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The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities 

Abbey Grantham
Updated June 14, 2019 21.5k votes 3.2k voters 216.7k views 49 items

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

Monsters University

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

Blue Mountain State

3
Springfield University ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Springfield University
The Simpsons
4
Starfleet Academy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Starfleet Academy
Star Trek
5
Gotham University is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Gotham University
Batman 
6
University Of Los Angele... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University Of Los Angeles
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
7
Faber College is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Faber College
National Lampoon's Animal House 
8
South Harmon Institute o... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
South Harmon Institute of Technology
Accepted 
9
Empire State University ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Empire State University
Marvel 
10
South Central Louisiana ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
South Central Louisiana State University
The Waterboy
11
Greendale Community Coll... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Greendale Community College
Community
12
Pennbrook University is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pennbrook University
Boy Meets World 
13
UC Sunnydale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
UC Sunnydale
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 
14
University Of Quahog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University Of Quahog
Family Guy 
15
Hudson University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hudson University

Law & Order and DC Comics

16
Adams College is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Adams College
17
Metropolis University is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Metropolis University
Superman 
18
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
Coolidge College is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Coolidge College
Nation Lampoon's Van Wilder 
20
Hill Valley College is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hill Valley College
Back to the Future 2
21
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
California University is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
California University
23
Texas Methodist Universi... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Texas Methodist University
Friday Night Lights 
24
Raft College is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Raft College
Daria 
25
University of New York ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of New York
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