What are the top ten schools you'd actually want to go to?

<p>If you could go anywhere in the country regardless of your academic record where would it be? </p>

<p>Don't just consider academics in this, consider every factor you are (or did) in your college search, except whether or not you could get in. (*-indicates I plan on applying) I think this is what my list would look like, if you want me to explain why there's only one Ivy, or why its almost all pubic schools ect. I could but nonetheless :</p>

<ol>
<li>Wisconsin*</li>
<li>Texas*</li>
<li>Penn</li>
<li>Cal</li>
<li>UCLA</li>
<li>UNC</li>
<li>Georgetown</li>
<li>NYU</li>
<li>Florida</li>
<li>Washington*</li>
</ol>

<ol>
<li>Harvard</li>
<li>Columbia</li>
<li>UPenn</li>
<li>Yale</li>
<li>UMich</li>
</ol>

<p>Those are the only schools I applied to...</p>

<ol>
<li>Stanford</li>
<li>Rice</li>
<li>BYU (if it wasn't mormon)</li>
<li>Vanderbilt</li>
<li>Clemson </li>
<li>Notre Dame </li>
<li>Boston College (doesn't have engineering though...)</li>
<li>Virginia</li>
<li>North Carolina (doesn't have engineering either)</li>
<li>University Of Tulsa (for some reason I really liked it when I got brochures about it)</li>
</ol>

<ol>
<li>Harvard *</li>
<li>Chicago *</li>
<li>Columbia *</li>
<li>St. Andrews (Scotland) *</li>
<li>Yale</li>
<li>Williams</li>
<li>Wellesley</li>
<li>U Penn</li>
<li>Brown</li>
<li>NYU</li>
</ol>

<ul>
<li>Applied</li>
</ul>

<p>Oh I forgot to do this but Clemson was the only school on my list I applied to.</p>

<p>In no particular order:</p>

<p>Chicago *
Reed
Swarthmore
Yale *
Columbia *
Harvey Mudd
MIT
Bryn Mawr
Haverford
Grinnell?</p>

<p>What you see bears a lot of resemblance to my old list, the one I threw out after my EA results. In retrospect that was a mistake.</p>

<p>
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3. BYU (if it wasn't mormon)

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nice</p>

<p>My 10...
Claremont McKenna (<em>Rejected)
Cornell
Georgetown
Pomona
Rice (</em>Accepted)
Southern Cal
Stanford
Texas (<em>Accepted)
UC Berkeley
Vanderbilt (</em>Accepted/Attending)</p>

<p>Regardless of academic record, and everything else</p>

<ol>
<li>Oxford</li>
<li>MIT</li>
<li>Caltech</li>
<li>Harvard</li>
<li>Princeton</li>
<li>Yale</li>
<li>Chicago</li>
<li>Columbia</li>
<li>CMU</li>
<li>NYU if free</li>
</ol>

<ol>
<li>Stanford*</li>
<li>MIT
</li>
<li>U. of Rochester
</li>
<li>Johns Hopkins
</li>
<li>Rutgers NB
</li>
<li>UMich</li>
<li>UPitt
</li>
<li>Case Western
</li>
<li>William & Mary (doesn't have engineering)</li>
<li>UNC-Chapel Hill
*</li>
</ol>

<p>***Applied</p>

<ol>
<li>Stanford*</li>
<li>Princeton*</li>
<li>Duke*</li>
<li>Harvard*</li>
<li>UPenn-Wharton*</li>
<li>Dartmouth*</li>
<li>Cambridge</li>
<li>Oxford</li>
<li>Cornell*</li>
<li>Vanderbilt*</li>
</ol>

<p>Runner-Ups: Yale<em>, UVA</em>, Pomona, Berkeley, Brown, Northwestern*</p>

<p>All factors aside, I would love to go to college at one of these places.</p>

<p>Columbia
Stanford*
Penn
Rice*
Harvard
Princeton
Yale
Texas*
USC
UCLA</p>

<p>*Indicates that I've visited or will visit this summer.
OP: Good idea. I like this thread :)</p>

<p>George Washington University<em>~
American University</em>~
Stanford
Pepperdine University*
UC Santa Barbara*
NYU
Columbia
University of Denver*
USC*
University of Chicago</p>

<p>*School's going to to apply
~School's I've visited</p>

<p>cornell
stanford
yale
harvard
duke
brown
vanderbilt
emory
wash u st. louis
amherst</p>

<ol>
<li>Kenyon College</li>
<li>Claremont McKenna College</li>
<li>Wesleyan University</li>
<li>Georgetown University</li>
<li>Princeton University</li>
<li>New York University</li>
<li>University of Southern California</li>
<li>Rice University </li>
<li>Tulane University </li>
<li>Cal Berkley
Honorable Mentions - Northwestern University, Whitman College, Coloardo College </li>
</ol>

<p>Something like that</p>

<ol>
<li> princeton</li>
<li> harvard</li>
<li>dartmouth</li>
<li> washington u st louis</li>
<li> northwestern</li>
<li>williams</li>
<li> duke</li>
<li> middlebury</li>
<li> uc boulder</li>
<li> rice</li>
</ol>

<ol>
<li>Rice*</li>
<li>Princeton*</li>
<li>Texas</li>
<li>Notre Dame</li>
<li>Caltech</li>
<li>Pomona</li>
<li>Penn</li>
<li>UCLA</li>
<li>MIT*</li>
<li>Stanford* </li>
</ol>

<p>(* applied)</p>

<p>Hindsight is 20/20. I probably would have changed my strategy if I knew then what I know now.</p>

<ol>
<li>Stanford</li>
<li>Princeton</li>
<li>Cornell</li>
<li>UCLA/USC</li>
<li>UPenn</li>
<li>Johns Hopkins</li>
<li>Brown</li>
<li>UChicago</li>
<li>Columbia</li>
</ol>

<p>"Hindsight is 20/20. I probably would have changed my strategy if I knew then what I know now."</p>

<p>@schee, how, precisely, would you have changed your strategy?</p>

<ol>
<li>Texas</li>
<li>BYU</li>
<li>Wisconsin</li>
<li>UCLA</li>
<li>UC Berkeley</li>
<li>North Carolina</li>
<li>Virginia</li>
<li>Washington</li>
<li>Duke</li>
<li>Stanford</li>
</ol>

<ol>
<li>Stanford</li>
<li>Texas</li>
<li>Berkeley</li>
<li>Duke</li>
</ol>