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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1
2,888 2,304
Harvard University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

2
2,548 1,842
Stanford University is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Stanford, California, United States of America

3
2,168 1,886
Yale University is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
zxray added New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

4
2,095 1,915
Columbia University is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Upper Manhattan, New York City, New York

5
1,702 1,665
Massachusetts Institute of Tec... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

6
1,835 1,583
Princeton University is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

7
1,424 1,288
University of Oxford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Oxford, United Kingdom

8
1,569 1,628
University of California, Berk... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Berkeley, California, United States of America

9
994 951
University of Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Cambridge, United Kingdom

10
1,225 1,261
University of Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

11
1,342 1,397
Cornell University is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Ithaca, New York, United States of America

12
2,909 2,842
Dartmouth College is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America

13
925 1,067
University of California, Los ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Los Angeles, California, United States of America

14
1,004 1,370
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
861 1,042
University of Chicago is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

16
1,274 1,412
Brown University is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

17
1,096 1,207
Duke University is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

18
372 415
University of Southern Califor... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Los Angeles, California, United States of America

19
769 832
Northwestern University is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Evanston, Illinois, United States of America

20
767 854
Johns Hopkins University is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

21
772 700
Georgetown University is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Washington, D.C., United States of America

22
657 863
Vanderbilt University is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

23
413 361
University of Michigan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
CraigNykiel added Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

24
757 898
University of Virginia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

25
630 709
University of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Dream Colleges
Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America