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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830 363
Monsters University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Monsters University Monsters University

2
376 297
Gotham University is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Gotham University Batman 

3
405 327
Springfield University is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Springfield University The Simpsons

4
254 186
University Of Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University Of Los Angeles Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

5
434 374
Blue Mountain State is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Blue Mountain State Blue Mountain State

6
435 377
Starfleet Academy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Starfleet Academy Star Trek

7
380 349
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
373 359
Faber College is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Faber College National Lampoon's Animal House 

9
224 204
Empire State University is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Empire State University Marvel 

10
277 300
Greendale Community College is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Greendale Community College Community

11
198 209
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
211 237
UC Sunnydale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
UC Sunnydale Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

13
170 194
Pennbrook University is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pennbrook University Boy Meets World 

14
174 209
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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174 209
Hudson University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hudson University Law & Order and DC Comics

16
186 249
Adams College is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Adams College Revenge of the Nerds 

17
156 204
Metropolis University is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Metropolis University Superman 

18
160 228
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
146 206
Coolidge College is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Coolidge College Nation Lampoon's Van Wilder 

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

21
138 208
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 

24
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 

26
92 163
University of New York is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of New York Felicity 

27
84 169
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 

28
82 171
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 

30
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

31
88 184
Arlen University is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Arlen University King of the Hill

32
74 156
Boston Bay College is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Boston Bay College Dawson's Creek

33
72 165
Harris University is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harris University House Party 2

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

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

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36
55 137
Columbus University is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Columbus University Higher Learning 

37
64 157
Pacific Tech is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pacific Tech

38
50 128
Worthington University is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Worthington University

39
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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72 177
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 

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

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

44
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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38 129
Western University is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities