WSU English recommends: Fictional schools

WSU English recommends: Fictional schools

WSU English recommends: Fictional schools

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English Departments across the country are talking about the Netflix series, The Chair! The show stars Sandra Oh as Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim, who recently became the first female chair in a struggling English department at fictional Pembroke University. See below for a crowdsourced list of favorite schools from film, TV, and literature recommended by Wayne State students and faculty for great ideas for your next binge watch or read! Schools with more than one recommendation are noted with an asterisk.

  • Barden University from Pitch Perfect
  • College on the Hill from White Noise*
  • East High from High School Musical
  • Glenbrook North High School from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Greendale Community College from Community
  • Hogwarts from Harry Potter*
  • North Shore High School from Mean Girls
  • Ridgemont High School from Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Salvatore Boarding School from Legacies
  • Shermer High School from The Breakfast Club
  • Sunnydale High School from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • The U from Galatea 2.2
  • Tree Hill High from One Tree Hill*
  • Welton Academy from Dead Poets Society
  • Vince Lombardi High School from Rock ‘n’ Roll High School
  • Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters from X-Men