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Posted: 03/28/12 08:34 AM ET  |  Updated: 03/28/12 08:34 AM ET

The Top 10 Dream Colleges For 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.

Take a look at the top 10 colleges students picked. Are these the schools you dream of attending? Let us know in the comments section.

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  • 10. University of Southern California

    Photo Credit: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Doheny.jpg" target="_hplink">Padsquad</a>

  • 9. Brown University

    Photo Credit: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Brown_university_robinson_hall_2009a.JPG" target="_hplink">chensiyuan</a>

  • 8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Photo Credit: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MIT_Building_10_and_the_Great_Dome,_Cambridge_MA.jpg" target="_hplink">John Phelan</a>

  • 7. Yale University

    Photo Credit: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Yale_law_school.JPG" target="_hplink">Pradipta Mitra</a>

  • 6. University of California-Los Angeles

    Photo Credit: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Janss_Steps,_Royce_Hall_in_background,_UCLA.jpg" target="_hplink">Amerique</a>

  • 5. Princeton University

    Photo Credit: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Princeton_University_Chapel_2003.jpg" target="_hplink">Cocoloco</a>

  • 4. New York University

    Photo Credit: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NYU-Gallatin_School.jpg" target="_hplink">Padraic Ryan</a>

  • 3. Columbia University

    Photo Credit: Billy Hathorn

  • 2. Stanford University

    Photo Credit: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stanford_University_Walkway_Panorama.jpg" target="_hplink">Jawed Karim</a>

  • 1. Harvard College

    Photo Credit: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Harvard_yard_winter_2009j.JPG" target="_hplink">chensiyuan</a>

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