Best Texas Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Texas for 2021

There are 170 colleges and universities in Texas enrolling 1,572,375 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Texas below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Texas offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 Texas is home to nationally ranked institutions like Rice University, Southern Methodist University, Trinity University and Texas Christian University. The highest ranked college in Texas is Rice University and the top rated public state college is The University of Texas at Austin.

Local college options can be explored in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin or other cities.


170 results

List of the Best Texas Colleges

Rice University
R
Houston, TX
Rice University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Texas

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

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 10,918enrollment
  • $37,509net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1350SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.68*Avg GPA
The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $15,502net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
Texas A & M University College Station
T
College Station, TX
Texas A & M University College Station

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 68,679enrollment
  • $19,237net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1390SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.68*Avg GPA
Baylor University
B
Waco, TX
Baylor University

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Texas

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

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Texas

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

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Texas

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

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 1,299enrollment
  • $23,824net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
The University of Texas at Dallas
T
Richardson, TX
The University of Texas at Dallas

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 28,755enrollment
  • $10,455net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1460SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
LeTourneau University
L
Longview, TX
LeTourneau University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 3,175enrollment
  • $24,609net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1310SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
University of St Thomas
S
Houston, TX
University of St Thomas

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 3,223enrollment
  • $19,544net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1058-1243SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Saint Edward's University
S
Austin, TX
Saint Edward's University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Texas

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

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 4,766enrollment
  • $27,259net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1250SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Abilene Christian University
A
Abilene, TX
Abilene Christian University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Texas

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

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 38,209enrollment
  • $16,463net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1260SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.49*Avg GPA
University of Houston
H
Houston, TX
University of Houston

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 46,324enrollment
  • $13,212net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1310SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.54*Avg GPA