Shows like 'The Sex Lives of College Girls' to watch while you wait for season 3 to drop

We have classics and new favorites to add to your list if you love Mindy Kaling's HBO Max series

the sex lives of college girls in season 2 in the dorm looking at a phone
(Image credit: Katrina Marcinowski/HBO Max)

Can't get enough of Kimberly, Leighton, Bela and Whitney? Shows like The Sex Lives of College Girls will keep you busy while the ladies are off-campus. 

In the second season of the Mindy Kaling hit, our roomies venture back to school after Thanksgiving break and prepare for the final stretch of the semester...which just so happens to include a "striptacular." Plus, there's a curious new neighbor, Jackson (Mitchell Slaggert), who's making dorm life all the more interesting. 

"For so long, shows that deal with sexuality—especially female sexuality—have been about what happens under the sheets. So if there’s a gap the show is trying to fill, it’s being about more than that," Pauline Chalamet (Kimberly) revealed to Harper's Bazaar.

While we're please to know that The Sex Lives of College Girls season 3 is a go, it'll be some time before it makes its way to our screens. While waiting, have a look at the series below, both new and old, for a taste of dorm life beyond Essex College.

Shows like 'The Sex Lives of College Girls'

1. 'Never Have I Ever' (2020-present)

  • Where to watch: Netflix

The baby sis to The Sex Lives of College Girls, Never Have I Ever is Mindy Kaling's breakout hit about young Devi, a teen who's trying to navigate the world of dating, uncovering her passions and managing life without her father. Even if your high school days are far in the rearview, you'll still fall for this sweet series and its lovable characters.

Never Have I Ever season 4 will be the show's last, and truthfully, we're not entirely sure we're ready to part ways with Devi. (Hey, if she ventures off to Princeton, perhaps Mindy will gift us with a sequel!) 

2. 'Love, Victor' (2020-2022)

  • Where to watch: Hulu

Set in the Love, Simon world, Love, Victor focuses on a teen going through a similar path to self-discovery and self-acceptance. School and family life are overwhelming enough, but Victor also has to be honest with himself about his sexuality. When things get a little too confusing, he can turn to Simon for guidance.

3. 'Scream Queens' (2015-2016)

  • Where to watch: Apple TV, Hulu

Acceptance to Wallace University is going to cost ya...your life. The school is plagued with a string of murders, and things get all the more sinister when the dean of the school insists that Kappa House must be open to everyone. In the hands of Ryan Murphy, this horror-movie-twist on campus life makes for a perfect binge watch.

4. 'Girls' (2012-2017)

  • Where to watch: HBO Max

An aspiring writer and her group of 20-somethings are all trying to navigate life and love in New York City—think of it as the younger sister to Sex and the City. 

5. 'Tell Me Lies' (2022-)

  • Where to watch: Hulu

Based on the bestseller by Carola Lovering, Tell Me Lies focuses on the toxic relationship between Lucy and Stephen upon their arrival at college. Expect betrayals, heartbreak and a thriller element, too. 

"What I hope is that Lucy's story will teach readers and viewers the importance of loving yourself first, and to walk away from anyone who devalues you," Lovering told My Imperfect Life. 

Will Lucy heed this warning in Tell Me Lies season 2? Time will tell! 

6. 'Greek' (2007-2011)

  • Where to watch: Apple TV, Hulu

Rusty's hellbent on breaking free from his high school "geek" persona by enrolling in a fraternity, but it's a little difficult when his sister is in the neighboring sorority with a watchful eye.

7. 'Dear White People' (2014-2021)

  • Where to watch: Netflix

This comedy-drama hybrid takes a look at biases in a collegiate setting as a small group of people of color head to a nearly all-white Ivy League, and what happens when a student radio show "Dear White People" calls out the university's biases.

8. 'Euphoria' (2020-present)

  • Where to watch: HBO Max

Led by the inimitable Zendaya as the damanged Rue Bennett, Euphoria focuses on a group of high school students and their experiences with sex, relationships, substance abuse and violence. Though not an easy watch, it's certainly been a captivating one. Here's what you need to know about the forthcoming Euphoria season 4

9. 'Felicity' (1998-2002)

  • Where to watch: Hulu 

Felicity follows her friend (and crush) to New York for college and learns all about life and what she wants from it while there.

Which shows are on your list? We'll attempt to make our way through all of 'em!

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.