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
902 395
Monsters University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

Monsters University

2
451 363
Springfield University is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Springfield University The Simpsons

3
482 396
Blue Mountain State is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

Blue Mountain State

4
407 330
Gotham University is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Gotham University Batman 

5
474 400
Starfleet Academy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Starfleet Academy Star Trek

6
284 209
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
403 369
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
406 378
Faber College is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Faber College National Lampoon's Animal House 

9
251 218
Empire State University is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Empire State University Marvel 

10
301 317
Greendale Community College is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Greendale Community College Community

11
222 224
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
223 252
UC Sunnydale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
UC Sunnydale Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

13
187 209
Pennbrook University is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pennbrook University Boy Meets World 

14
192 223
University Of Quahog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University Of Quahog Family Guy 

15
187 222
Hudson University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hudson University

Law & Order and DC Comics

16
199 261
Adams College is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Adams College Revenge of the Nerds 

17
169 218
Metropolis University is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Metropolis University Superman 

18
183 241
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
170 237
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
156 217
Coolidge College is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Coolidge College Nation Lampoon's Van Wilder 

21
154 218
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
110 164
California University is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
California University

23
119 194
Raft College is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Raft College Daria 

24
120 199
Texas Methodist University is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Texas Methodist University Friday Night Lights 

25
136 236
Harrison University is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harrison University Old School 

26
98 179
University of New York is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of New York Felicity 

27
83 168
Boston Bay College is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Boston Bay College Dawson's Creek

28
96 198
Arlen University is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Arlen University King of the Hill

29
86 178
Hearst College is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hearst College Veronica Mars 

30
88 184
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
80 173
Sweet Valley University is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Sweet Valley University Sweet valley High

32
86 186
Groff Community College is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Groff Community College American Dad 

33
86 188
Harris University is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harris University House Party 2

34
65 147
Columbus University is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Columbus University Higher Learning 

35
57 141
Worthington University is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Worthington University

36
70 170
Pacific Tech is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pacific Tech

37
57 144
Camden College is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Camden College

38
65 163
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
69 176
Cyprus-Rhodes University is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Cyprus-Rhodes University Greek

40
76 192
Grand Lakes University is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Grand Lakes University Back to School 

41
72 184
Port Chester University is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Port Chester University PCU

42
52 147
Manchester Medlock University is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Manchester Medlock University Fresh Meat 

43
63 174
Huxley University is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Huxley University Horsefeathers 

44
55 156
Smithdale University is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Smithdale University Degrassi Goes to Hollywood

45
57 162
University of Northeastern Cal... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of Northeastern California Undeclared 

46
49 145
Mission College is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Mission College School Daze 

47
38 123
Mars University is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Mars University

48
50 158
Eastern State University is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Eastern State University The Program 

49
45 146
Western University is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities