The movie's main character, Mitch Taylor, escapes his backward hometown to go to Pacific Tech, which pre-empts the Internet by two decades by creating a world where everyone is a nerd. The good guys, the love interest, even the jock-style bully with the car and the posse is an advanced ultra-geek, whose evil schemes involve hacking the phone system and a secret phase-conjugate tracking system. It was so awesomely nerdy that it was the first movie to be promoted online with a computerized press conference.
Now every movie has an online discussion, usually about how much Daredevil would suck as Batman.
It was and is brilliantly suitable because university is a real-life Internet: loads of new people, many with similar interests to yours, organized into groups so that it's easy to find them, and absolutely full of sex. Choosing a course automatically surrounds you with people with similar interests and cuts them off from their old networks at the same time. It will never be easier to meet new people.
You'll learn a lot wherever you go after leaving home, but going to university is like transplanting a shrub from a tiny pot to a jungle made entirely of sunlight and fertilizer. And not just because some of the dorms will smell like that.