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While many high school seniors consider their top dream colleges as application deadlines near, other consider the colleges of their dreams, the best fictional colleges from movies and television. These are not real colleges, but some of these fake colleges sure sound better than some of the other choices in the US and abroad for college.

From the hard partying antics of Animal House's Faber College to the science and leadership focus of Star Trek's Starfleet Academy, there are myriad colleges better than the ones you could ever dream of being accepted to and this list is here to rank the greatest fictional universities and colleges.

What is the top fictional college? What fake colleges party the hardest? You vote and decide! If you think the students of Community would take out the frat boys at Old School's Harrison University any day, make sure to vote for them.

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Monsters University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

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Blue Mountain State is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

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South Harmon Institute of Tech... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
South Harmon Institute of Technology Accepted 

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Faber College is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Faber College National Lampoon's Animal House 

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Starfleet Academy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Starfleet Academy Star Trek

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Gotham University is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Gotham University Batman 

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Springfield University is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Springfield University The Simpsons

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Greendale Community College is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Greendale Community College Community

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South Central Louisiana State ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
South Central Louisiana State University The Waterboy

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Empire State University is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Empire State University Marvel 

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Hill Valley College is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hill Valley College Back to the Future 2

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Barnett College is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Barnett College Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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Coolidge College is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Coolidge College Nation Lampoon's Van Wilder 

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UC Sunnydale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
UC Sunnydale Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

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Pennbrook University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pennbrook University Boy Meets World 

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Harrison University is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harrison University Old School 

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University of Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of Los Angeles Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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Adams College is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Adams College Revenge of the Nerds 

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Minnesota State University Moo... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

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Hudson University is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hudson University Law & Order

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Mars University is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

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Metropolis University is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Metropolis University Superman 

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University of Quahog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of Quahog Family Guy 

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Texas Methodist University is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Texas Methodist University Friday Night Lights 

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Hillman College is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hillman College The Cosby Show, A Different World

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Pendleton State University is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pendleton State University 3rd Rock from the Sun 

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Grand Lakes University is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Grand Lakes University Back to School 

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Hearst College is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hearst College Veronica Mars 

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Port Chester University is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Port Chester University PCU

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Groff Community College is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Groff Community College American Dad 

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Huxley University is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Huxley University Horsefeathers 

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Medfield College is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Medfield College The Absent-Minded Professor, Flubber, Son of Flubber

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Eastern State University is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Eastern State University The Program 

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Arlen University is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Arlen University King of the Hill

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Raft College is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Raft College Daria 

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Pacific Tech is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

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Cyprus-Rhodes University is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Cyprus-Rhodes University Greek

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Boston Bay College is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Boston Bay College Dawson's Creek

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University of New York is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of New York Felicity 

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Columbus University is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Columbus University Higher Learning 

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California University is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

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Western University is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

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Mission College is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Mission College School Daze 

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Sweet Valley University is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Sweet Valley University Sweet valley High

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University of Northeastern Cal... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of Northeastern California Undeclared 

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Manchester Medlock University is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Manchester Medlock University Fresh Meat 

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Camden College is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

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Worthington University is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

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Harris University is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harris University House Party 2

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Smithdale University is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 50 Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Smithdale University Degrassi Goes to Hollywood