Top 21 Best High School Kdramas To Watch (College Dramas)

Watching Korean dramas helps you get away with your stressed life & get your brain some relief. Kdramas have many genres like thriller, action, romance, comedy, law, slice of life, crime & many more.

If you are new to Kdramas & are watching your first drama, here is a warning: you will get addicted to them. Because they are emotional & have a great plot. Their OSTs are soothing to listen to.

If you want to watch dramas that show the life of students in college or high school, there are many Kdramas that include the story of high school students, their daily life, friends, relationships & more.

High School Kdramas

If you are searching for some good Kdramas set in high school or college, stay here. College dramas are the best in terms of romance, comedy & plot. While watching them, you will remember your high school days.

High school koream dramas (college kdramas)

While most of the high school Korean dramas are romcom (romantic comedy), there are some thriller & mystery dramas too. They are also included in this list. These dramas are light-hearted.

These high school dramas will remind you of your college days. If you will attend college in the future, take a look at what type of college life you should live. Now, the list of best high school kdramas begins.

1. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

Bok Joo is a weightlifter who is pursuing her dream of winning the gold medal but she then finds romance for the first time in her life. Can she find a way to have love as well as glory at the age of 20? The drama covers their coming-of-age stories and relationships through hectic life.

weightlifting fairy kim bok joo

Cast –

  • Lee Sung Kyung as Kim Bok Joo
  • Nam Joo Hyuk as Jung Joon Hyung
  • Lee Jae Yoon as Jung Jae Yi
  • Kyung Soo Jin as Song Shi Ho

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

2. Moment Of Eighteen

Transfer student Jun Woo is an introvert who is wrongly accused of stealing. Meanwhile, Soo Bin sees a different side to Jun Woo than others. Soon, he comes out of his comfort zone. Together, they have to live their lives to the max and make life-changing decisions.

moment of eighteen

Cast –

  • Ong Seong Wu as Choi Jun Woo
  • Kim Hyang Gi as Yu Soo Bin
  • Shin Seung Ho as Ma Hwi Young
  • Kang Ki Young as Oh Han Gyul

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

3. Extracurricular

This drama is about three high school students named Ji Soo, a model student, his partner & classmate Gyu Ri & school bully Min Hee who start committing crimes to earn money & pay for their college and the unpredictable dangers they face as a result.

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Cast –

  • Kim Dong Hee as Oh Ji Soo
  • Park Joo Hyun as Bae Gyu Ri
  • Jung Da Bin as Seo Min Hee
  • Nam Yoon Su as Kwak Ki Tae

No. Of Episodes – 10

Watch On – Netflix

4. Go Back Couple

After coming to a breaking point in their relationship, a 38-years-old married couple wakes up to find themselves as 20-year-old university students when they met the first time. They decide to enjoy it and make different choices than they did the first time around.

go back couple

Cast –

  • Jang Na Ra as Ma Jin Joo
  • Son Ho Jun as Choi Ban Do
  • Heo Jung Min as Ahn Jae Woo
  • Han Bo Reum as Yoon Bo Reum

No. Of Episodes – 12

Watch On – Viki

5. My ID is Gangnam Beauty

Mi Rae, once bullied for her looks, decides to get plastic surgery to start fresh. When she begins university, people still tease her as Gangnam Beauty. She meets Kyung Suk, who sees people for what they are on the inside and not the outside. He becomes attracted to her.

My Id is Gangnam Beauty

Cast –

  • Im Soo Hyang as Kang Mi Rae
  • Cha Eun Woo as Do Kyung Suk
  • Jo Woo Ri as Hyun Soo Ah
  • Kwak Dong Yeon as Yeon Woo Young

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

6. Who Are You: School 2015

Eun Byul lives comfortably and attends a private school in Gangnam. Meanwhile, her identical twin Eun Bi is living in an orphanage. Then one day, Eun Byul mysteriously disappears. Later, Eun Bi loses her memories and exchanges her identity with Eun Byul.

who are you school 2015

Cast –

  • Kim So Hyun as Lee Eun Bi / Go Eun Byul
  • Nam Joo Hyuk as Han Yi An
  • Yook Sung Jae as Kong Tae Kwang

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki, YouTube

7. True Beauty

A high school girl Ju Gyung rises to pretty girl fame after she masters the art of make-up. She turns into a goddess because of her makeup skills, but would rather die than reveal her bare face to anyone. The drama tells her love story with the only boy that saw her without makeup.

True Beauty

Cast –

  • Moon Ga Young as Lim Joo Gyung / Joo Bal
  • Cha Eun Woo as Lee Su Ho
  • Hwang In Yeop as Han Seo Jun
  • Park Yoo Na as Kang Soo Jin

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

8. Sassy, Go Go

Set at the elite Sevit High School, the drama follows the lives of five students as they attempt to survive in a vicious environment where academic elitism takes place. A story that aims at high school students’ misadventures including love, heartbreak, pain, and friendship.

sassy go go

Cast –

  • Jung Eun Ji as Kang Yeon Doo
  • Lee Won Keun as Kim Yeol
  • Chae Soo Bin as Kwon Soo Ah
  • Kim Ji Soo as Seo Ha Joon

No. Of Episodes – 12

Watch On – Viki

9. Extraordinary You

The drama tells the story of a high-school girl named Dan Oh who realizes that she is just a supporting character inside a romance manga named “Secret”. She tries to change the fixed story for her love and life by utilizing the flashes of storyboard she alone can see.

extraordinary you

Cast –

  • Kim Hye Yoon as Eun Dan Oh
  • Ro Woon as Ha Ru
  • Lee Jae Wook as Baek Gyung
  • Lee Na Eun as Yeo Joo Da

No. Of Episodes – 32

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

10. Love Alarm

The drama revolves around the story of a mobile app called Love Alarm that notifies the user whether someone within the range of a 10-meter radius has romantic feelings for them. But it doesn’t reveal specific details of the person.

love alarm

Cast –

  • Kim So Hyun as Kim Jo Jo
  • Jung Ga Ram as Lee Hye Young
  • Song Kang as Hwang Sun Oh
  • Go Min Si as Park Gul Mi

No. Of Episodes – 6

Watch On – Netflix

11. Dream High

Six students at Kirin High School share dreams of becoming K-pop idols, among others. During their school years, they learn how to develop their singing, songwriting, and dancing skills while undergoing personal growth. They also start to develop feelings for one another.

Dream High

Cast –

  • Bae Suzy as Go Hye Mi
  • Kim Soo Hyun as Song Sam Dong
  • IU as Kim Pil Sook
  • Ok Taec Yeon as Jin Gook
  • Ham Eun Jung as Yoon Baek Hee
  • Jang Woo Young as Jason

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

12. At a Distance, Spring Is Green

A coming of age story about young people in their 20s and the problems they face in university. Yeo Joon is a 1st-year university student. He has a bright personality. So Bin is a 3rd-grade university student. She is sincere and honest. Soo Hyun is a smart, perfectionist university student.

at a distance spring is green

Cast –

  • Park Ji Hoon as Yeo Joon
  • Kang Min Ah as Kim So Bin
  • Bae In Hyuk as Nam Soo Hyun

No. Of Episodes – 12

Watch On – Viki

13. A Love So Beautiful

Sol Yi is a cheerful girl. She is a student of Chun Ji High School. She has a crush on her fellow student and neighbor Cha Heon. She repeatedly confesses her love to Cha Heon, who is awkward when it comes to expressing feelings. Dae Sung, a student falls in love with Sol Yi.

a love so beautiful

Cast –

  • Kim Yo Han as Cha Heon
  • So Ju Yeon as Shin Sol Yi
  • Yeo Hoe Hyun as Woo Dae Sung
  • Jo Hye Joo as Kang Ha Young

No. Of Episodes – 24

Watch On – Netflix

14. Reply 1997

Set in the 1990s, the drama centers on the life of six friends in the city of Busan. The timeline moves back and forth between their past as 18-year-old high schoolers in 1997 and their present as 33-year-olds at their high school reunion dinner in 2012.

reply 1997

Cast –

  • Jung Eun Ji as Sung Shi Won
  • Seo In Guk as Yoon Yoon Jae
  • Hoya as Kang Jun Hee
  • Shin So Yool as Mo Yoo Jung

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

15. Boys Over Flowers

Poor girl Jan Di attends elite Shin Hwa High where she’s bullied by Joon Pyo, leader of F4 (the four richest and most gorgeous boys). Joon Pyo becomes attracted to Jan Di; however, Jan Di has a crush on Ji Hoo, Joon Pyo’s best friend. The drama revolves around these characters.

boys over flowers

Cast –

  • Lee Min Ho as Goo Joon Pyo
  • Gu Hye Seon as Geum Jan Di
  • Kim Hyun Joong as Yoon Ji Hoo
  • Kim Bum as So Yi Jung
  • Kim Joon as Song Woo Bin

No. Of Episodes – 25

Watch On – Netflix, Viki, YouTube

16. Solomon’s Perjury

On a Christmas night, a student fell off the school’s rooftop and died. The police concluded that he committed suicide. Later, the students decide to hold a school trial to uncover the truth. The trial reveals ugly secrets about the murder case.

solomon perjury

Cast –

  • Kim Hyun Soo as Ko Seo Yeon
  • Jang Dong Yoon as Han Ji Hoon
  • Seo Ji Hoon as Bae Joon Young
  • Seo Young Joo as Lee So Woo

No. Of Episodes – 12

Watch On – Viki

17. Class Of Lies

A lawyer with a high winning rate falls from grace due to a murder case. He becomes a temporary teacher at the high school that is tied to that case to regain his honor. He begins to witness the crimes that take place & tries to protect victims from their peers.

class of lies

Cast –

  • Yoon Kyun Sang as Gi Moo Hyuk
  • Geum Sae Rok as Ha So Hyun
  • Lee Jun Young as Yoo Beom Jin
  • Choi Yoo Hwa as Cha Hyun Jung

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

18. Light On Me

Tae Kyung is an 18-year-old high school student. He is also a lifelong loner. He has no idea how to make new friends. The teacher advises him to join the school’s student council. He agrees but discovers that making friends may be harder than it seems.

light on me

Cast –

  • Lee Sae On as Woo Tae Kyung
  • Kang Yoo Seok as Noh Shin Woo
  • Choe Chan Yi as Shin Da On
  • Go Woo Jin as Nam Goong Shi Woon

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

19. Live On

High school student Baek Ho Rang is popular on social media for being pretty and classy. She decides to join the broadcasting club. A story of love and friendship unfolds in a school where social media is a defining force and everybody is judged.

Live On

Cast –

  • Jung Da Bin as Baek Ho Rang
  • Hwang Min Hyun as Go Eun Taek
  • Noh Jong Hyun as Do Woo Jae
  • Yang Hye Ji as Ji So Hyun

No. Of Episodes – 8

Watch On – Viki

20. How To Buy A Friend

Don Hyuk, a high school student becomes Chan Hong’s bodyguard after he finds a clue related to his girlfriend’s death. This contractual relationship entangles them both in a series of dramatic events as they try to uncover the truth behind his girlfriend’s death.

how to buy a friend

Cast –

  • Lee Shin Young as Park Chan Hong
  • Shin Seung Ho as Heo Don Hyuk
  • Kim So Hye as Uhm Se Yoon
  • Oh Hee Joon as Oh Gyung Po

No. Of Episodes – 8

Watch On – Viki

21. Seonam Girls High School Investigators

Five students at the Seonam Girls’ High School, Chae Yool, Mi Do, Yee Hee, Ha Jae, and Sung Yoon form a detective club and investigate mysterious incidents that occur at their school, as well as help classmates deal with bullying, depression, and other crises.

Seonam Girls High School Investigators

Cast –

  • Lee Hye Ri as Lee Ye Hee
  • Jin Ji Hee as Ahn Chae Yool
  • Kang Min Ah as Yoon Mi Do
  • Stephanie Lee as Choi Sung Yoon
  • Lee Min Ji as Kim Ha Jae

No. Of Episodes – 14

Watch On – Viki


Wrapping Up

That’s it! These were some of the top high school dramas that you can watch if you like college life or high school life. The list has all types of dramas – romance, comedy, thriller & mystery. Get ready for an emotional ride.

Remember that these are just dramas & many things shown in them don’t happen in real life. There is a lot of difference between reel & real life. Don’t mix up the elements of Korean dramas in your life.

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