1. Starfleet Academy
WORF: I am a graduate of Starfleet Academy. I know many things.
— Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “The Darkness and the Light” (S05E11)
As seen in: Star Trek and its various filmic sequels, prequels, reboots, and spinoffs… not to mention a series of novels, a series of graphic novels, and a video game for your PC.
Location: The main campus is in San Francisco, right across from the Golden Gate Bridge. However, there are auxiliary campuses scattered here and there, with a separate campus for Starfleet Medical.
Student Body: The best and brightest from across the galaxy, human and non-. Students have included humans, Klingons, Vulcans, green-skinned Orions… and also the Ferengi, Nog (which admittedly may not be a selling point for some people).
Faculty: The faculty is composed primarily of Starfleet Officers, as one would expect. However, if groundskeeper Boothby is about, pay attention to what he has to say; he has offered wise counsel to a number of Starfleet officers of renown.
Why you want to go there: Space… the final frontier. Not everyone is cut out for the exploration of that frontier, but if you’re one of those people, the Academy is where you want to be. Plus – the class reunions and alumni gatherings are second to none.
Why you totally don’t: It’s dangerous! Cadets are always getting themselves kidnapped, forming secret societies, lying to their instructors, getting into trouble, and doing really stupid things. We expect more from the Federation’s best and brightest.
— Kate Nagy