Southwestern Private Colleges

List of Private Colleges and Universities in the Southwest

There are 73 private colleges and universities in the Southwest enrolling 159,555 students. Explore the list below to find the private college match for you. Private colleges are usually smaller in size, more expensive than public schools and often academically rigorous. If you feel you may have difficulty fitting into the large class sizes which are common on many public campuses, take a look at Southwest private colleges. The  Southwest is home to popular private schools like Baylor University, Rice University, Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University.


73 results

Baylor University
B
Waco, TX
Baylor University

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 17,217enrollment
  • $38,372net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1380SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.74*Avg GPA
Rice University
R
Houston, TX
Rice University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in America

  • 7,124enrollment
  • $20,335net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.96*Avg GPA
Texas Christian University
T
Fort Worth, TX
Texas Christian University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 10,918enrollment
  • $37,509net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1350SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.68*Avg GPA
Southern Methodist University
S
Dallas, TX
Southern Methodist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 11,649enrollment
  • $40,404net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1480SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
University of Dallas
D
Irving, TX
University of Dallas

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 2,542enrollment
  • $26,761net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1360SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Abilene Christian University
A
Abilene, TX
Abilene Christian University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 5,204enrollment
  • $27,883net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1015-1230SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA
Trinity University
T
San Antonio, TX
Trinity University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 2,637enrollment
  • $30,505net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1450SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
University of Tulsa
T
Tulsa, OK
University of Tulsa

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Value in Oklahoma

  • 4,365enrollment
  • $23,940net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1360SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Dallas Baptist University
D
Dallas, TX
Dallas Baptist University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 4,766enrollment
  • $27,259net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1250SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
University of the Incarnate Word
t
San Antonio, TX
University of the Incarnate Word

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#22 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 8,263enrollment
  • $24,481net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA
University of St Thomas
S
Houston, TX
University of St Thomas

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 3,223enrollment
  • $19,544net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1058-1243SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
University of Mary Hardin Baylor
M
Belton, TX
University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#23 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 3,888enrollment
  • $27,237net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1190SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
St. Mary's University
S
San Antonio, TX
St. Mary's University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 3,648enrollment
  • $19,528net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1220SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Austin College
A
Sherman, TX
Austin College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 1,299enrollment
  • $23,824net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Huston Tillotson University
H
Austin, TX
Huston Tillotson University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 1,119enrollment
  • $16,044net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 800-980SAT range
  • 14-18ACT range
  • 2.8Avg GPA
Southwestern University
S
Georgetown, TX
Southwestern University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 1,434enrollment
  • $27,757net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1320SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.6*Avg GPA
Paul Quinn College
P
Dallas, TX
Paul Quinn College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 550enrollment
  • $13,951net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 800-910SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 2.79Avg GPA
Saint Edward's University
S
Austin, TX
Saint Edward's University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 4,301enrollment
  • $28,214net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1245SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.53*Avg GPA