Top 10 Dream Colleges Worldwide As Per The Princeton Review's
Posted on: 03,August , 2017 - Thu | 01:53:04pm

Top 10 Dream Colleges worldwide as per The Princeton Review's

Higher Education College Admission is the toughest part,studnets and parents faces in the educational journey and raising a child respectively. The attempt becomes more difficult if you want to seek admission in top notch colleges in the world.

In a survey by The Princeton Review®  with the name College Hopes & Worries Survey questions were asked to more than 10000+ students and  parents on various topics and aspect of college admission to selection.

The survey had a very important question "What 'dream college' do you wish you or your child could attend if acceptance or cost weren't issued?" To maintain transparency and remove selection bias this question was the only one which was fill in the blank question type. Respondents wrote in names of more than 515 institutions in total and out of those the colleges who made it to the top ten are mentioned below.

The college's students most named as their “dream college” were:

  1. Stanford University
  2. Harvard College
  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  4. New York University
  5. University of California, Los Angeles
  6. Columbia University
  7. Princeton University
  8. University of California, Berkeley
  9. University of Pennsylvania
  10. Yale University

The college's parents most named as their “dream college” for their children were:

  1. Stanford University
  2. Princeton University
  3. Harvard College
  4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  5. Duke University    
  6. University of Pennsylvania
  7. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  8. New York University    
  9. Cornell University
  10. University of Notre Dame



Reports Findings:

For survey questions with multiple answer choices, findings among respondents overall (students and parents) indicate:

Stress levels Its very high as per 76% of respondents who said their stress levels as "High" while college selection.
Toughest factor? College admission tests was the toughest part of the application process
College cost estimate? Atleast more than $50,000 as per 85% respondents which include students and parents.
Biggest worry? Debt. In 2006, the answer most chosen by the plurality (34%) was "Won't get into first-choice college."
The main benefit of college? Jobs & Earnings. 42%,33% said "Exposure to new ideas" and 26% said the "Education."
The issue of most disagreement between students and parents? More than 99% respondents undisputedly said that Location was the pain point. 50% of parents would like their child to attend a college less than 250 miles from home while 68% of students said they would like to attend a college more than 250 miles from home.
Overall Opinion on Higher Education? College is worth it as 99% say that college will be worth the investment.


The Princeton Review® is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company.  


Source: The Princeton Review


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