Harvard bumps NYU as students' dream school

April 1, 2008

According to the Princeton Review's latest survey of visitors to its web portal, Harvard is the school of student dreams while Princeton is the dream of parents.  For the last 3 years, New York University has been the students' first choice.  Harvard's rise to the top may be due to the amount of media attention its financial aid programs have been receiving.  9% of students reported that they would make their school decision based on academics.  50% are looking for "the best overall fit," and 33% plan to pick a school for career potential.  Almost 66% of students said they were influenced by a school's position towards the environment.  The Chronicle of Higher Education