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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1
882 381
Monsters University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Monsters University

2
396 320
Gotham University is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Gotham University Batman 

3
430 355
Springfield University is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Springfield University The Simpsons

4
464 393
Starfleet Academy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Starfleet Academy Star Trek

5
462 391
Blue Mountain State is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Blue Mountain State

6
276 204
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
396 365
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
400 371
Faber College is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Faber College National Lampoon's Animal House 

9
240 216
Empire State University is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Empire State University Marvel 

10
294 311
Greendale Community College is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Greendale Community College Community

11
214 219
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
218 248
UC Sunnydale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
UC Sunnydale Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

13
183 205
Pennbrook University is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pennbrook University Boy Meets World 

14
187 219
University Of Quahog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University Of Quahog Family Guy 

15
182 220
Hudson University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hudson University Law & Order and DC Comics

16
195 259
Adams College is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Adams College Revenge of the Nerds 

17
165 214
Metropolis University is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Metropolis University Superman 

18
178 238
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
168 233
Barnett College is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Barnett College Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

20
154 214
Coolidge College is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Coolidge College Nation Lampoon's Van Wilder 

21
151 213
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
107 159
California University is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
California University

23
117 193
Texas Methodist University is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Texas Methodist University Friday Night Lights 

24
112 189
Raft College is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Raft College Daria 

25
134 232
Harrison University is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harrison University Old School 

26
95 175
University of New York is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of New York Felicity 

27
85 174
Hearst College is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hearst College Veronica Mars 

28
80 165
Boston Bay College is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Boston Bay College Dawson's Creek

29
80 168
Sweet Valley University is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Sweet Valley University Sweet valley High

30
86 181
Pendleton State University is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pendleton State University 3rd Rock from the Sun 

31
92 194
Arlen University is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Arlen University King of the Hill

32
84 183
Groff Community College is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Groff Community College American Dad 

33
81 179
Harris University is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harris University House Party 2

34
63 144
Columbus University is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Columbus University Higher Learning 

35
56 140
Camden College is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Camden College

36
64 158
Medfield College is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Medfield College The Absent-Minded Professor, Flubber, Son of Flubber

37
54 137
Worthington University is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Worthington University

38
67 167
Pacific Tech is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pacific Tech

39
68 171
Cyprus-Rhodes University is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Cyprus-Rhodes University Greek

40
75 187
Grand Lakes University is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Grand Lakes University Back to School 

41
70 180
Port Chester University is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Port Chester University PCU

42
55 150
Smithdale University is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Smithdale University Degrassi Goes to Hollywood

43
50 142
Manchester Medlock University is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Manchester Medlock University Fresh Meat 

44
56 157
University of Northeastern Cal... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of Northeastern California Undeclared 

45
61 169
Huxley University is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Huxley University Horsefeathers 

46
46 141
Mission College is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Mission College School Daze 

47
50 152
Eastern State University is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Eastern State University The Program 

48
44 139
Western University is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

49
34 118
Mars University is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Mars University