Top Universities

By on 09/06/2014

students-on-the-oval Top Universities for the super rich, yes it is possible. Where does the tiny 1 percent of rich kids enroll for university? This is a small minority of students who can afford the finest education first because they have prepared all their lives and secondly they have the financial means. It’s amazing how some universities in particular seem to attract the richest kids in the world. Like others, these kids too live a crazy college life, but there is a difference. The rich guy in your class might just be sitting on a huge heirloom with a BMW parked outside the class or a recent vacation in some exotic island.

Rich parents from all over the world are trying to send their kids to the most elite universities possible. Education in most cultures is highly valued and desired. In fact, in China there is an increasing trend for rich kids to go overseas to get an exclusive education. Uptown Times compiles 6 universities in the world that stand out from the rest and attract rich kids from all over the world.

Harvard University

Harvard University

The Ivy League college based in Boston, Massachusetts has been known as one of the world’s best universities. What is amazing is that 45 percent of its undergraduate students are from families earning over $200,000 every year. Some students claim that the status divide is bigger than the gender divide at the university and one need to spend lots of dollars to fully contribute socially. On the contrary, Harvard is the must-go university if you want to make it big one day. Statistics show that of all its graduates, 3000 are worth more than $200 million, many of which had a kick start from their rich parents.

Columbia University

Columbia University

Columbia University is known specifically among university students as being filled with rich, clever and ambitious students. With the admission rate being low around 11 percent, nearly all students have scored 2050 or more on their SATs. Along with excellent grades you also require about $64,000 or more per academic year to only pay the tuition fees. Some famous celebs from the university are Casey Affleck, Jake Gyllenhaal and Alicia Keys as well as the child of Al Gore, John McCain and Neil Bush.

Yale University

Yale University

Yale University in New Haven is a common choice for the wealthy. Barbara Bush followed the steps of her father George W., while Vanessa Kerry also joined the Yale alumni just like her father John Kerry. Among the university undergraduates, 69 percent hail from wealthy families with annual incomes of $120,000 or more.

Oxford University

Oxford University

Oxford University in England is one that is consistently educating the regions millionaires. The longest running university in the English-speaking region and some of its alumni include the greatest businessmen, academia, scientists, politicians and more. In late 2013, an Arab man hired a private tutor to help him earn his place at Oxford University by offering him a salary of over $200,000.

University of London

University of London

With a student populace of about 120,000 students, the University of London is gigantic. The famous institution is a group of many universities in London and includes the highly-competitive London School of Economics and Political Science that has trained many billionaires. About 7.5 percent of UK-based millionaires attend the university and about 45 percent of LSE students are foreign students who tend to be rich.

American University in Dubai

American University in Dubai

Dubai is the country of considerable wealth and so it goes without saying that some of the local universities are filled with rich kids. The American University in Dubai is one such university and is known to have a parking lot filled with flashy luxury cars. On the walk from the parking lot to the university building, you are sure to have your eyes rolling at the sight of an Aston Martin, Ferrari, Range Rover, Porsche and more. It gets amusing when you know these cars are owned by undergraduate students in their early 20s.

Interested in applying to one of these universities? Ensure you have the grades as well as the fund to get you going. Which of these universities would you want to go to? Tell us in the comments below.

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