15 Ways Hogwarts Would Be Different If It Was In America.

Harry Potter fans on Reddit were asked: "How would a school for magic in the USA differ from Hogwarts?" Here are some of the best answers.



1. Everyone's patronus would be an eagle.

- vada_vada

2. It would be sponsored by Wizards of the Coast and Gatorade.

- scandalousmambo

3. The nurses/healing spells would be privatized so only the upper-class students could afford to use them.

- tempolevy

4. Avada Kedavra would be a constitutional right, but you can only use it if you pass a background check, and then only for self defense, or for hunting.

- Thetomas

5. They wouldn't teach defense against the dark arts, because "the only 100% defense against the dark arts is abstinence from all magic".

- TeelxFlame

6. Obviously the mail would be delivered by eagles.

- Azimuth2888

7. Quidditch would be renamed and a new sport named Quidditch that has nothing to do with the original sport would be created and become the national game for the wizard school(s).

- spirafortunae

8. It would be under constant harassment from Christian fundamentalists.

- KubrickIsMyCopolit

9. You would need to take out massive loans to attend.

- hobbeswasright_

10. Students wouldn't go shopping for their crap in some back alley marketplace; there would be a Mall of Wizardry with department stores. Or perhaps a Witch-Mart.

- accaris

11. Care of Magical Creatures would cover Sasquatch and jackalopes.

- Mule2go

12. Bigger portions of food at the banquets.

- skipweasel

13. Protests demanding that everyone have the same looking Patronus so as not to make someone feel less important.

- spamjam09

14. The school would be under a pervasive sense of surveillance, with a zero tolerance policy for illicit magic on the back of every student's mind. You could get suspended just for pointing your finger in the shape of a wand; forget actually casting anything outside of the classroom. You think the administration would go 5 years completely ignoring the rise of radical Dark Lord fanatics? Anyone who even sneezed and it sounded like Voldemort would be ratted out by their peers and placed on a No Broomstick list.

- accaris

15. Ron could not afford to go.

- moxious_maneuver


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