The MHRA Style Guide Online
A Handbook for Authors and Editors • Third Edition
From Chapter 3, 'Names'
3.2 Academic Institutions
Care needs to be taken to ensure that the names of academic institutions are correctly given, e.g. Johns Hopkins University (not John), Magdalen College (Oxford), Magdalene College (Cambridge). Universities and colleges with similar names must be clearly distinguished, such as the University of California and California State University, the University of York (England) and York University (Toronto).