Fictional Places 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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913 398
Monsters University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

Monsters University

2
458 363
Springfield University is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Springfield University The Simpsons

3
487 397
Blue Mountain State is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities

Blue Mountain State

4
409 331
Gotham University is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Gotham University Batman 

5
477 405
Starfleet Academy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Starfleet Academy Star Trek

6
286 212
University Of Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University Of Los Angeles Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

7
404 371
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
408 380
Faber College is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Faber College National Lampoon's Animal House 

9
252 220
Empire State University is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Empire State University Marvel 

10
302 319
Greendale Community College is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Greendale Community College Community

11
227 227
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
223 255
UC Sunnydale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
UC Sunnydale Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

13
188 211
Pennbrook University is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Pennbrook University Boy Meets World 

14
194 225
University Of Quahog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
University Of Quahog Family Guy 

15
188 224
Hudson University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Hudson University

Law & Order and DC Comics

16
200 262
Adams College is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Adams College Revenge of the Nerds 

17
169 219
Metropolis University is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Metropolis University Superman 

18
183 242
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
170 238
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
157 218
Coolidge College is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Coolidge College Nation Lampoon's Van Wilder 

21
154 219
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
110 165
California University is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
California University

23
119 195
Raft College is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Raft College Daria 

24
120 200
Texas Methodist University is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Texas Methodist University Friday Night Lights 

25
136 237
Harrison University is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Colleges and Universities
Harrison University Old School