I came across the following conversation.
Person 1: Which school are you attending? Person 2: Georgetown
Why do people drop the word "university" here? Is it obvious for native speakers? Won't it be ambiguous when a city has more than one university with a similar name? I see this only in the US. Indians invariably add the word "University". What is standard English usage?
Edit: Is it also common to drop the word "college"?
P.S.: I don't have difficulty when the word "university" is dropped from famous universities like Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge, etc.