Texas Private Colleges

List of Private Colleges and Universities in Texas

There are 53 private colleges and universities in Texas enrolling 132,157 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 Texas private colleges.  Texas is home to popular private schools like Baylor University, Rice University, Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University.


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Baylor University
B
Waco, TX

Baylor University

Private 4 Year

14 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 20,626enrollment
  • $40,133net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1350SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.74Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Rice University
R
Houston, TX

Rice University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in America

  • 8,285enrollment
  • $19,215net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1490-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 3.96Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Texas Christian University
T
Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 11,938enrollment
  • $40,220net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1350SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Southern Methodist University
S
Dallas, TX

Southern Methodist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 12,385enrollment
  • $41,444net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1510SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Dallas
D
Irving, TX

University of Dallas

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 2,538enrollment
  • $27,450net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1390SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Abilene Christian University
A
Abilene, TX

Abilene Christian University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 4,912enrollment
  • $28,725net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1270SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Trinity University
T
San Antonio, TX

Trinity University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 2,704enrollment
  • $31,141net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1468SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Dallas Baptist University
D
Dallas, TX

Dallas Baptist University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 4,340enrollment
  • $26,062net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 940-1200SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.46Avg 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

  • 7,508enrollment
  • $23,041net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 920-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

University of St Thomas
S
Houston, TX

University of St Thomas

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 3,877enrollment
  • $19,940net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1220SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

University of Mary Hardin Baylor
M
Belton, TX

University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#23 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 3,732enrollment
  • $27,629net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 970-1160SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

St. Mary's University
S
San Antonio, TX

St. Mary's University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 3,432enrollment
  • $18,827net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Austin College
A
Sherman, TX

Austin College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in Texas

  • 1,228enrollment
  • $24,085net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1340SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 31

Huston Tillotson University
H
HBCU
Austin, TX

Huston Tillotson University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 1,001enrollment
  • $14,375net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 820-1000SAT range
  • 14-20ACT range
  • 2.92Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Southwestern University
S
Georgetown, TX

Southwestern University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 1,504enrollment
  • $29,830net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1330SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Paul Quinn College
P
HBCU
Dallas, TX

Paul Quinn College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 384enrollment
  • $14,237net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 855-1015SAT range
  • 14-17ACT range
  • 2.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Saint Edward's University
S
Austin, TX

Saint Edward's University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 3,577enrollment
  • $30,072net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.53Estimated Avg GPA

Concordia University Texas
C
Austin, TX

Concordia University Texas

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#25 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 2,137enrollment
  • $26,362net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 885-1150SAT range
  • 15-25ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA