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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1
892 385
Monsters University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

Monsters University

2
438 358
Springfield University is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Springfield University The Simpsons

3
467 395
Blue Mountain State is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

Blue Mountain State

4
281 206
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
398 327
Gotham University is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Gotham University Batman 

6
466 397
Starfleet Academy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Starfleet Academy Star Trek

7
398 367
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
403 373
Faber College is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

9
244 217
Empire State University is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Empire State University Marvel 

10
294 315
Greendale Community College is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Greendale Community College Community

11
218 221
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
218 251
UC Sunnydale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
UC Sunnydale Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

13
184 207
Pennbrook University is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pennbrook University Boy Meets World 

14
189 220
University Of Quahog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University Of Quahog Family Guy 

15
183 221
Hudson University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hudson University

Law & Order and DC Comics

16
196 260
Adams College is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Adams College Revenge of the Nerds 

17
180 239
Hillman College is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hillman College The Cosby Show, A Different World

18
165 216
Metropolis University is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Metropolis University Superman 

19
169 234
Barnett College is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Barnett College Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

20
155 215
Coolidge College is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Coolidge College Nation Lampoon's Van Wilder 

21
153 214
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

22
108 161
California University is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
California University

23
118 195
Texas Methodist University is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Texas Methodist University Friday Night Lights 

24
113 190
Raft College is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Raft College Daria 

25
135 233
Harrison University is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harrison University Old School 

26
96 176
University of New York is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of New York Felicity 

27
81 166
Boston Bay College is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Boston Bay College Dawson's Creek

28
85 176
Hearst College is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hearst College Veronica Mars 

29
94 195
Arlen University is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Arlen University King of the Hill

30
87 182
Pendleton State University is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pendleton State University 3rd Rock from the Sun 

31
80 170
Sweet Valley University is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Sweet Valley University Sweet valley High

32
86 184
Groff Community College is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Groff Community College American Dad 

33
82 180
Harris University is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harris University House Party 2

34
64 145
Columbus University is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Columbus University Higher Learning 

35
57 141
Camden College is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Camden College

36
65 159
Medfield College is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Medfield College The Absent-Minded Professor, Flubber, Son of Flubber

37
55 138
Worthington University is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Worthington University

38
76 188
Grand Lakes University is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Grand Lakes University Back to School 

39
67 169
Pacific Tech is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pacific Tech

40
68 173
Cyprus-Rhodes University is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Cyprus-Rhodes University Greek

41
70 182
Port Chester University is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Port Chester University PCU

42
55 152
Smithdale University is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Smithdale University Degrassi Goes to Hollywood

43
50 145
Manchester Medlock University is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Manchester Medlock University Fresh Meat 

44
56 159
University of Northeastern Cal... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University of Northeastern California Undeclared 

45
61 171
Huxley University is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Huxley University Horsefeathers 

46
47 142
Mission College is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Mission College School Daze 

47
45 141
Western University is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

48
50 154
Eastern State University is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Eastern State University The Program 

49
35 120
Mars University is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Mars University