How I Got into College

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How I Got Into College
Movie poster for How I Got Into College
Directed by Savage Steve Holland
Produced by Elizabeth Cantillon
Michael Shamberg
Written by Terrel Seltzer
Music by Joseph Vitarelli
Cinematography Robert Elswit
Edited by Kaja Fehr
Sonya Sones
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
May 19, 1989
Running time
86 minutes
Country USA
Language English
Budget $10 million
Box office $1,642,239 (USA)

How I Got Into College is a 1989 romantic comedy film directed by Savage Steve Holland, starring Anthony Edwards, Corey Parker, and Lara Flynn Boyle and produced & released by 20th Century Fox. This is the film debut of eventual voice actor Tom Kenny.


The story follows a girl named Jessica (Lara Flynn Boyle) and her attempt to get into Ramsey College, a small college in Pennsylvania, and Marlon (Corey Parker), a boy who tries to get into Ramsey to pursue Jessica, whom he is in love with.



Jan Eliasberg started directing but was fired five days into filming and replaced with Savage Steve Holland.[1]


Critical response[edit]

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes has rated it a 38%[2]

Box office[edit]

The movie was not a box office success, making just $651,850 in its opening weekend from 743 theaters for an average of $877 per venue.[3] It ended its run with only $1,642,239 domestically.[4]

Production notes[edit]

Parts of the film used Pomona College in Claremont, California, as Ramsey College.


  1. ^ Cieply, Michael (March 11, 1988). "A Fired Woman Film Director--New Questions, Issue Continues". Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ "How I Got Into College". 1989-05-19. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  3. ^ "Swayze Flexes Box-Office Muscle". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
  4. ^

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