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The Best Episodes of The Sex Lives of College Girls

Every episode of The Sex Lives of College Girls ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Sex Lives of College Girls!

Follow four college roommates as they arrive at New England’s prestigious Essex College. A bundle of contradictions and hormones, these girls are equal parts lovable and infuriating as they live out their new, free lives on campus.

Genres:ComedyDrama
Network:HBO Max

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The best episode of "The Sex Lives of College Girls" is "The Truth", rated 8.3/10 from 550 user votes. It was directed by Liza Johnson and written by Justin Noble, Rupinder Gill. "The Truth" aired on 12/9/2021 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Pre-Frosh Weekend".

  • The Truth
    8.3/10 550 votes

    #1 - The Truth

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2021-12-09

    While Kimberly faces possible expulsion after her honor code violation, Bela takes a stand against the Catullan's culture, Whitney levels with her mom, and Leighton speaks her truth.

    Director: Liza Johnson

    Writer: Justin Noble, Rupinder Gill

  • Pre-Frosh Weekend
    8.1/10 342 votes

    #2 - Pre-Frosh Weekend

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-12-08

    For Pre-Frosh Weekend, Bela hosts her nerdy childhood friend Priya, who's had a surprise glow-up. Leighton prepares to come out to her dad. Kimberly seeks commonalities with Jackson, while Whitney finds chemistry with her lab partner.

    Director: Tazbah Chavez

    Writer: Sarah Tapscott, Modupe Thompson

  • Parents Weekend
    8.0/10 547 votes

    #3 - Parents Weekend

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-12-02

    After reuniting with their families for the first time since move-in day, the girls struggle through an uncomfortable dinner, where parents clash, egos are bruised, and secrets are revealed.

    Director: Meredith Dawson

    Writer: Mindy Kaling, Justin Noble

  • The Surprise Party
    8.0/10 531 votes

    #4 - The Surprise Party

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-12-02

    At Leighton's surprise party for Nico, an unexpected guest sends Kimberly reeling. Bela worries she silenced a fellow Catullan writer, and a rumor threatens to upend Whitney's world.

    Director: Maggie Carey

    Writer: Kristen Zublin, Charlie Grandy

  • Taking Shots
    7.9/10 331 votes

    #5 - Taking Shots

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-12-01

    Leighton helps Kimberly administer her hormone injections. Whitney considers how to handle being repeatedly mistaken for the only other Black girl in class. Bela clashes with her Catullan replacement.

    Director: Thembi Banks

    Writer: Justin Noble, Sheridan Watson

  • I Think I'm a Sex Addict
    7.8/10 524 votes

    #6 - I Think I'm a Sex Addict

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-12-02

    While Bela anxiously awaits the Catullan's final decision, Kimberly gets hooked on casual sex with Nico, Whitney explores her connection with Canaan, and Leighton takes the next step with Alicia.

    Director: Lila Neugebauer

    Writer: Rupinder Gill, Vanessa Baden Kelly

  • Cheating
    7.8/10 476 votes

    #7 - Cheating

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2021-12-09

    A heartbroken Kimberly considers cheating on an exam. Leighton's fear of coming out upends her weekend getaway with Alicia. Bela navigates the fallout of exposing assault. Whitney confronts the truth about Dalton.

    Director: Kabir Akhtar

    Writer: Caroline Goldfarb, Beth Appel

  • Winter Is Coming
    7.8/10 432 votes

    #8 - Winter Is Coming

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-11-17

    As they come to terms with their new status on campus, Bela creates an all-female humor magazine, Whitney copes with the off-season, and Kimberly tries to find money with Leighton's unexpected help.

    Director: Daniella Eisman

    Writer: Caroline Goldfarb

  • Frat Problems
    7.8/10 403 votes

    #9 - Frat Problems

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2022-11-17

    Bela and Leighton organize a fundraiser to help Zeta so they can get back to their parties. Kimberly tries to find collateral for her loan and Whitney feels threatened by Canaan's new partner.

    Director: Daniella Eisman

    Writer: Rupinder Gill

  • Doppelbanger
    7.8/10 338 votes

    #10 - Doppelbanger

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-12-01

    Bela seizes an opportunity when a late-night comic visits campus. Kimberly attempts to prove she hasn't been “med-zoned” by Jackson. Whitney fights to contribute to a group assignment. Leighton pursues a junior… who reminds her of herself.

    Director: David Stassen

    Writer: Mindy Kaling

  • That Comment Tho
    7.7/10 563 votes

    #11 - That Comment Tho

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-11-25

    While a cryptic message from Nico sends Kimberly reeling, Leighton invites the women's center to her brother's frat party. Bela has an uncomfortable experience with a Catullan editor, and Whitney navigates the fallout of investigative work.

    Director: Rachel Raimist

    Writer: Matt Warburton, Sheridan Watson

  • The Short King
    7.7/10 358 votes

    #12 - The Short King

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2022-11-24

    While Leighton enjoys the perks of being out, Bela focuses on a short king. Whitney attempts to expand her horizons with a difficult class, and Kimberly considers a new fix for her money problems.

    Director: Lila Neugebauer

    Writer: Sarah Tapscott

  • The Essex College Food Workers Strike
    7.7/10 319 votes

    #13 - The Essex College Food Workers Strike

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2022-12-08

    Leighton grapples with "dating up" for the first time. Kimberly appeals to an unlikely source for help with the food workers' strike. Whitney sets out to crush her final lab. Bela's faces blowback from a misstep.

    Director: Tazbah Chavez

    Writer: Beth Appel

  • Will You Be My Girlfriend?
    7.6/10 344 votes

    #14 - Will You Be My Girlfriend?

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-11-24

    Bela scrambles to expand The Foxy's reach ahead of its release. Jackson invites Kimberly to a study session. Canaan asks Whitney to be his girlfriend… but she already thought they were dating. Leighton gets called out.

    Director: Lila Neugebauer

    Writer: Rheeqrheeq Chainey

  • The Rooming Lottery
    7.6/10 325 votes

    #15 - The Rooming Lottery

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2022-12-15

    When Leighton is elected Kappa’s campus social chair, the roommates must figure out what sophomore year will look like.

    Director: Justin Noble

    Writer: Justin Noble, Beth Appel

  • Naked Party
    7.5/10 645 votes

    #16 - Naked Party

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-11-18

    The first week of class finds Kimberly feeling out of her league, while Leighton thrives academically… but not so much otherwise. Whitney confronts soccer drama, and – looking to get properly wild – Bela and Kimberly go to a naked party.

    Director: Zoe Cassavetes

    Writer: Ali Liebegott, Caroline Goldfarb

  • Kappa
    7.5/10 547 votes

    #17 - Kappa

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-11-25

    After mingling with an exclusive sorority, Leighton gets roped into a date with a boy, while Whitney confides in a teammate about her relationship with Dalton. With Kimberly in tow, Bela speaks her mind at a high-profile Catullan event.

    Director: Kabir Akhtar

    Writer: Charlie Grandy, Beth Appel

  • Sex & Basketball
    7.5/10 305 votes

    #18 - Sex & Basketball

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2022-12-15

    Whitney and Andrew attempt to bring their chemistry into the real world. Bela over-curates The Foxy’s big spotlight. Kimberly accompanies Canaan to the Econ department’s awards banquet. Leighton visits the women’s center – and Alicia.

    Director: Rupinder Gill

    Writer: Caroline Goldfarb, Rupinder Gill

  • Welcome to Essex
    7.4/10 777 votes

    #19 - Welcome to Essex

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-11-18

    As they start settling into college life, first-year suite mates Kimberly, Bela, Leighton, and Whitney navigate relationships, extracurriculars, and culture shock. Later, the girls hit an exclusive party to blow off some steam.

    Director: David Gordon Green

    Writer: Mindy Kaling, Justin Noble

  • Le Tuteur
    7.4/10 569 votes

    #20 - Le Tuteur

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-11-25

    While Kimberly connects with Nico during a tutoring session, Leighton begrudgingly starts volunteering at the women's center, Bela explores the local dating app pool, and Whitney seeks to take things with Dalton to the next level.

    Director: Zoe Cassavetes

    Writer: Rupinder Gill