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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820 363
Monsters University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Monsters University Monsters University

2
372 294
Gotham University is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Gotham University Batman 

3
401 326
Springfield University is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Springfield University The Simpsons

4
433 373
Blue Mountain State is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Blue Mountain State Blue Mountain State

5
251 186
University Of Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University Of Los Angeles Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

6
432 376
Starfleet Academy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Starfleet Academy Star Trek

7
379 348
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
370 358
Faber College is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Faber College National Lampoon's Animal House 

9
221 204
Empire State University is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Empire State University Marvel 

10
277 299
Greendale Community College is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Greendale Community College Community

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198 208
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
210 236
UC Sunnydale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
UC Sunnydale Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

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168 193
Pennbrook University is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pennbrook University Boy Meets World 

14
173 209
University Of Quahog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University Of Quahog Family Guy 

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173 209
Hudson University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hudson University Law & Order and DC Comics

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156 204
Metropolis University is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Metropolis University Superman 

17
185 249
Adams College is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Adams College Revenge of the Nerds 

18
146 206
Coolidge College is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Coolidge College Nation Lampoon's Van Wilder 

19
158 228
Hillman College is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hillman College The Cosby Show, A Different World

20
156 226
Barnett College is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Barnett College Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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137 208
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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98 151
California University is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
California University

23
105 177
Raft College is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Raft College Daria 

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108 183
Texas Methodist University is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Texas Methodist University Friday Night Lights 

25
128 221
Harrison University is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harrison University Old School 

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91 163
University of New York is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of New York Felicity 

27
84 168
Pendleton State University is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pendleton State University 3rd Rock from the Sun 

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82 170
Groff Community College is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Groff Community College American Dad 

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79 165
Hearst College is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hearst College Veronica Mars 

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76 159
Sweet Valley University is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Sweet Valley University Sweet valley High

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74 156
Boston Bay College is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Boston Bay College Dawson's Creek

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87 184
Arlen University is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Arlen University King of the Hill

33
72 164
Harris University is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harris University House Party 2

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66 159
Cyprus-Rhodes University is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Cyprus-Rhodes University Greek

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52 130
Camden College is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Camden College

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

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50 128
Worthington University is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Worthington University

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54 137
Columbus University is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Columbus University Higher Learning 

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59 148
Medfield College is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Medfield College The Absent-Minded Professor, Flubber, Son of Flubber

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70 177
Grand Lakes University is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Grand Lakes University Back to School 

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53 142
University of Northeastern Cal... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of Northeastern California Undeclared 

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47 129
Manchester Medlock University is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Manchester Medlock University Fresh Meat 

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65 171
Port Chester University is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Port Chester University PCU

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43 127
Mission College is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Mission College School Daze 

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56 157
Huxley University is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Huxley University Horsefeathers 

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47 140
Smithdale University is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Smithdale University Degrassi Goes to Hollywood

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31 103
Mars University is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Mars University

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44 140
Eastern State University is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Eastern State University The Program 

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38 128
Western University is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities