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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
2,916 2,336
Harvard University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
2
2,579 1,867
Stanford University is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Stanford, California, United States of America
3
2,192 1,905
Yale University is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
zxray added New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
4
2,113 1,945
Columbia University is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Upper Manhattan, New York City, New York
5
1,724 1,680
Massachusetts Institute of Tec... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
6
1,856 1,596
Princeton University is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
7
1,436 1,307
University of Oxford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Oxford, United Kingdom
8
1,589 1,654
University of California, Berk... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Berkeley, California, United States of America
9
1,003 970
University of Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Cambridge, United Kingdom
10
1,235 1,286
University of Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
11
1,352 1,423
Cornell University is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Ithaca, New York, United States of America
12
2,917 2,867
Dartmouth College is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America
13
947 1,088
University of California, Los ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
14
1,010 1,401
New York University is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
New York City, New York, United States of America
15
874 1,066
University of Chicago is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
16
1,287 1,432
Brown University is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
17
1,106 1,229
Duke University is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
18
390 441
University of Southern Califor... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
19
785 847
Northwestern University is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Evanston, Illinois, United States of America
20
778 866
Johns Hopkins University is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
21
786 712
Georgetown University is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Washington, D.C., United States of America
22
670 877
Vanderbilt University is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
23
767 915
University of Virginia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America
24
645 723
University of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America
25
422 377
University of Michigan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
CraigNykiel added Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America