Best Texas Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Texas for 2020

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. Ranking methodology is outlined on the data discussion 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, The University of Texas at Austin, Trinity University and Baylor 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 found

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
  • $24,131net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.96*Avg GPA
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The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $14,356net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
Trinity University
T
San Antonio, TX
Trinity University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 2,637enrollment
  • $28,540net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1430SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Baylor University
B
Waco, TX
Baylor University

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 17,217enrollment
  • $37,745net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1370SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.74*Avg GPA
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Southern Methodist University
S
Dallas, TX
Southern Methodist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 11,649enrollment
  • $36,458net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1460SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Texas Christian University
T
Fort Worth, TX
Texas Christian University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 10,918enrollment
  • $35,363net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1340SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.68*Avg GPA
University of Dallas
D
Irving, TX
University of Dallas

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 2,542enrollment
  • $26,657net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1340SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
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Southwestern University
S
Georgetown, TX
Southwestern University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 1,434enrollment
  • $27,008net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.6*Avg GPA
Austin College
A
Sherman, TX
Austin College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 1,299enrollment
  • $21,893net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Texas A & M University College Station
T
College Station, TX
Texas A & M University College Station

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 68,679enrollment
  • $19,554net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1380SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.68*Avg GPA
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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
  • $10,036net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1440SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
LeTourneau University
L
Longview, TX
LeTourneau University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 3,175enrollment
  • $22,608net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1320SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
Abilene Christian University
A
Abilene, TX
Abilene Christian University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 5,204enrollment
  • $27,175net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1230SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA
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Texas State University
T
San Marcos, TX
Texas State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 38,644enrollment
  • $13,579net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1180SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.38*Avg GPA
University of Houston
H
Houston, TX
University of Houston

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 46,324enrollment
  • $15,664net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1310SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.54*Avg GPA
Texas Tech University
T
Lubbock, TX
Texas Tech University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 38,209enrollment
  • $15,820net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.49*Avg GPA
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St. Mary's University
S
San Antonio, TX
St. Mary's University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 3,648enrollment
  • $17,806net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1250SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Saint Edward's University
S
Austin, TX
Saint Edward's University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 4,301enrollment
  • $25,669net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1270SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.53*Avg GPA