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Is Monsters University modeled after a specific university, and if so, what university? After watching the movie, the campus seems familiar to me, but I can't pick out exactly what it is.

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It looks so Northwestern U. to me... It reminded me of my old school. –  user5514 Jul 22 '13 at 12:48

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According to this article, Monsters University is at least partly modeled on UC Berkeley. The article has several illustrations showing how familiar Berkeley landmarks such as Sather Gate and the Campanile are copied in the film.

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The university is clearly modeled after the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. With the large campus, student population, and popular Greek life it must be this university. Hail to the victors

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Welcome to Movies & TV. You might want to back up your claims somehow to flesh out the answer a little more. –  Tom Cody Aug 24 at 14:25

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