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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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271 167
Monsters University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Monsters University Monsters University

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205 123
Blue Mountain State is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Blue Mountain State Blue Mountain State

3
183 107
South Harmon Institute of Tech... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
South Harmon Institute of Technology Accepted 

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214 132
Faber College is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Faber College National Lampoon's Animal House 

5
202 123
Starfleet Academy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Starfleet Academy Star Trek

6
140 80
Gotham University is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Gotham University Batman 

7
164 104
Springfield University is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Springfield University The Simpsons

8
150 95
Greendale Community College is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Greendale Community College Community

9
79 59
South Central Louisiana State ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
South Central Louisiana State University The Waterboy

10
79 64
Empire State University is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Empire State University Marvel 

11
67 57
Coolidge College is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Coolidge College Nation Lampoon's Van Wilder 

12
70 61
Hill Valley College is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hill Valley College Back to the Future 2

13
84 78
Barnett College is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Barnett College Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

14
87 85
UC Sunnydale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
UC Sunnydale Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

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97 98
Adams College is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Adams College Revenge of the Nerds 

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75 73
Hudson University is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hudson University Law & Order and DC Comics

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56 52
University Of Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University Of Los Angeles Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

18
84 85
Harrison University is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harrison University Old School 

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61 61
Pennbrook University is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pennbrook University Boy Meets World 

20
70 73
Metropolis University is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Metropolis University Superman 

21
59 63
University Of Quahog is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University Of Quahog Family Guy 

22
53 63
Texas Methodist University is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Texas Methodist University Friday Night Lights 

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68 84
Hillman College is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hillman College The Cosby Show, A Different World

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37 45
Pendleton State University is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pendleton State University 3rd Rock from the Sun 

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49 61
Port Chester University is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Port Chester University PCU

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50 63
Grand Lakes University is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Grand Lakes University Back to School 

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44 57
Huxley University is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Huxley University Horsefeathers 

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1 1
Mars University is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Mars University

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37 50
Hearst College is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hearst College Veronica Mars 

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39 53
Groff Community College is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Groff Community College American Dad 

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33 46
Medfield College is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Medfield College The Absent-Minded Professor, Flubber, Son of Flubber

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45 64
Arlen University is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Arlen University King of the Hill

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31 45
Eastern State University is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Eastern State University The Program 

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38 56
Pacific Tech is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

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35 52
Cyprus-Rhodes University is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Cyprus-Rhodes University Greek

36
42 62
Raft College is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Raft College Daria 

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33 53
Boston Bay College is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Boston Bay College Dawson's Creek

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33 53
University of New York is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of New York Felicity 

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29 48
California University is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

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27 46
Columbus University is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Columbus University Higher Learning 

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26 46
Mission College is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Mission College School Daze 

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30 52
Sweet Valley University is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Sweet Valley University Sweet valley High

43
23 42
Western University is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

44
31 55
University of Northeastern Cal... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of Northeastern California Undeclared 

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24 46
Camden College is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

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25 48
Manchester Medlock University is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Manchester Medlock University Fresh Meat 

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31 58
Harris University is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harris University House Party 2

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22 45
Worthington University is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

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20 59
Smithdale University is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Smithdale University Degrassi Goes to Hollywood