Fictional Places The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities  

Abbey Grantham
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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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924 408
Monsters University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

Monsters University

2
468 370
Springfield University is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Springfield University
The Simpsons

3
496 403
Blue Mountain State is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

Blue Mountain State

4
417 338
Gotham University is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Gotham University
Batman 

5
483 409
Starfleet Academy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Starfleet Academy
Star Trek

6
291 218
University Of Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University Of Los Angeles
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

7
409 376
South Harmon Institute of Tech... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
South Harmon Institute of Technology
Accepted 

8
414 385
Faber College is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Faber College
National Lampoon's Animal House 

9
257 226
Empire State University is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Empire State University
Marvel 

10
307 323
Greendale Community College is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Greendale Community College
Community

11
231 231
South Central Louisiana State ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
South Central Louisiana State University
The Waterboy

12
193 212
Pennbrook University is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pennbrook University
Boy Meets World 

13
226 260
UC Sunnydale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
UC Sunnydale
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

14
197 230
University Of Quahog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University Of Quahog
Family Guy 

15
190 229
Hudson University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hudson University

Law & Order and DC Comics

16
202 268
Adams College is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Adams College

17
171 223
Metropolis University is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Metropolis University
Superman 

18
186 247
Hillman College is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hillman College
The Cosby Show, A Different World

19
160 222
Coolidge College is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Coolidge College
Nation Lampoon's Van Wilder 

20
173 243
Barnett College is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Barnett College
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

21
156 222
Hill Valley College is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hill Valley College
Back to the Future 2

22
111 169
California University is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
California University

23
121 198
Raft College is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Raft College
Daria 

24
121 205
Texas Methodist University is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Texas Methodist University
Friday Night Lights 

25
138 240
Harrison University is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harrison University
Old School