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

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