education 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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355 208
Monsters University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Monsters University Monsters University

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2
228 134
South Harmon Institute of Tech... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
South Harmon Institute of Technology Accepted 

3
249 151
Starfleet Academy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Starfleet Academy Star Trek

4
179 97
Gotham University is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Gotham University Batman 

5
202 119
Springfield University is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Springfield University The Simpsons

6
248 158
Blue Mountain State is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Blue Mountain State Blue Mountain State

7
241 159
Faber College is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Faber College National Lampoon's Animal House 

8
167 123
Greendale Community College is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Greendale Community College Community

9
106 77
South Central Louisiana State ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
South Central Louisiana State University The Waterboy

10
102 78
Empire State University is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Empire State University Marvel 

11
102 91
Barnett College is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Barnett College Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

12
86 76
Coolidge College is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Coolidge College Nation Lampoon's Van Wilder 

13
77 66
University Of Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University Of Los Angeles Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

14
106 103
UC Sunnydale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
UC Sunnydale Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

15
89 84
Metropolis University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Metropolis University Superman 

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16
115 114
Adams College is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Adams College Revenge of the Nerds 

17
80 75
University Of Quahog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University Of Quahog Family Guy 

18
89 88
Hudson University is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hudson University Law & Order and DC Comics

19
80 80
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
95 98
Harrison University is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harrison University Old School 

21
74 79
Pennbrook University is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pennbrook University Boy Meets World 

22
87 98
Hillman College is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hillman College The Cosby Show, A Different World

23
46 57
Pendleton State University is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pendleton State University 3rd Rock from the Sun 

24
61 78
Texas Methodist University is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Texas Methodist University Friday Night Lights 

25
55 75
Arlen University is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Arlen University King of the Hill

26
55 76
Grand Lakes University is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Grand Lakes University Back to School 

27
12 16
Mars University is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Mars University

28
47 65
Groff Community College is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Groff Community College American Dad 

29
54 77
Port Chester University is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Port Chester University PCU

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30
52 75
Raft College is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Raft College Daria 

31
48 70
Huxley University is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Huxley University Horsefeathers 

32
42 62
University of New York is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of New York Felicity 

33
38 58
Medfield College is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Medfield College The Absent-Minded Professor, Flubber, Son of Flubber

34
34 55
Columbus University is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Columbus University Higher Learning 

35
40 64
Hearst College is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hearst College Veronica Mars 

36
35 57
California University is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
California University

37
36 59
Eastern State University is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Eastern State University The Program 

38
37 61
Sweet Valley University is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Sweet Valley University Sweet valley High

39
43 70
Pacific Tech is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pacific Tech

40
38 64
Cyprus-Rhodes University is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Cyprus-Rhodes University Greek

41
37 63
Boston Bay College is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Boston Bay College Dawson's Creek

42
28 52
Worthington University is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Worthington University

43
28 55
Camden College is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Camden College

44
36 68
Harris University is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harris University House Party 2

45
28 56
Mission College is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Mission College School Daze 

46
25 52
Western University is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

47
28 58
Manchester Medlock University is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Manchester Medlock University Fresh Meat 

48
32 67
University of Northeastern Cal... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of Northeastern California Undeclared 

49
26 67
Smithdale University is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Smithdale University Degrassi Goes to Hollywood