college The Top Dream Colleges

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List Rules "Dream Colleges" include any four-year university you would attend if acceptance & cost were not an issue

This is a list of the greatest dream colleges and universities in the world. These aren't necessarily the best colleges - they're the places everyone wishes they'd attended to get their college education. From the best college campuses to the greatest party schools, this list is ranked by the wisdom of the crowd, so anyone can add their own dream colleges or vote on the schools below.

Whether you're looking for the best colleges or looking back with nostalgia on your college experience, you can vote for your dream schools here with this college ranker list. These are the schools you would have attended if money (and maybe academic requirements) weren't something to worry about or consider. Everyone has that reach school that they always dreamed of attending but knew in reality wasn't an option. So live vicariously through this list and upvote the colleges and universities you would have gone to if you could have!

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Harvard University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts United States of America

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Stanford University is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Stanford University Stanford, California United States of America

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Yale University is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Yale University New Haven, Connecticut United States of America

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Massachusetts Institute of Tec... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts United States of America

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Columbia University is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Columbia University Upper Manhattan, New York City New York

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Princeton University is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey United States of America

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University of Oxford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom

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Cornell University is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Cornell University Ithaca, New York United States of America

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University of California, Berk... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California United States of America

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University of Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States of America

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University of Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Cambridge Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Dartmouth College is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire United States of America

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New York University is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
New York University New York City, New York United States of America

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Brown University is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Brown University Providence, Rhode Island United States of America

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University of California, Los ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California United States of America

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Duke University is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Duke University Durham, North Carolina United States of America

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University of Chicago is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois United States of America

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Johns Hopkins University is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland United States of America

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Northwestern University is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois United States of America

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Georgetown University is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Georgetown University Washington, D.C. United States of America

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University of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Indiana United States of America

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Vanderbilt University is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee United States of America

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University of Virginia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia United States of America

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University of Michigan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan United States of America

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University of Southern Califor... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Southern California Los Angeles, California United States of America

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California Institute of Techno... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California United States of America

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University of Edinburgh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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United States Military Academy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
United States Military Academy Highlands, New York United States of America - West Point!

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University of Paris IV: Paris-... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Dream Colleges

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Rice University is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Rice University Houston, Texas United States of America

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Boston University is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Boston University Boston, Massachusetts United States of America

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University of Michigan--Ann Ar... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Dream Colleges

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St. Andrew's University is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Dream Colleges

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University of Texas at Austin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas United States of America - Public University

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Boston College is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Boston College Newton, Chestnut Hill Massachusetts

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Washington University in St. L... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri United States of America

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University of San Diego is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of San Diego San Diego, California United States of America

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George Washington University is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
George Washington University Washington, D.C. United States of America - Private University

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Carnegie Mellon University is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States of America

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University of North Carolina a... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina United States of America

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University of California, San ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of California, San Diego San Diego, California United States of America

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United States Naval Academy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
United States Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland United States of America

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Imperial College London is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Imperial College London London, United Kingdom

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Amherst College is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Amherst College Amherst, Massachusetts United States of America

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Fordham University is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Fordham University New York City, New York United States of America

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University of Maryland, Colleg... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Maryland, College Park College Park, Maryland United States of America

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University of Georgia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Georgia Athens, Georgia United States of America

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United States Air Force Academ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
United States Air Force Academy Colorado Springs, Colorado United States of America

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University of Toronto is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Dream Colleges

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Florida State University is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida United States of America