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  • Academe of Pure and Applied Sciences - Eric S. Nylund's novel Signal to Noise
  • Academy of Liberal Pursuits - Matthew Hughes's novel Black Brillion, p. 51, Archonate universe
  • University of Alpha Centauri - David R. George III's Star Trek:TOS novel Allegiance in Exile
  • All Systems University - Gene Roddenberry'sAndromeda
  • Altiplano University - Ben Jeapes's novel Phoenicia's World, p. 59
  • Apollo University (on Luna) - Poul Anderson's short story "The Saturn Game," in his collection Explorations
  • Aristarchus Institute of Space Technology - Arthur C. Clarke's novel The Hammer of God
  • Astromilitary Institute - Poul Anderson's short story "SOS" in his collection Dialogue With Darkness



  • Ceres Academy - Kim Stanley Robinson's novel 2312, p. 523
  • Columbiac University - "Free Will Hunting" episode of Futurama, August 8, 2012
  • Commonwealth Institute of Technology - Fallout. An offshoot/reinvention of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Coral Gables Theological Seminary - James Morrow's novel This is the Way the World Ends, p. 211
  • Crick and Watson University - M. Atwood's novel Oryx and Crake


  • Dedication University - John Brunner's novel The Sheep Look Up, p. 70


  • Earthforce Academy - Babylon 5 universe
  • Ecolitan Institue - L.E. Modesitt Jr's Ecolitan series (later doubles as a paramilitary organization)


  • Fermi Junior College - Spider Robinson's (Robert A. Heinlein) novel Variable Star


  • Gal Fed University - James Tiptree, Jr.'s short story "Your Haploid Heart", Analog, 1969
  • General Theological Seminary - Frederic C. Rich's novel Christian Nation


  • Imperial Military Institute - R.M. Meluch's novel Strength and Honor, p. 64
  • Institute of Bio-Media - Sleep Dealer 2008 film
  • Institute of Human Studies - Norman Spinrad's novel The Solarians, p 81
  • Institute of Knowledge - Larry Niven's short story "Neutron Star" in his collection Neutron Star
  • Institute of Medieval History - Dale Pendell's 2010 novel The Great Bay: Chronicles of the Collapse, p. 254


  • Jon Grissom Academy - Mass Effect


  • Lakemont College - Blake Crouch's novel Dark Matter, p. 7
  • Lomonosov University - Poul Anderson's novel Satan's World
  • Luna University or Luna U - Steven Harper's novel Dead Man on the Moon, LCSI Luna City Special Investigations
  • Lunapole University - Guy Immega's short story "Super-Mother Earth" in David Conyers et al., eds.s collection Extreme Planets


  • Mars University - "Mars University" episode of Futurama
  • Miskatonic University - Howard Phillips Lovecraft's fictional town of Arkham, Mass.
  • Mount Harwell College (Mount Harwell, Ohio) - Lloyd Biggle, Jr.'s novel The Chronocide Mission: A Time Travel Novel
  • University of Mars - Kim Stanley Robinson's novel Icehenge, p. 20


  • Nakasen University - John Barnes's novel A Princess of the Aerie, p. 17
  • New American Psychology Institute - Wrong 2012 film
  • University of New Aberdeen - Thomas Harlan's novel House of Reeds, see Celtic Planet
  • University of New Florida - Allen Steele's novel Hex
  • Noah Webster College - James Morrow's novel This is the Way the World Ends, p. 25
  • University of Noupetau - John Barnes's novel The Merchants of Souls


  • Phobos University - William K. Hartmann's novel Mars Underground
  • Planitia University - Michael Cobley's Humanity's Fire series
  • Public Service Academy - John Barnes's novel A Princess of the Aerie


  • Qatar Institute of Extraterrestrial Sciences - John Lovegrove's novel World of Fire


  • Rolling Thunder College - John Varley's novel Dark Lightening
  • Rolling Thunder University - John Varley's novel Dark Lightening


  • Shepherd University - Marguerite Reed's novel Archangel, p. 48
  • Sian Academy of Artful Illusion - David Brin's novel Existence, pp. 518-519
  • University of Sigmen City - Philip José Farmer's novel The Lovers
  • Soko University - John C. Wright's novel Count to a Trillion, p. 192
  • Solar Institute of Applied Science - James Gunn's novel Transcendental, p. 73
  • Starfleet Academy Star Trek universe
  • University of St. Stephan's Wood (Newark, New Jersey) - "How Joenes Taught, And What He Learned" (As told by Maubingi of Tahiti) Robert Sheckley's novel Journey Beyond Tomorrow
  • Stittaran Unity University - L.E. Modestt, Jr.'s novel The One-Eyed Man, p. 148
  • Stittara University - L.E. Modestt, Jr.'s novel The One-Eyed Man, p. 391
  • University of Sundance-Through-Rain (on planet Holat) - Poul Anderson's novel The Long Way Home


  • Time Lord Academy - Doctor Who Universe
  • University of Tetzcoco - Thomas Harlan's novel House of Reeds


  • University of Farside - Ian McDonald's novel Luna: New Moon, p. 63



  • Wyandotte College - Kurt Vonnegut Jrs's "The Report on the Barnhouse Effect", a short story in Robert A. Heinlein's collection Tomorrow the Stars


  • Xanthos University - Zach Hughes's novel Closed System, p. 13


  • Yukon University - Poul Anderson's short story "The Saturn Game," in his collection Explorations


  • Ziggoreth University (on Trantor) - Isaac Asimov's Foundation universe
  • Zion University (located on the planet New Utah) - Jerry Pournelle's novel Outies


  • Collegium Imago - L.E. Modesitt Jr's Imager universe
  • Foxe College - Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials universe
  • Gabriel College - Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials universe
  • Hempnell College - Fritz Leiber's novel Conjure Wife
  • Holiday University - Wonder Woman comic book series
  • Jordan College - Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials universe
  • Monsters University 2013 Disney film
  • Patrick Henry University - Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged
  • Paxington University - Eric Lylund's novel All That Lives Must Die
  • St Michael's College - Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials universe
  • St Sophia's College - Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials universe
  • Universitartus Committiartum E Pluribus Unum - The Wizard of Oz 1939 film
  • Wykeham College - Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials universe

Other GenresEdit


  • Adams College - Revenge of the Nerds 1984 film
  • Athena College - Philip Roth's novel The Human Stain


  • Baptist Female College - The Night of the Iguana
  • Barrett University - Entitled (SVU) episode of Law and Order, SVU television series
  • Beaufort College - Inspector Morse BBC telvision series
  • Beaumont College - Inspector Morse BBC telvision series
  • Blazing Grace Seminary (From an on-line essay/sermon about the evils of secret sex addiction. Get the awful unwitting pun? Semin-ary?) - Pastors, Porn, and the Blazing Grace Seminary by Mike Genung. City Vision College
  • Bloomington University - Runaway Jury 2003 film
  • Blue Mountain State University - Blue Mountain State 2010 television series
  • Blue Point University - Three Stooges
  • Boulder Dam University - Three Stooges
  • Bradbury Business College - The Andy Griffith Show
  • Budweiser College - Kingley Amis's novel One Fat Englishman


  • Camden College - Rules of Attraction 2002 film
  • Carlyle College - Lewis, episode "The Soul of Genius" (filmed in Exeter College) of Lewis (Inspector Morse) BBC televisison series
  • Chaucer College - Lewis (Inspector Morse) BBC televisison series
  • Chicago Polytechnic University - "Don't Haze Me Bro" episode of The Good Wife, Season 4, Episode 4, December 22, 2012
  • City College - "Basic Rocket Science" episode of Community television series, October 14, 2010
  • Columbus University – Higher Learning
  • Cooledge College - Van Wilder 2002 film
  • Cyprus-Rhodes University - Greek television series







  • MC State - 22 Jump Street 2014 sequel
  • Midvale College - Midleader Law and Order episode
  • Midwestern University - The Male Animal 1942 film
  • Mildew University - Three Stooges
  • Mott College - Home Improvement television series (possible reference to the actual Mott Community College)


  • Ondas Nudosas Community College (translation as Naked Waves) - Thomas Pynchon's novel Inherent Vice, p. 51


  • Pacific TechReal Genius 1985 film
  • Penn Brooks University - Boy Meets World television series
  • Port Chester UniversityPCU 1994 film


  • The Sentinel (Military Academy) - House of Cards television series, Chapter 8, Season 1
  • Shrewsbury College (Oxford University) - Dorothy Sayers's novel Gaudy Night
  • South Harmon Institute of TechnologyAccepted 2006 film
  • South Central Louisiana State University - Waterboy 1998 film
  • St. Sunniva University - Neve Maslakovic's novel The Far Time Incident
  • Standard Neoliberal University - Paul Mason. Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015. page 291
  • State University of North Carolina (SUNC) - SUNC Appoints Twelve Efficiency Czars to Streamline Bureaucracy Matthew Michael. Cronk News. May 3, 2011.


  • Truth University - Stomp the Yard 2007 film
  • Trump University - Donald Trump


  • University of New York - Felicity 1998-2002 television series
  • University of Scuffletown - Where Jesse Hunter and Truman Futch claimed to have studied law when they were admitted to the Florida Bar in 1913 (Source: Gilbert King's 2012 nonfiction Devil in the Grove" Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, p. 145)
  • University of Southern San Diego - "Hawaii Die-O" episode of NTSF:SD:SUV


  • Western University - Blue Chips 1994 film
  • Westminster University - Dear White People 2014 film
  • University of Winnemac - Sinclair Lewis's novels
  • Wossamotta U - fifth season of Rocky and Bullwinkle

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