09/24/2013 05:56 pm ET Updated Sep 09, 2014

The Colleges Most Obsessed With Squirrels

Beloit College

Students at Yale University were horrified recently when they returned to campus and didn't see any squirrels. At least one person quickly assumed there was a conspiracy afoot, but the university insisted it did not use any sort of squirrel termination program.

But Yalies aren't the only ones who love their campus squirrels.

Penn State University has its own "squirrel whisperer," Beloit College used squirrels as spokespeople and Princeton University cherishes their beloved black squirrels.

We went through and picked out the dozen or so colleges that are most obsessed with squirrels and listed them below in no particular order.

Colleges Most Obsessed With Squirrels

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Morningside College
University of Indianapolis
University of Louisville
Wartburg College
Cornell University
University of North Carolina
University of Southern California
Union Presbyterian Seminary
Rollins College
University of Illinois
Columbia University
University of California-Berkeley
Middlebury College
University of Notre Dame
Drew University
College of William & Mary
Goshen College
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Delaware
Brevard College
Fresno State University
Wesleyan University
Western Kentucky University
St. Norbert College
Southwestern University
Agnes Scott College