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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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+ - 2,157 1,605
Stanford University is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Stanford University Stanford, California, United States of America

3
+ - 1,909 1,635
Yale University is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Yale University New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

4
+ - 1,861 1,648
Columbia University is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Columbia University Upper Manhattan, New York City, New York

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+ - 1,489 1,435
Massachusetts Institute of Tec... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

6
+ - 1,589 1,377
Princeton University is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

7
+ - 1,224 1,089
University of Oxford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom

8
+ - 1,381 1,347
University of California, Berk... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California, United States of America

9
+ - 1,177 1,134
Cornell University is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Cornell University Ithaca, New York, United States of America

10
+ - 1,046 1,063
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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+ - 850 777
University of Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Cambridge Cambridge, United Kingdom

12
+ - 2,762 2,620
Dartmouth College is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America

13
+ - 833 1,097
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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+ - 718 850
University of California, Los ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California, United States of America

15
+ - 1,121 1,234
Brown University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

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+ - 708 856
University of Chicago is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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+ - 907 1,045
Duke University is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Duke University Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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+ - 658 715
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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+ - 628 563
Georgetown University is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Georgetown University Washington, D.C., United States of America

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+ - 631 688
Northwestern University is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois, United States of America

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+ - 525 558
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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+ - 211 234
University of Southern Califor... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Southern California Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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+ - 543 736
Vanderbilt University is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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+ - 647 792
University of Virginia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

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+ - 249 231
University of Michigan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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+ - 536 975
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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+ - 339 408
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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+ - 115 188
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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+ - 297 482
University of Paris IV: Paris-... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Dream Colleges

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+ - 332 424
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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+ - 86 147
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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+ - 77 79
University of Michigan--Ann Ar... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Dream Colleges

33
+ - 98 135
Carnegie Mellon University is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

34
+ - 290 427
St. Andrew's University is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Dream Colleges

35
+ - 110 177
University of Texas at Austin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas, United States of America - Public University

36
+ - 88 156
George Washington University is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
George Washington University Washington, D.C., United States of America - Private University

37
+ - 82 104
Boston College is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Boston College Newton, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

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+ - 111 158
University of North Carolina a... is listed (or ranked) 38 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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+ - 85 134
Washington University in St. L... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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+ - 78 111
United States Naval Academy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
United States Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland, United States of America

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+ - 142 253
University of San Diego is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of San Diego San Diego, California, United States of America

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+ - 300 358
Imperial College London is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Imperial College London London, United Kingdom

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+ - 344 422
Amherst College is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Amherst College Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

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+ - 312 537
Fordham University is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Fordham University New York City, New York, United States of America

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+ - 63 103
United States Air Force Academ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
United States Air Force Academy Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

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+ - 306 616
University of Georgia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Georgia Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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+ - 34 48
Purdue University is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Purdue University West Lafayette, Wabash Township, Indiana

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+ - 276 493
Florida State University is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America

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+ - 57 103
University of Maryland, Colleg... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Maryland, College Park College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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+ - 284 364
Emory University is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Emory University Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America