Colleges 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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896 389
Monsters University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

Monsters University

2
445 360
Springfield University is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Springfield University The Simpsons

3
476 395
Blue Mountain State is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

Blue Mountain State

4
405 328
Gotham University is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Gotham University Batman 

5
473 399
Starfleet Academy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Starfleet Academy Star Trek

6
282 208
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
402 368
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
405 375
Faber College is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

9
248 217
Empire State University is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Empire State University Marvel 

10
297 315
Greendale Community College is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Greendale Community College Community

11
219 223
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
221 252
UC Sunnydale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
UC Sunnydale Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

13
186 208
Pennbrook University is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pennbrook University Boy Meets World 

14
192 221
University Of Quahog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University Of Quahog Family Guy 

15
184 222
Hudson University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hudson University

Law & Order and DC Comics

16
197 260
Adams College is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Adams College Revenge of the Nerds 

17
168 217
Metropolis University is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Metropolis University Superman 

18
182 240
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
156 215
Coolidge College is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Coolidge College Nation Lampoon's Van Wilder 

20
169 236
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
154 216
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
109 163
California University is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
California University

23
117 192
Raft College is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Raft College Daria 

24
119 198
Texas Methodist University is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Texas Methodist University Friday Night Lights 

25
135 235
Harrison University is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harrison University Old School 

26
96 178
University of New York is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of New York Felicity 

27
82 167
Boston Bay College is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Boston Bay College Dawson's Creek

28
95 197
Arlen University is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Arlen University King of the Hill

29
88 183
Pendleton State University is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pendleton State University 3rd Rock from the Sun 

30
85 177
Hearst College is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hearst College Veronica Mars 

31
80 171
Sweet Valley University is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Sweet Valley University Sweet valley High

32
86 185
Groff Community College is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Groff Community College American Dad 

33
65 146
Columbus University is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Columbus University Higher Learning 

34
83 186
Harris University is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harris University House Party 2

35
57 140
Worthington University is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Worthington University

36
70 169
Pacific Tech is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pacific Tech

37
57 143
Camden College is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Camden College

38
65 161
Medfield College is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Medfield College The Absent-Minded Professor, Flubber, Son of Flubber

39
69 175
Cyprus-Rhodes University is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Cyprus-Rhodes University Greek

40
76 191
Grand Lakes University is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Grand Lakes University Back to School 

41
72 183
Port Chester University is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Port Chester University PCU

42
52 146
Manchester Medlock University is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Manchester Medlock University Fresh Meat 

43
55 155
Smithdale University is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Smithdale University Degrassi Goes to Hollywood

44
57 161
University of Northeastern Cal... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of Northeastern California Undeclared 

45
62 173
Huxley University is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Huxley University Horsefeathers 

46
49 144
Mission College is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Mission College School Daze 

47
38 122
Mars University is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Mars University

48
45 144
Western University is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

49
50 157
Eastern State University is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Eastern State University The Program