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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606 297
Monsters University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Monsters University Monsters University

2
351 270
Blue Mountain State is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Blue Mountain State Blue Mountain State

3
361 284
Starfleet Academy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Starfleet Academy Star Trek

4
284 210
Gotham University is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Gotham University Batman 

5
310 237
Springfield University is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Springfield University The Simpsons

6
329 259
South Harmon Institute of Tech... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
South Harmon Institute of Technology Accepted 

7
312 270
Faber College is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Faber College National Lampoon's Animal House 

8
155 126
University Of Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University Of Los Angeles Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

9
240 230
Greendale Community College is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Greendale Community College Community

10
163 149
Empire State University is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Empire State University Marvel 

11
167 177
UC Sunnydale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
UC Sunnydale Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

12
146 156
South Central Louisiana State ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
South Central Louisiana State University The Waterboy

13
134 149
University Of Quahog is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University Of Quahog Family Guy 

14
122 137
Pennbrook University is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pennbrook University Boy Meets World 

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15
134 156
Hudson University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hudson University Law & Order and DC Comics

16
157 191
Adams College is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Adams College Revenge of the Nerds 

17
135 167
Barnett College is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Barnett College Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

18
126 154
Metropolis University is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Metropolis University Superman 

19
121 149
Coolidge College is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Coolidge College Nation Lampoon's Van Wilder 

20
127 169
Hillman College is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hillman College The Cosby Show, A Different World

21
111 154
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

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22
110 169
Harrison University is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harrison University Old School 

23
67 105
California University is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
California University

24
81 134
Raft College is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Raft College Daria 

25
68 122
Groff Community College is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Groff Community College American Dad 

26
80 144
Texas Methodist University is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Texas Methodist University Friday Night Lights 

27
75 136
Arlen University is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Arlen University King of the Hill

28
65 119
University of New York is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of New York Felicity 

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29
66 121
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
64 118
Hearst College is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hearst College Veronica Mars 

31
59 113
Boston Bay College is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Boston Bay College Dawson's Creek

32
60 119
Sweet Valley University is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Sweet Valley University Sweet valley High

33
54 116
Cyprus-Rhodes University is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Cyprus-Rhodes University Greek

34
64 138
Grand Lakes University is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Grand Lakes University Back to School 

35
53 117
Pacific Tech is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pacific Tech

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36
40 93
Worthington University is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Worthington University

37
49 111
Medfield College is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Medfield College The Absent-Minded Professor, Flubber, Son of Flubber

38
52 118
Harris University is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harris University House Party 2

39
41 97
Camden College is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Camden College

40
45 106
University of Northeastern Cal... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of Northeastern California Undeclared 

41
60 136
Port Chester University is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Port Chester University PCU

42
43 104
Columbus University is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Columbus University Higher Learning 

43
25 69
Mars University is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Mars University

44
53 125
Huxley University is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Huxley University Horsefeathers 

45
40 100
Manchester Medlock University is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Manchester Medlock University Fresh Meat 

46
43 107
Eastern State University is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Eastern State University The Program 

47
36 99
Mission College is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Mission College School Daze 

48
38 106
Smithdale University is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Smithdale University Degrassi Goes to Hollywood

49
30 95
Western University is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities