Stanford Replaces Harvard as the Preferred Dreamed University

IBL News | New York

Stanford University is the first dreamed college for applicants and parents, according to The Princeton Review’s 20th Annual College Hopes & Worries Survey, released yesterday. Last year, it was Harvard University.

As over 10 million applications are being submitted, now through April, for the fall 2022 admissions, The Princeton Review disclosed the list of the ten schools named “dream” colleges after polling 14,148 people from January 26 to March 4.

By the highest number of surveyed students, they were:

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

By the highest number of surveyed parents, they were:

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

The 2022 survey also found that college is widely considered worth it, with 99% of respondents’ support.

Now, the level of debt to pay for college is their biggest worry. Meanwhile, the biggest hope, from 80% of responders was financial aid, deeming it as extremely or very necessary.

Another finding is that the biggest benefit of a college degree is the prospect of a better job.