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Most Popular Dream Schools

steelergolf11steelergolf11 Posts: 142Registered User Junior Member
edited February 2013 in College Confidential Cafe
Around the people that you typically associate with, what schools do you perceive to be the most popular, the schools that everyone would want to go to regardless of admission or financial barriers?

I'll start with two schools:

University of Pennsylvania
University of Notre Dame
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Replies to: Most Popular Dream Schools

  • steelergolf11steelergolf11 Posts: 142Registered User Junior Member
    Bumpity bump...
  • Cens10Cens10 Posts: 732Registered User Member
    Everyone around my school only dreams of going to UF and FSU.
  • hannahseelyehannahseelye Posts: 27Registered User New Member
    Yale, I live in CT.
    Also many want to go to UNC Chapel Hill, over 20% of my class applied. Reallly odd
  • FastNeutrinoFastNeutrino Posts: 838Registered User Member
    Princeton is a big one near me, since I live in NJ.
    Usually if you live in the same state/area as an Ivy, the big dream school will be that Ivy. At least I would think.
  • logicx24logicx24 Posts: 677Registered User Junior Member
    I live on Long Island so Columbia, Princeton, and Cornell are big near me.

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  • afrojackafrojack Posts: 210Registered User Junior Member
    University of Michigan!
  • jsk4everjsk4ever Posts: 203Registered User Junior Member
    University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Northwestern, University of Chicago, and Cornell are the usual popular ones because most of the kids at my school end up going to them.
  • DeblergDeblerg Posts: 458Registered User Member
    At my school Yale and Columbia are the most popular US dream schools.

    I go to an international school, so about half the student body ends up in the UK...the most popular dream schools over there are Imperial and King's
  • cardozacardoza Posts: 163Registered User Junior Member
    Southern California, so a tie between USC and UCLA
  • WiseGuyWiseGuy Posts: 346Registered User Member
    Let's not forget MIT...

    ... fine, Stanford and Caltech too.
  • SerenityJadeSerenityJade Posts: 1,210Registered User Senior Member
    UVA is big here along with Virginia Tech (duh, it's Virginia)
  • Cheer007Cheer007 Posts: 301Registered User Junior Member
    Here in the SF bay, it's mainly Stanford, Cal, and UCLA.
  • exodusdarlingexodusdarling Posts: 37Registered User New Member
    I live in VA, and basically everyone is dying to get into UVA, despite my fairly large school (500ish kids per grade) only sends about 10ish kids to UVA a year. Another popular option is George Mason University, since it's really close and a lot of kids go there so they don't have to pay for housing.

    Other schools that are pretty popular here are CNU, JMU, and VCU.
  • CollegiateDreamsCollegiateDreams Posts: 973Registered User Member
    Here in SoCal, Stanford (it seems like this is everybody's dream school at my HS), USC, UCLA, and Berkeley are the most popular. HYP, Columbia, and NYU seem pretty popular too. I think these schools are all common dream schools across the country, though.
  • CatriaCatria Posts: 9,602Registered User Senior Member
    There is no such thing as a dream school where I am. Or one's dream school vary greatly on one's planned major.
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