The Best Value Southwestern Colleges

Best Value Colleges in Southwest for 2022

Explore the colleges that provide the best value for your money in the Southwest based on academic quality, outcomes, net price and financial aid. The rankings are calculated using ratings from the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking but additionally factors in the typical price paid by students to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2022 as the overall best value college in the Southwest is Rice University. The highest value public state college is University of Arizona. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


70 results

Rice University
R
Houston, TX
Rice University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#1 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 7,643enrollment
  • $19,215net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.96Estimated Avg GPA
University of Tulsa
T
Tulsa, OK
University of Tulsa

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 3,960enrollment
  • $25,333net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1330SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 4.0Avg Weighted GPA
The University of Texas at Dallas
T
Richardson, TX
The University of Texas at Dallas

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 28,669enrollment
  • $11,185net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1450SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.78Estimated Avg GPA
Austin College
A
Sherman, TX
Austin College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 1,302enrollment
  • $24,085net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
Trinity University
T
San Antonio, TX
Trinity University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 2,677enrollment
  • $31,141net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.68Avg Weighted GPA
University of Arizona
A
Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 45,601enrollment
  • $15,620net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1350SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
Oklahoma State University Main Campus
O
Stillwater, OK
Oklahoma State University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 24,535enrollment
  • $14,763net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1250SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#8 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 50,476enrollment
  • $16,892net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1470SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.8Estimated Avg GPA
University of Dallas
D
Irving, TX
University of Dallas

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#9 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 2,489enrollment
  • $27,450net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1350SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.9Avg Weighted GPA
Texas A & M University College Station
T
College Station, TX
Texas A & M University College Station

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#10 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 70,418enrollment
  • $19,906net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1380SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA
Arizona State University
A
Tempe, AZ
Arizona State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#11 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 74,795enrollment
  • $14,653net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
N
Socorro, NM
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 1,686enrollment
  • $14,834net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1370SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA
Oklahoma City University
O
Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma City University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 2,617enrollment
  • $25,072net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1263SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.77Avg GPA
Southern Methodist University
S
Dallas, TX
Southern Methodist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 12,373enrollment
  • $41,444net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1450SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
O
Norman, OK
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#15 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 27,772enrollment
  • $21,836net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA
St. Mary's University
S
San Antonio, TX
St. Mary's University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 3,458enrollment
  • $18,827net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.6Avg Weighted GPA
Southwestern University
S
Georgetown, TX
Southwestern University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#17 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 1,506enrollment
  • $29,830net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Texas Christian University
T
Fort Worth, TX
Texas Christian University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#18 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 11,379enrollment
  • $40,220net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1320SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA