There are close to 4000 colleges and universities in the United States. That said, it's pretty impressive that one Michigan university made the country's Top 10 list of Dream Colleges.

According to a survey done by the Princeton Review, Ann Arbor's University of Michigan is considered one of the top "dream colleges" among students ready to make their decisions on high education. For that die-hard "Go Blue" fan, this really comes as no surprise.

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Princeton Review surveyed 8800 high school students that were in process of applying for college throughout 50 states. They also took time to interview 3400 parents of college applicants as well to get their thoughts. Results showed U of M coming in the No. 9 spot for students and No. 8 for parents as their ultimate dream school.

The findings were part of the Princeton Review's  21st annual College Hopes & Worries Survey. For the record, the education services company is not affiliated with Princeton University.

"As we report findings of our 2023 survey, we thank the more than 216,000 college applicants and parents who have participated in this project since 2003," said Rob Franek, Editor-in-Chief of The Princeton Review and director of the survey since its inception. "Their feedback about their applications and their perspectives on trending topics in education have provided unique insights into the college hopes and worries of millions of others like them. Our hope is that all students bound for college can access resources to identify the school best for them, get accepted to it, get funding for it, and graduate to rewarding and successful careers."

So what is the most "dreamt" about university in America? That honor goes not to an Ivy League school, but to none other than the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT is truly a dream to some with just 4% of applicants seeing that dream become a reality by being accepted.

Take a look at the impressive company U of M is in being named of the top dream schools in the country.

The Top 10 Dream Schools:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  2. Stanford University (CA)
  3. Harvard College (MA)
  4. New York University
  5. University of California—Los Angeles
  6. Princeton University (NJ)
  7. University of Pennsylvania
  8. Columbia University (NY)
  9. University of Michigan
  10. University of Texas—Austin

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