Top Fundraising Colleges and Universities,
in Total Amount Raised, 2012

The Council for Aid and Education conducted the Voluntary Support of Education survey, collecting information on colleges and Universities who raised the most money in 2012. About 3,500 U.S. universities and colleges raised $31 billion in 2012.

Rank College or University Amount Raised
1. Stanford University (Stanford, Calif.) 1.035 billion
2. Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.) 650 million
3. Yale University (New Haven, Conn.) 544 million
4. University of Southern California (Los Angeles, Calif.) 492 million
5. Columbia University (New York, N.Y.) 490 million
6. Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Md.) 480 million
7. University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pa.) 441 million
8. University of California-Berkeley (Berkeley, Calif.) 405 million
9. New York University (New York, N.Y.) 396 million
10. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Mass.) 379 million
Source: Council for Aid to Education, a subsidiary of RAND. Web:

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