bookies alike. Among the contenders for Most Likely to Confuse: Miami University (Ohio) and the University of Miami (Fla.), not to mention California State Polytechnic