While many lessons are taught in classrooms, more life lessons are learned on campus, in dorms, and at social gatherings with friends. Relationships are why audiences are often drawn to TV shows that illuminate the interactions and intricacies of college life.
Stacker surveyed TV history and chose 15 of the best series about college life. To qualify, the show had to have at least a 6.5 on IMDb and have 2,000 votes. Shows are organized by IMDb user rating. Data was collected in August 2022.
Some of the shows took on controversial topics while others made audiences laugh or yearn for their college days. Relive the moment when Rory from "Gilmore Girls" had to pick between Harvard, Yale, or Princeton, and watch Denise Huxtable grow up as she attends the fictional Hillman College in the first season of "The Cosby Show" spinoff "A Different World."
Don your college sweatshirt and continue reading to discover 15 of the best shows about college.
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