10 Movie Scenes That Sum Up College

College, for the most part, is an enriching experience filled with hard work, drama, and parties. We list the top 10 movie scenes that depict the college experience.

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It’s true that American higher education has changed in recent years: rising tuition, five-year degrees, spiraling student debt, but some college experiences are still universal. The following clips help remind us why for so many it’s still the best four (or five) years of their lives.

10. Accepted

The first step, of course, is getting in.

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9. Monsters University

The joys of dorm life. Remember your first morning?

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8. Animal House

Everyone’s heard of the fabled Freshman 15. Well, here’s the source…

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7. Old School

College is all about rites of passage. Like streaking.

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6. Drumline

This ain’t high school, baby. In college, the competition is fierce, and the bar is much, much higher.

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5. Legally Blonde

What do you mean you didn’t read pages one through forty-eight?

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4. Fandango

What better excuse than college to spend four years engaged in epic road trips and the illegal entry of cemeteries after dark?

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3. The Social Network

College is a time for making the greatest friends of your lives. Or not.

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2. The Great Debaters

Where else in your life will you find people who passionately believe that your mind is valuable and worth enriching?

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1. Patch Adams

Ahh, finally, graduation.

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