Survey: Parents rank Notre Dame among top five "dream colleges"

Author: Julie Hail Flory


If it’s true that “Mom and Dad know best,” the University of Notre Dame is a top choice for college applicants, according to a new survey of prospective students and their parents by the Princeton Review.

Notre Dame ranks fourth in a survey of some 4,900 students and parents who were asked the question, “What ‘dream college’ would you most like to attend (or see your child attend) if acceptance or cost weren’t issues?” Also included in the top five, in order, were Princeton, Stanford, Harvard andDukeUniversities. The institutions most named by students, in order, wereNew YorkUniversity, Harvard,Princeton, Stanford and Yale.

One of the nation’s most selective universities, Notre Dame is the nation’s highest rated Catholic university and among the top 20 overall.

Princeton Review is a New York-based company that sells its services and books to assist college applicants in improving performances on standardized tests and in navigating the admissions process. It is not affiliated withPrincetonUniversity.

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