National City University is a university located in National City.


Alex Danvers gained an M.D. and a PhD in bio-engineering from National City University.[1] At the university, she dated Capraro, a fellow medical student, for a time.[2]

Kara Danvers graduated from National City University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing.[3]

Ben Lockwood was a professor of U.S. history at the university. After his family's lives were negatively impacted by alien attacks, he began to include increasingly extreme and prejudiced rhetoric in his teachings on how aliens didn't belong with humans, upsetting his students, some of whom were aliens themselves. After numerous complaints, Dean Warren fired Ben in spring 2018.[4]

Eve Teschmacher had a secret lab where she hide a Harun-El and few of her secret that got discovered by Supergirl, Lena Luthor and Alex Danvers.

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Adventures of Supergirl


  • In a deleted scene from "Manhunter", the university's address is National City, CA, 90095.
  • Lena's National City University sweatshirt

    Lena wearing a National City University sweatshirt.

    As seen in Lena Luthor's sweatshirt in "Damage", the university's motto is " Aut disce aut discede", a phrase used in many real life institutions, which is Latin for "Learn or depart".


  1. "Manhunter"
  2. "Our Backs to the Wall"
  3. "The Adventures of Supergirl"
  4. "Man of Steel"
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