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Top Dream Colleges

TimeMarch 30, 2012

from:Allen, Myra

to:All Students

Which colleges do high school students dream of attending? Last year, it was Stanford University, but they've been knocked out of the top slot by Harvard, according to a new survey.

The Princeton Review asked college applicants where they would go to school if money and acceptance were not factors. They've released the results in their 2012 College Hopes and Worries survey.

In addition to applicants' top picks for college, the survey found 86 percent of respondents say financial aid will be "very" necessary and 75 percent reporting the state of the economy has affected their college choices.

            Top 5

  1. Harvard College
  2. Stanford University
  3. Columbia University
  4. New York University
  5. Princeton University