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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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1
2,717 2,115
Harvard University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

2
2,328 1,708
Stanford University is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Stanford University Stanford, California, United States of America

3
2,027 1,742
Yale University is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
zxray added Yale University New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

4
1,957 1,765
Columbia University is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Columbia University Upper Manhattan, New York City, New York

5
1,590 1,531
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
1,702 1,468
Princeton University is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

7
1,321 1,172
University of Oxford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom

8
1,470 1,475
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
1,251 1,248
Cornell University is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Cornell University Ithaca, New York, United States of America

10
1,129 1,132
University of Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

11
922 843
University of Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Cambridge Cambridge, United Kingdom

12
2,820 2,715
Dartmouth College is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America

13
901 1,219
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

14
814 942
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

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15
1,196 1,301
Brown University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

16
767 927
University of Chicago is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

17
989 1,107
Duke University is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Duke University Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

18
707 769
Johns Hopkins University is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

19
697 740
Northwestern University is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois, United States of America

20
686 608
Georgetown University is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Georgetown University Washington, D.C., United States of America

21
272 302
University of Southern Califor... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Southern California Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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22
571 621
University of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

23
593 786
Vanderbilt University is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

24
320 278
University of Michigan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
CraigNykiel added University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

25
690 836
University of Virginia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

26
578 1,012
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

27
358 444
University of Edinburgh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, United Kingdom

28
137 229
United States Military Academy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
schaferj added United States Military Academy Highlands, New York, United States of America - West Point!

50+ Celebrities Who Went to Harvard

29
111 112
University of Michigan--Ann Ar... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Dream Colleges

30
118 193
Boston University is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
asdfasdf added Boston University Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

31
315 509
University of Paris IV: Paris-... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Dream Colleges

32
355 453
Rice University is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Rice University Houston, Texas, United States of America

33
151 180
University of North Carolina a... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
SeanPatrickMagee added University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

34
119 157
Washington University in St. L... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

35
140 204
University of Texas at Austin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
EvanAlexanderRoney added University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas, United States of America - Public University

26 Famous People Who Were Kicked Out of High School

36
118 156
Carnegie Mellon University is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
HP12 added Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

37
100 128
United States Naval Academy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
zxray added United States Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland, United States of America

38
111 135
Boston College is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
sonof100maniacs added Boston College Newton, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

39
104 182
George Washington University is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
philipjhorowitz added George Washington University Washington, D.C., United States of America - Private University

40
296 446
St. Andrew's University is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Dream Colleges

41
316 370
Imperial College London is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Imperial College London London, United Kingdom

42
34 92
University of California, San ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of California, San Diego San Diego, California, United States of America

Celebrities Who Dropped Out of College

43
363 437
Amherst College is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Amherst College Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

44
328 630
University of Georgia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Georgia Athens, Georgia, United States of America

45
75 113
United States Air Force Academ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
zxray added United States Air Force Academy Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

46
150 276
University of San Diego is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
sarahsojungoh added University of San Diego San Diego, California, United States of America

47
50 64
Purdue University is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Purdue University West Lafayette, Wabash Township, Indiana

48
322 559
Fordham University is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
pfr10708 added Fordham University New York City, New York, United States of America

49
308 376
Emory University is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Emory University Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

50
65 119
University of Toronto is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
University of Toronto Toronto, Canada