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27th Jan '16 7:28:31 AM Discar
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* ''Series/TheMagicians'' is centered around Brakebills University, a hidden magical college in upstate New York which the main character Quentin Coldwater attends.
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* ''Series/TheMagicians'' ''Series/TheMagicians2016'' is centered around Brakebills University, a hidden magical college in upstate New York which the main character Quentin Coldwater attends.
20th Jan '16 6:22:58 PM Adept
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* ''{{Academagia}}: The Making of Mages'' takes place in a complex non-Earth-based magical academy. * MagicalDiary revolves around an American high school for witches and wizards. It's mostly a DatingSim but you do learn and use spells as well. * ''MagicalStarsign'' has two wizarding schools, which are central to the game's plot.
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* ''{{Academagia}}: ''VideoGame/{{Academagia}}: The Making of Mages'' takes place in a complex non-Earth-based magical academy. * MagicalDiary ''VisualNovel/MagicalDiary'' revolves around an American high school for witches and wizards. It's mostly a DatingSim but you do learn and use spells as well. * ''MagicalStarsign'' ''VideoGame/MagicalStarsign'' has two wizarding schools, which are central to the game's plot.

* AncientMagic: Bazoo! Mahou Sekai! is centered around studying to be a wizard at one of these while going off on regular adventures.
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* AncientMagic: ''VideoGame/AncientMagic: Bazoo! Mahou Sekai! Sekai!'' is centered around studying to be a wizard at one of these while going off on regular adventures.

* ''ShallWeDateWizardessHeart'' is set at Gedonelune Royal Academy. The player character is a young woman who's been invited to the academy as a provisional student and has two weeks to earn acceptance as a full student there.
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* ''ShallWeDateWizardessHeart'' ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateWizardessHeart'' is set at Gedonelune Royal Academy. The player character is a young woman who's been invited to the academy as a provisional student and has two weeks to earn acceptance as a full student there.
29th Dec '15 6:53:33 AM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Literature/ASchoolForSorcery'' was published in 2002 and features the Simonton School for the Magically Gifted.
16th Dec '15 9:44:24 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheLegendOfDickAndDom'': In the episode "Back to School", the IneptMage Mannitol is forced to return to the wizarding school he flunked out of years ago in order to complete his training in a heavily {{Lampshaded}} parody of ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
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* ''Series/TheLegendOfDickAndDom'': In the episode "Back to School", the IneptMage Mannitol is forced to return to the wizarding school he flunked out of years ago in order to complete his training in a heavily {{Lampshaded}} {{lampshaded}} parody of ''Literature/HarryPotter''.

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* ''Series/TheLegendOfDickAndDom'': In ''Series/TheMagicians'' is centered around Brakebills University, a hidden magical college in upstate New York which the episode "Back to School", the IneptMage Mannitol is forced to return to the wizarding school he flunked out of years ago in order to complete his training in a heavily {{Lampshaded}} parody of ''Literature/HarryPotter''.main character Quentin Coldwater attends.
13th Dec '15 7:11:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' briefly mentions Princess Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns, whose name is a ShoutOut to [[Franchise/{{X-Men}} Professor Xavier's School]]. There's also a reference to "magic kindergarten", which is likely ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a school of magic for young unicorns.
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' briefly mentions Princess Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns, whose name is a ShoutOut to [[Franchise/{{X-Men}} [[Franchise/XMen Professor Xavier's School]]. There's also a reference to "magic kindergarten", which is likely ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a school of magic for young unicorns.
10th Dec '15 8:55:12 AM HeraldAlberich
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* Sorcerer University, for the first two games of ''VideoGame/TheSpellcastingSeries''. There are competing schools, but SU is depicted as the IvyLeague of spellcraft.
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* Sorcerer University, for the first two games of ''VideoGame/TheSpellcastingSeries''. There are competing schools, but SU is depicted as the IvyLeague UsefulNotes/IvyLeague of spellcraft.
9th Dec '15 7:32:45 PM HeraldAlberich
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* Mahora Academy from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' -- and specifically Negi's class -- pretty much has the FantasyKitchenSink. [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Robots]], mages, [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires vampires]], demons, {{ninja}}, ghosts, etc. They're still expected to keep up the {{Masquerade}}, though- the trope is played with a bit in that it doubles as a regular school, and has several {{Muggles}}. (They do it well enough that, at least at the start of the series, the {{Muggles}} in the class have only twigged onto the RobotGirl -- because she is ''obviously'' robotic -- and even then some of them think it might be makeup or a gag.) That's just the class, of course -- the school itself has a WorldTree, a library closer to an RPG dungeon than a school resource, a staff composed exclusively of mages, etc. ''And the muggles don't notice''.
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* Mahora Academy from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' -- and ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''--and specifically Negi's class -- pretty class--pretty much has the FantasyKitchenSink. [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Robots]], mages, [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires vampires]], demons, {{ninja}}, ghosts, etc. They're still expected to keep up the {{Masquerade}}, though- the though--the trope is played with a bit in that it doubles as a regular school, and has several {{Muggles}}. (They do it well enough that, at least at the start of the series, the {{Muggles}} muggles in the class have only twigged onto the RobotGirl -- because RobotGirl--because she is ''obviously'' robotic -- and robotic--and even then some of them think it might be makeup or a gag.) That's just the class, of course -- the course--the school itself has a WorldTree, a library closer to an RPG dungeon than a school resource, a staff composed exclusively of mages, etc. ''And the muggles don't notice''.

* ''Manhwa/CielTheLastAutumnStory'' has two- Royal Blue Union, for aristocrats and the upper class, and Lowood, for everyone else.
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* ''Manhwa/CielTheLastAutumnStory'' has two- Royal two--Royal Blue Union, for aristocrats and the upper class, and Lowood, for everyone else.

** Before that, Lungold. Unfortunately, its founder, Ghisteslwchlohm, turned out to be an EvilSorcerer- he used the school to gather all the wizards together, steal important prophetic knowledge from them, and then destroyed it and them so they couldn't interfere with his plans.
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** Before that, Lungold. Unfortunately, its founder, Ghisteslwchlohm, turned out to be an EvilSorcerer- he EvilSorcerer--he used the school to gather all the wizards together, steal important prophetic knowledge from them, and then destroyed it and them so they couldn't interfere with his plans.

* The ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series has several schools of magic, the most mentioned one being White Winds, which has several branches due to the fact that graduating mages who reach Master or Adept level are supposed to start schools of their own. Tarma and Kethry set up a combination mage/fighting school toward the end of the ''Vows and Honor'' trilogy. In the ''Owls'' triolgy, it's mentioned that a Mage Collegium was set up so those mages that weren't also Heralds in Valdemar could be trained and and ensure that they would use magic ethically.
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* The ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series has Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar series: ** There are several schools of magic, the which have differing philosophies about how to gather and use LifeEnergy. The most mentioned one being is White Winds, which has several branches due to the fact that graduating mages who reach Master or Adept level are supposed to start schools of their own. Tarma and Kethry (a White Winds mage) set up a combination mage/fighting school toward the end of the ''Vows and Honor'' trilogy. trilogy. ** In Valdemar itself, before TheMagicGoesAway, Herald-Mages are [[TrainingTheGiftOfMagic taught their Gift one-on-one]]. Afterward, the three Collegia (Heralds', Bardic, and Healers') are founded. Students of each Collegium are sponsored by the Crown to come to the capital city and learn, respectively, PsychicPowers, MagicMusic, and HealingHands, in addition to the other skills of each profession. Herald-Mages learn actual magic at Heralds' Collegium once TheMagicComesBack. In the ''Owls'' triolgy, trilogy, it's mentioned that Valdemar is considering setting up a Mage Mages' Collegium was set up so those mages that weren't aren't also Heralds in Valdemar could can be trained in, and and ensure that they would taught the ethical use magic ethically.of, their powers.

* The ''Literature/RiversOfLondon''/''DC Grant'' series reveals that England used to have a boarding school -- Casterbrook -- for British magicians to learn magic. Most of Britain's magicians died in WorldWarII and [[TheMagicGoesAway The Magic Went Away]] as a result, and with an entire generation of magicians gone the school was abandoned.
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* The ''Literature/RiversOfLondon''/''DC Grant'' series reveals that England used to have a boarding school -- Casterbrook -- for school--Casterbrook--for British magicians to learn magic. Most of Britain's magicians died in WorldWarII and [[TheMagicGoesAway The Magic Went Away]] as a result, and with an entire generation of magicians gone the school was abandoned.

** The ''IOU'' supplement had Illuminati University, which covers more than just magic. Classes include hysteria and future history, the botany building is a tree, and destruction of any planetary bodies requires written permission from the Arch-Dean (who, according to rumor within the setting, is either a former angel, a former demon, or ''both'' - the art, done by Phil Foglio of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' fame, depicts her with both a halo and devil horns).
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** The ''IOU'' supplement had Illuminati University, which covers more than just magic. Classes include hysteria and future history, the botany building is a tree, and destruction of any planetary bodies requires written permission from the Arch-Dean (who, according to rumor within the setting, is either a former angel, a former demon, or ''both'' - the ''both''--the art, done by Phil Foglio of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' fame, depicts her with both a halo and devil horns).

** ''{{Eberron}}'' of course has plenty of those. Notable is the Library of Korranberg, as well as the Flying Towers of Aundair, who have a very Hogwarts-like feel, including monsters and constructs roaming the halls, as well as dungeons filled with magical hazards and MalevolentArchitecture. Korranberg is downplayed in that it is a general-purpose university in a setting where magic is ubiquitous and important to society -- magic may come up in most courses, but that's because (for instance) the architect has to take into account the possibility of incorporating magic into the construction, not because most of the students are mages of some kind.
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** ''{{Eberron}}'' of course has plenty of those. Notable is the Library of Korranberg, as well as the Flying Towers of Aundair, who have a very Hogwarts-like feel, including monsters and constructs roaming the halls, as well as dungeons filled with magical hazards and MalevolentArchitecture. Korranberg is downplayed in that it is a general-purpose university in a setting where magic is ubiquitous and important to society -- magic society--magic may come up in most courses, but that's because (for instance) the architect has to take into account the possibility of incorporating magic into the construction, not because most of the students are mages of some kind.

*** More than one sourcebook noted that the founding of academies for wizards is fairly common throughout Faerūn -- it's just that, for one reason or the other, most of those academies don't last all that long.
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*** More than one sourcebook noted that the founding of academies for wizards is fairly common throughout Faerūn -- it's Faerūn--it's just that, for one reason or the other, most of those academies don't last all that long.

** The Imperial Colleges might be the greatest centres of magical learning in the Old World, but they were founded comparatively recently (about 200 years before the present time) by the young High Elf Archmage Teclis, and only teach about magic split into its eight constituent colours - because that's all humans are capable of grasping without going utterly mad. The far more magically-adept High Elves have the White Tower of Hoeth in the kingdom of Saphery, where the full secrets of High Magic (which combines all eight colours into one harmonious whole) are studied and taught by its Loremasters. Teclis, who studied at the Tower, became High Loremaster of the institution after founding the Imperial colleges. It also teaches absurdly skilled ascetic warrior-scholars the arts of sword mastery, and these swordmasters act as the Tower's emissaries, guardians and agents in the outside world.
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** The Imperial Colleges might be the greatest centres of magical learning in the Old World, but they were founded comparatively recently (about 200 years before the present time) by the young High Elf Archmage Teclis, and only teach about magic split into its eight constituent colours - because colours--because that's all humans are capable of grasping without going utterly mad. The far more magically-adept High Elves have the White Tower of Hoeth in the kingdom of Saphery, where the full secrets of High Magic (which combines all eight colours into one harmonious whole) are studied and taught by its Loremasters. Teclis, who studied at the Tower, became High Loremaster of the institution after founding the Imperial colleges. It also teaches absurdly skilled ascetic warrior-scholars the arts of sword mastery, and these swordmasters act as the Tower's emissaries, guardians and agents in the outside world.

* The Arcane University in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. Incidentally, we never get to see any schooling going on, other than public lectures on the courtyards - the whole building is locked off except for the ground and top floors, linked by teleporters. Still, [[TakeOurWordForIt it's heavily implied that what goes on in there is pretty spectacular.]]
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* The Arcane University in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. Incidentally, we never get to see any schooling going on, other than public lectures on the courtyards - the courtyards--the whole building is locked off except for the ground and top floors, linked by teleporters. Still, [[TakeOurWordForIt it's heavily implied that what goes on in there is pretty spectacular.]]

* Succubus and Incubus Academy in ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures''. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin - a Wizarding School for HornyDevils.
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* Succubus and Incubus Academy in ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures''. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin - a ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin--a Wizarding School for HornyDevils.
2nd Dec '15 6:28:39 AM DaibhidC
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* Diana Wynne Jones' ''Literature/TheToughGuideToFantasyland'', which predates Harry Potter by a year, has a Wizards' University. In ''Literature/TheYearOfTheGriffin'' which is set in the same universe, Elda the griffin goes there.

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* Diana Wynne Jones' ''Literature/TheToughGuideToFantasyland'', which predates Harry Potter by a year, has a Wizards' University. In ''Literature/TheYearOfTheGriffin'' which is set in the same universe, Elda the griffin goes there.
11th Nov '15 4:17:42 PM nombretomado
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* In Raymond E. Feist's ''{{Riftwar}}'' series, begun in 1982, the magician Pug sets up an academy on the island of Stardock to streamline the teaching of magic as well as teaching a new form of magic that he learned on [[AnotherDimension Kelewan]].
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* In Raymond E. Feist's ''{{Riftwar}}'' series, ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'', begun in 1982, the magician Pug sets up an academy on the island of Stardock to streamline the teaching of magic as well as teaching a new form of magic that he learned on [[AnotherDimension Kelewan]].
5th Nov '15 1:12:58 PM fruitstripegum
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* The titular "Abracadabra Academy" of ''ComicBook/{{Bunty}}'' was one of these, and the heroine was an IneptMage.
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