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The Funniest Movies About College 

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Updated April 22, 2020 1.5k votes 263 voters 13.3k views 23 items

List Rules Vote up the most hilarious comedies about college life, including professors and uni students.

Keggers, toga parties, and pledging fraternities are just a few fun – and often funny – things about college. The top comedy movies about college feature scholastic competitions and new romantic relationships. This is a list of the greatest funny movies about college including everything from PCU to Revenge of the Nerds to Neighbors.

What films will you find on this best college comedy movies list? National Lampoon's Animal House has to be near the top. The Delta Tau Chi brothers wreak havoc across Faber College throughout this 1978 comedy film. John Belushi steals every scene he's in as the underachieving, yet crafty college student, Bluto. Adam Sandler's The Waterboy is another funny movie about college sports.

In Old School, Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson, and Vince Vaughn start a fraternity despite the fact that none of them are currently attending the university. Other good movies featured on this funny college films list include American Pie 2, How High, and Back to School.

Which college comedy do you think is the best? Give the funniest college movies a thumbs up and share some of your favorite scenes in the comments section.

 

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National Lampoon's Anima... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

Released: 1978

Directed by: John Landis

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Revenge of the Nerds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards

Released: 1984

Directed by: Jeff Kanew

Revenge of the Nerds is a 1984 American comedy film about social life on a college campus. The film stars Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards, with Curtis Armstrong, Ted McGinley, Julia ...more

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Old School is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell

Released: 2003

Directed by: Todd Phillips

Old School is a 2003 American comedy film released by DreamWorks Pictures and The Montecito Picture Company and directed by Todd Phillips. The story was written by Court Crandall, and the film ...more

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National Lampoon's Van W... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Sophia Bush

Released: 2002

Directed by: Walt Becker

National Lampoon's Van Wilder is a 2002 comedy film directed by Walt Becker that stars Ryan Reynolds as the title character. The film also stars Kal Penn, Tara Reid, and Daniel Cosgrove. It ...more

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Back to School is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Sam Kinison

Released: 1986

Directed by: Alan Metter

Back to School is a 1986 comedy film starring Rodney Dangerfield, Keith Gordon, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Terry Farrell, William Zabka, Ned Beatty, Sam Kinison, and Robert Downey, Jr. It was ...more

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American Pie 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth

Released: 2001

Directed by: James B. Rogers

American Pie 2 is a 2001 American comedy film and the sequel to the 1999 film American Pie and the second film in the American Pie film series. It was written by Adam Herz and directed by James ...more

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The Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider

Released: 1998

Directed by: Frank Coraci

The Waterboy is a 1998 American sports/comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk, Henry Winkler, Jerry Reed, Larry Gilliard, Jr., Blake Clark, Peter ...more

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Road Trip is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
Amy Smart, Andy Dick, Jimmy Kimmel

Released: 2000

Directed by: Todd Phillips

Road Trip is a 2000 American road-comedy film written by Todd Phillips and Scot Armstrong and directed by Phillips. The film, featuring an ensemble cast including Breckin Meyer, Seann William ...more

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Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

Released: 2012

Directed by: Jason Moore

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Real Genius is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
Val Kilmer, Chevy Chase, Deborah Foreman

Released: 1985

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

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Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen

Released: 2014

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller

Neighbors is a 2014 American comedy film, directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by Andrew Cohen and Brendan O'Brien. The film stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, with Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, and ...more
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Accepted is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
Blake Lively, Jonah Hill, Diora Baird

Released: 2006

Directed by: Steve Pink

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PCU is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
David Spade, Jeremy Piven, Jon Favreau filmography

Released: 1994

Directed by: Hart Bochner

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Slackers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
Cameron Diaz, Laura Prepon, Jaime King

Released: 2002

Directed by: Dewey Nicks

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College Road Trip is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
Raven-Symoné, Martin Lawrence, Brenda Song

Released: 2008

Directed by: Roger Kumble

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How High is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
Jeffrey Jones, Tracy Morgan, Lark Voorhies

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jesse Dylan

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Neighbors 2: Sorority Ri... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne

Released: 2016

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Nicholas Stoller. The film is a sequel to Neighbors, and follows the Radners (Rogen and Rose Byrne) having to outwit a new ...more
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Dead Man on Campus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
Alyson Hannigan, Poppy Montgomery, Jason Segel

Released: 1998

Directed by: Alan Cohn

This filmd is a 1998 dark comedy film starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tom Everett Scott. It centers on the urban legend that a student gets straight As if his or her roommate who take his own ...more
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American Pie Presents: B... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
Eugene Levy, Robbie Amell, Rachel Skarsten

Released: 2007

Directed by: Andrew Waller

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Sydney White is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, John Schneider

Released: 2007

Directed by: Joe Nussbaum

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Sorority Boys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
Brian Posehn, Michael Rosenbaum, Heather Matarazzo

Released: 2002

Directed by: Wallace Wolodarsky

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Van Wilder: The Rise of ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
Lauren Cohan, Kal Penn, Holly Davidson

Released: 2002

Directed by: Mort Nathan

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Freshman Orientation is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
John Goodman, Rachel Dratch, Marla Sokoloff

Released: 2004

Directed by: Ryan Shiraki

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