The Best Texas Colleges

List of Colleges and Universities in Texas

There are 170 colleges and universities in Texas enrolling 808,534 full time students in the state's institutions of higher education. Explore the list of top colleges in Texas below to get your college search started. The CollegeSimply rankings and listings are objective and data focused to help you find the good colleges. Whether you're searching for a public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Texas offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

For a more local search, filter by zip code or find colleges around Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin or El Paso.

The best college in Texas is Rice University and the top public state college is The University of Texas at Austin.

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    • SAT Range 1450/1560
    • ACT Range 33/35
    • Average HS GPA 3.96*
    • Students: 7,124
    • Tuition:$47,350
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 11%
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    Rice University

    • SAT Range 1230/1480
    • ACT Range 27/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.8*
    • Students: 51,832
    • Tuition:$10,610
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
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    The University of Texas at Austin

    • SAT Range 1260/1430
    • ACT Range 27/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 2,637
    • Tuition:$42,976
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 34%
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    Trinity University

    • SAT Range 1280/1460
    • ACT Range 29/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.7
    • Students: 11,649
    • Tuition:$54,492
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 51%
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    Southern Methodist University

    • SAT Range 1190/1370
    • ACT Range 26/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.74*
    • Students: 17,217
    • Tuition:$45,542
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
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    Baylor University

    • SAT Range 1150/1340
    • ACT Range 26/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.68*
    • Students: 10,918
    • Tuition:$46,950
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
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    Texas Christian University

    • SAT Range 1120/1340
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.82
    • Students: 2,542
    • Tuition:$40,652
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
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    University of Dallas

    • SAT Range 1130/1330
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.6*
    • Students: 1,434
    • Tuition:$42,000
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 45%
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    Southwestern University

    • SAT Range 1170/1380
    • ACT Range 25/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.68*
    • Students: 68,679
    • Tuition:$11,870
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
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    Texas A & M University College Station

    • SAT Range 1130/1330
    • ACT Range 22/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.56
    • Students: 1,299
    • Tuition:$39,960
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 55%
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    Austin College

    • SAT Range 1220/1440
    • ACT Range 25/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.9
    • Students: 28,755
    • Tuition:$13,034
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 69%
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    The University of Texas at Dallas

    • SAT Range 1090/1320
    • ACT Range 21/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.62
    • Students: 3,175
    • Tuition:$30,210
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 46%
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    LeTourneau University

    • SAT Range 1040/1230
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.58
    • Students: 5,204
    • Tuition:$34,850
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 57%
    • SAT Range 1130/1310
    • ACT Range 22/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.54*
    • Students: 46,324
    • Tuition:$8,913
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 62%
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    University of Houston

    • SAT Range 1010/1180
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.38*
    • Students: 38,644
    • Tuition:$10,280
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 46%
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    Texas State University

    • SAT Range 1070/1240
    • ACT Range 22/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.49*
    • Students: 38,209
    • Tuition:$9,080
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 71%
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    Texas Tech University

    • SAT Range 1080/1270
    • ACT Range 22/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.53*
    • Students: 4,301
    • Tuition:$45,428
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 86%
    • SAT Range 1050/1250
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.4
    • Students: 3,648
    • Tuition:$30,650
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 75%
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    St. Mary's University

    • SAT Range 1060/1260
    • ACT Range 21/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.46*
    • Students: 38,241
    • Tuition:$10,852
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 71%
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    University of North Texas

    • SAT Range 1100/1270
    • ACT Range 22/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.44*
    • Students: 2,034
    • Tuition:$6,389
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 55%
    • SAT Range 990/1160
    • ACT Range 19/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.7
    • Students: 1,443
    • Tuition:$29,960
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 54%
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    Texas Lutheran University

    • SAT Range 1080/1280
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.4
    • Students: 10,206
    • Tuition:$8,292
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 78%
    • SAT Range 1090/1270
    • ACT Range 20/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 4,766
    • Tuition:$28,870
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 88%
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    Dallas Baptist University

    • SAT Range 1030/1200
    • ACT Range 20/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.36*
    • Students: 3,432
    • Tuition:$32,530
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 70%
    • SAT Range 810/1160
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.18*
    • Students: 213
    • Tuition:$18,734
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 29%