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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955 424
Monsters University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

Monsters University

2
489 381
Springfield University is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Springfield University
The Simpsons
3
517 417
Blue Mountain State is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

Blue Mountain State

4
429 350
Gotham University is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Gotham University
Batman 
5
488 419
Starfleet Academy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Starfleet Academy
Star Trek
6
296 226
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
424 389
Faber College is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Faber College
National Lampoon's Animal House 
8
414 384
South Harmon Institute of Tech... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
South Harmon Institute of Technology
Accepted 
9
264 232
Empire State University is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Empire State University
Marvel 
10
313 327
Greendale Community College is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Greendale Community College
Community
11
236 235
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
198 216
Pennbrook University is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pennbrook University
13
230 262
UC Sunnydale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
UC Sunnydale
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 
14
202 234
University Of Quahog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University Of Quahog
Family Guy 
15
195 233
Hudson University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hudson University

Law & Order and DC Comics

16
207 270
Adams College is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Adams College
17
191 251
Hillman College is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hillman College
The Cosby Show, A Different World
18
174 226
Metropolis University is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Metropolis University
Superman 
19
162 224
Hill Valley College is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hill Valley College
Back to the Future 2
20
163 226
Coolidge College is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Coolidge College
Nation Lampoon's Van Wilder 
21
176 247
Barnett College is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Barnett College
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
22
114 173
California University is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
California University
23
125 202
Raft College is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Raft College
Daria 
24
128 208
Texas Methodist University is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Texas Methodist University
Friday Night Lights 
25
140 244
Harrison University is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harrison University
Old School