The Big Map of College Movies

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We at eCollegeFinder love to bring you entertaining college information in map form, whether it be looking at the most desirable or the most expensive colleges in the nation. This time we decided to venture out of the real world and into the wonderful fictional world of movies. Everyone loves a great college movie, from classics like Animal House and Revenge of the Nerds to newer hits like Van Wilder and Old School, but have you ever wondered where that fictional college was located?

We did our best detective work, using Wikipedia and IMDB, to find out where these college movies were based. By looking through each movie’s story line and filming locations, we found the most appropriate location to place them on the map. It could be where the fictional school was located, like Harrison University from Old School or South Central Louisiana State University from The Waterboy. When the fictional school location isn’t specifically stated, then we looked at where the movie was actually filmed, such as Animal House being filmed at the University of Oregon.

Without further ado, check out our map to see where your favorite college movie was located or filmed!

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Arizona

Revenge of the Nerds
Release Date: July 20th, 1984
Fictional College: Adams College
Filming Location: University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ

California

Accepted
Release Date: August 18th, 2006
Fictional College: South Harmen Institute of Technology
Filming Location: Chapman University – Orange, CA

Art School Confidential
Release Date: May 6th, 2006
Fictional College: Strathmore
Filming Location: Otis College of Art and Design – Los Angeles, CA

Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas
Release Date: May 7th, 2007
Fictional College: Never Named
Filming Location: College of the Canyons – Santa Clarita, CA

Dead Man on Campus
Release Date: August 21st, 1998
Fictional College: Never Named
Filming Location: University of the Pacific – Stockton, CA

Glory Daze
Release Date: September 27th, 1996
College in Movie: UC Santa Cruz
Filming Location: UC Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz, CA

Higher Learning
Release Date: January 9th, 1995
College in Movie: UCLA
Filming Location: UCLA – Los Angeles, CA

Legally Blonde
Release Date: July 13th, 2001
College in Movie: UCLA -> Harvard Law
Filming Location: UCLA – Los Angeles, CA

Orange County
Release Date: January 1st, 2001
College in Movie: Stanford University
Filming Location: Los Angeles, CA

Real Genius
Release Date: August 7th, 1985
Fictional College: Pacific Tech (based on Caltech)
Filming Location: Los Angeles, CA

Slackers
Release Date: February 1st, 2002
Fictional College: Holden University
Filming Location: University of California Riverside – Riverside, CA

Son In Law
Release Date: July 2nd, 1993
Fictional College: University of Los Angeles
Filming Location: California State University Northridge – Los Angeles, CA

The House Bunny
Release Date: August 22nd, 2008
Fictional College: Never Named
Filming Location: University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA

The Roommate
Release Date: February 4th, 2011
Fictional College: Never Named
Filming Location: University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA

Van Wilder
Release Date: April 5th, 2002
Fictional College: Coolidge College
Filming Location: Los Angeles, CA

Connecticut

PCU
Release Date: April 29, 1994
Fictional College: Port Chester University (aka Politically Correct U)
Filming Location: Wesleyan University – Middletown, CT

The Skulls
Release Date: March 31st, 2000
College in Movie: Yale University
Filming Location: University of Toronto – Toronto, ON

District of Columbia

St. Elmo’s Fire
Release Date: June 28th, 1985
Fictional College: Never Named
Filming Location: Georgetown University – Washington, DC

Florida

Spring Breakers
Release Date: September 12th, 2012
Fictional College: Never Named
Filming Location: St. Petersburg, FL

Sydney White
Release Date: September 21st, 2007
Fictional College: SAU
Filming Location: University of Central Florida & Rollins College - Orlando, FL

Georgia

Drumline
Release Date: December 13th, 2002
Fictional College: Atlanta AT&T University
Filming Location: Morris Brown College - Atlanta, GA

School Daze
Release Date: February 12th, 1998
Fictional College: Mission College
Filming Location: Morris Brown College - Atlanta, GA

Indiana

Blue Chips
Release Date: February 18th, 1994
Fictional College: Western University
Filming Location: Frankfort, IN

Breaking Away
Release Date: July 13th, 1979
College in Movie: University of Indiana Bloomington
Filming Location: University of Indiana Bloomington – Bloomington, IN

Rudy
Release Date: October 13, 1993
College in Movie: Holy Cross College & University of Notre Dame
Filming Location: University of Notre Dame – South Bend, IN

Louisiana

Pitch Perfect
Release Date: September 24th, 2012
Fictional College: Barden University
Filming Location: Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA

The Waterboy
Release Date: November 6th, 1998
Fictional College: South Central Louisiana University
Filming Location: Central Florida

Massachusetts

21
Release Date: March 28th, 2008
College in Movie: MIT
Filming Locations: Boston, MA & Las Vegas, NV

Good Will Hunting
Release Date: December 5th, 1997
College in Movie: MIT
Filming Location: Boston, MA & Toronto, ON

How High
Release Date: December 1st, 2001
College in Movie: Harvard University
Filming Location: Los Angeles, CA

The Paper Chase
Release Date: October 16th, 1973
College in Movie: Harvard University
Filming Location: Boston, MA & Toronto, ON

The Social Network
Release Date: October 1st, 2010
College in Movie: Harvard University
Filming Location: Boston, MA & Los Angeles, CA

With Honors
Release Date: April 24th, 1994
College in Movie: Harvard University
Filming Locations: Cambridge, MA

Michigan

American Pie Presents Beta House
Release Date: December 26th 2007
College in Movie: University of Michigan
Filming Location: University of Toronto – Toronto, ON

New Hampshire

The Rules of Attraction
Release Date: October 11th, 2002
Fictional College: Camden College
Filming Location: University of Redlands – Redlands, CA

New York

Old School
Release Date: February 21st, 2003
Fictional College: Harrison University
Filming Location: Southern California

Road Trip
Release Date: May 19th, 2000
College in Movie: Ithaca College
Filming Location: Various Locations

Ohio

Scream 2
Release Date: December 12th, 1997
Fictional College: Windsor College
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA & Los Angeles, CA

Oregon

Animal House
Release Date: July 28th, 1978
Fictional College: Faber College
Filming Location: University of Oregon, OR

Pennsylvania

Smart People
Release Date: January 20th, 2008
College in Movie: Carnegie Mellon University
Filming Location: Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh, PA

Wonder Boys
Release Date: February 25th, 2000
Fictional College: Unnamed Pittsburgh University
Location: Carnegie Mellon University and Chatham University – Pittsburgh, PA

South Carolina

The Program
Release Date: September 24th, 1993
Fictional College: ESU
Filming Location: University of South Carolina – Columbia, SC

Texas

Fandango
Release Date: January 25, 1985
College in Movie: University of Texas – Austin
Filming Location: Various Locations in TX

Necessary Roughness
Release Date: September 27th, 1991
Fictional College: Texas State University
Filming Location: University of North Texas – Denton, TX

The Great Debaters
Release Date: December 25th, 2007
Fictional College: Wiley College
Filming Location: Harvard University – Cambridge, MA

Washington

21 & Over
Release Date: March 1st, 2013
Fictional College: Never Named
Filming Location: University of Washington – Seattle, WA

The Sixth Man
Release Date: March 28th, 1997
College in Movie: University of Washington
Filming Location: University of Washington – Seattle, WA

Wisconsin

Back To School
Release Date: June 13th, 1986
Fictional College: Grand Lakes University
Filming Location: University of Wisconsin Madison – Madison, WI

Sources: Wikipedia and IMDB

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