The Summer I Turned Pretty: Is Finch College a real school?

Lola Tung (Belly), Gavin Casalegno (Jeremiah)
Lola Tung (Belly), Gavin Casalegno (Jeremiah) /

Our leading three characters in The Summer I Turned Pretty are either all grown up in college, or they’re heading there very soon. With talks of schools and where Belly and Jeremiah may decide to go, there’s been a lot of school names thrown around in the Prime Video series. One of them is Finch College. Is it a real school?

The second season stars Lola Tung as Belly Conklin, Christopher Briney as Conrad Fisher, and Gavin Casalegno as Jeremiah Fisher, among others. The ongoing love triangle between Belly and the two brothers, as well as a life-changing moment for the Fisher’s place a central part in this part of the story. According to the synopsis, we’re expecting to see Belly decide once and for all who she wants to be with.

But it’s not all about the boys. This gal needs to go to college and get her degree. One place she’s thinking about is Finch College. So does it really exist? We’ve got the answer for you below!

The Summer I Turned Pretty: Is Finch College a real school?

Finch College is not a real school. It’s a fictional one made up for the show. If you want to get technical, there was one with that name that opened in 1900 and closed in 1976. That undergraduate college was for women in Manhattan, New York City.

But the Finch College we’re talking about in The Summer I Turned Pretty season 2 is fictional. Jeremiah is going to be attending the school in the fall, and it seems like Belly is also on board as she describes interest in heading over there. We’ll see what she ultimately decides!

Mr. Conrad Fisher on the other hand is attending real-life schools that exist. He’s going to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. But, he’s thinking about transferring to Stanford in California. It’s his and his mom’s dream school, but he’s torn about leaving Jeremiah after their mother, Susannah, died due to her cancer returning.

The Summer I Turned Pretty season 2 releases new episodes Fridays on Prime Video. The finale streams Aug. 18, 2023.

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