Metropolis University, also abbreviated as Met U, is a major university in Metropolis. Considered a first-tier tertiary institute nationwide, it has a medical school and a strong astronomy program among other things, and also has programs in journalism, botany, and biochemistry.

Metropolis University also has a strong college football program with a passionate alumni and fraternity/soriority support, and the blue-and-white colored Metropolis Bulldogs team is competitive in the national championship.

The University dormitory sustained extensive damage during Dark Thursday.


  • Chloe Sullivan majored in journalism at Metropolis University, having also taken botany and biochemistry classes, while interning at the Daily Planet in the evening.
  • Lana Lang applied for late entry and attended Met U for about a year, where she indulged her growing obsession with astronomy. She chose Met U over Central Kansas University specifically because CKU didn't have the classes she wanted in astronomy. After her breakup with Clark, she became addicted to the Limbo drug created by some Met U med students.
  • Lois Lane also attended Met U for less than a year, before being expelled for repeated disciplinary offenses like gamble-drinking. [1]
  • Lex Luthor studied at Met U at some point, but was later thrown out by Edgar Huff when Lex played a humiliating joke on his son. [2]
  • Lance and Ally were medical students who created the Limbo drug, which when injected took the subject to a near-dead state of consciousness in which they can speak to their departed love ones. [3]
  • Buffy Sanders was a metahuman who became the vampiric president of the exclusive Tri-Psi Sorority at Met U, until she was killed by an infected Lana. [4]
  • Geoff Johns and Coop were football players who attended Met U, until Geoff Johns killed Coop and was then apprehended while trying to kill Lois Lane. [5]


  • Jonathan Kent and Martha Clark met while taking a finance class at Metropolis University. Martha asked Jonathan for some notes, even though she was the note-taker for the class. When Martha asked how he knew she would return them, Jonathan told her, "I prefer to believe in people." [citation needed] Jonathan Kent turned down a full football scholarship to Met U. [citation needed] After his father's death, he went to Met U.
  • Jason Teague attended Met U and set a pass record while playing quarterback for the football team, until a torn rotator cuff ended his future in football career and scholarship. He later transferred to Central Kansas A&M.


See also

Places in Smallville
Smallville Crater LakeHigh SchoolKawatche CavesKent Farm (barn, house, storm cellar) • Luthor MansionLuthorCorp Fertilizer Plant Number ThreeMedical CenterMiller's FieldTalon (apartment, basement)
Metropolis Ace of ClubsBelle ReveCadmus LabsC&L's apartmentDaily PlanetIsis FoundationGeneral HospitalLuthorCorp Plaza (Level 33.1) • Queen TowerSuicide SlumsSummerholt InstituteUniversityWatchtower
Other Black CreekCheckmate CastleD.E.O. headquartersEgyptFortress of SolitudeGotham City (Arkham Asylum, Batcave, Wayne Manor) • GranvilleS.T.A.R. LabsStar CityThemyscira
Planets AlmeracApokolipsEarthEarth-2Earth-MajesticKrypton (Kandor, New Krypton, Phantom Zone) • MarsOa
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