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The Top Dream Colleges 

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Updated June 16, 2020 102.6k votes 10.8k voters 171.7k views 104 items

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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Stanford University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Stanford, California, United States of America
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Harvard University is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
3
Yale University is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
zxray added New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
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Princeton University is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
5
Columbia University is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Upper Manhattan, New York City, New York
6
University of Oxford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Massachusetts Institute ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
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University of Cambridge ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Dartmouth College is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America
10
Cornell University is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Ithaca, New York, United States of America
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University of California... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Berkeley, California, United States of America
12
University of Pennsylvan... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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Brown University is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
14
Duke University is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
15
University of Michigan ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
CraigNykiel added Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
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Georgetown University is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Washington, D.C., United States of America
17
Northwestern University ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Evanston, Illinois, United States of America
18
University of Notre Dame... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America
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Johns Hopkins University... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
20
University of California... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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University of Chicago is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
22
University of Virginia ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America
23
University of Southern C... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
24
New York University is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
New York City, New York, United States of America
25
University of North Caro... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
SeanPatrickMagee added Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America