When Glee premiered in 2009, Harry Potter fever was still in full swing. It’s a surprise to think that the series never really spoofed the idea of wizards in boarding school or featured a character obsessed with the idea of attending Hogwarts.
If the members of the New Directions glee club did get the chance to attend Hogwarts, however, it might be tempting to sort the ambitious teens in Slytherin as a whole. There are, however, a few members of the original lineup who would fit right in with students at Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, and Ravenclaw.
10 Tina Cohen-Chang: Slytherin
Tina Cohen-Chang was a, surprisingly, reluctant member of the school glee club. A flashback episode near the end of the series revealed she only auditioned to fulfill a dare. Though she ended up being one of the strongest members of the club, Tina was also a pretty sneaky member.
Shy and deciding she wanted to be left alone by her classmates, Tina affected a stutter so others wouldn’t talk to her. Some of the most out of the box plans the glee club came up with over the years could be credited to Tina as well. That’s why she’s a good fit for Slytherin.
9 Artie Abrams: Ravenclaw
Outside of his interactions with the glee club, fans don’t get to learn a ton about Artie. His life wasn’t explored as much as other New Directions singers like Finn, Kurt, or Rachel. What we do know, however, is that he always seemed to have an answer.
Unlike most of the other club members who frequently believed things their friends told them, Artie maintained a healthy dose of skepticism. He was the first to raise his eyebrows at a lot of Brittany’s outlandish statements and quick to refute ones he knew weren’t true. Artie, like many of the club members, also had a pretty high academic standing in school, and was always excited to learn about new music, techniques, and history. That’s why he’s got to be sorted into Ravenclaw.
8 Mercedes Jones: Gryffindor
Over the course of the series, viewers learned that Mercedes had a lot of insecurities. At one time, she tried to lose weight to fit in with the other girls. In another, she doubted whether she was good enough to pursue music full time. Despite her fears and insecurities, Mercedes kept going strong. That’s one of the reasons she sorts into Gryffindor.
Mercedes also had very strong convictions. Like most Gryffindors, she believed her own point of view was the right one, and wasn’t about to debate it. Gryffindors often draw a hard line against others’ opinions. Some might call them stubborn.
7 Kurt Hummel: Gryffindor
Mercedes and Kurt actually have a lot in common, so it makes sense that they would end up in the same Hogwarts house. Just like Mercedes, Kurt is both stubborn and brave, a sure fit for Gryffindor.
Feeling like an outcast when the series first began, Kurt came out to his friends and family not far into the first season. Despite living in an Ohio suburb with a lot of conservative views, Kurt made the decision to be true to himself instead of hiding his way through high school. He also hated to back down from a challenge, going up against Rachel, and later both Mercedes and Rachel, in diva-offs. Sounds like a Gryffindor who loves the spotlight to us.
6 Quinn Fabray: Slytherin
No glee club member is sneakier than Quinn Fabray. Though Quinn ultimately had a good heart, she spent a lot of her high school career reinventing herself and manipulating the events around her to her advantage. She really couldn’t end up in any Hogwarts house other than Slytherin.
Quinn managed to convince Finn he was the father of her baby - despite the two never having slept together - when they were dating in season one. After breaking up and making up, she regularly attempted to get Finn back, even while dating other people. Quinn also hid her past from her friends, and later her boyfriend, when she was in college. She tried out new personalities and allegiances every week on the series. It made her one of the most versatile characters on the show.
5 Mike Chang: Ravenclaw
Like Tina and Artie, Mike was a highly ranked student at McKinley High. If he got lower than an A on an assignment, he worried what his parents would think. He had the head, and memorization skills, to pursue a path as a doctor, but that’s not where his heart laid. He’s still sorted into Ravenclaw, though.
Mike was able to put his creativity and memorization skills to use in his first love: dance. He choreographed many of the glee club’s numbers during his time in school. Mike even pursued a career in dance following his graduation, deciding to study ballet.
4 Santana Lopez: Gryffindor
Harry Potter fans who believe all Slytherins end up being antagonists might have thought of Santana as one initially. Santana, however, wasn’t quite manipulative enough to land there. Yes, she was ambitious, but her ambitions alone weren’t enough.
Santana is actually a relatively straightforward person on Glee. Though she had a reputation as a mean girl, she wasn’t the kind who talked behind someone’s back or cheated her way into social circles. Instead, she was loud and proud of her opinions. She also showed a lot of bravery when she realized she was more attracted to girls than boys, admitting that the one person she could see herself with was her friend Brittany. Santana was definitely a Gryffindor.
3 Brittany Pierce: Hufflepuff
Despite the late in the series reveal that Brittany was an undercover math genius, Brittany was not a good fit for Ravenclaw. She wasn’t someone who loved to learn, but instead loved to do whatever made her happy.
Brittany enjoyed singing and dancing, even if she couldn’t always memorize the steps. She wasn’t afraid of a little hard work, however, which was made clear thanks to her time in both New Directions and the Cheerios. Brittany was also incredibly loyal. She never turned her back on the members of New Directions once she was involved with the glee club. Brittany also placed a lot of stock in what the members told her. She’s most definitely a Hufflepuff.
2 Rachel Berry: Slytherin
Though Glee is an ensemble show, if any one character could be singled out as the protagonist, it’s Rachel Berry. Glee is very much her story. But, just because she’s a protagonist and she loves attention doesn’t make her a Gryffindor. Instead, she was definitely a Slytherin.
Like her frenemy Quinn, Rachel wasn’t afraid of lying or manipulating events to get what she wanted. Her scheming was the lesser aspect of her character to get her into Slytherin, however. No one’s ambition on the series held a candle to hers. Rachel Berry never let anyone stop her from getting to Broadway. She even dropped out of her dream university to make her Broadway dreams come true.
1 Finn Hudson: Gryffindor
Quarterback, male lead of New Directions, and the guy always willing to help a friend out, Finn Hudson was definitely a Gryffindor. If fans wanted a classic teen hero for Glee, Finn was perfect for the part.
Despite his comfort as a popular guy in school and the star of his football team, Finn refused his nice, happy, bubble. Instead, he stepped out of his comfort zone to become one of the stars of the glee club, sticking up for the “losers” in the school. He was a hero to his glee club teammates.