The Best Value Southwestern Colleges

Best Value Colleges in Southwest for 2021

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 2021 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 2021 as the overall best value college in the Southwest is Rice University. The highest value public state college is Arizona State University. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


76 results

Rice University
R
Houston, TX
Rice University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#1 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 7,124enrollment
  • $20,335net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.96*Avg GPA
University of Tulsa
T
Tulsa, OK
University of Tulsa

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 4,365enrollment
  • $23,940net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1360SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.8Avg 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

  • 28,755enrollment
  • $10,455net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1460SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Trinity University
T
San Antonio, TX
Trinity University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 2,637enrollment
  • $30,505net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1450SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Austin College
A
Sherman, TX
Austin College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Value in the Southwest

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

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $15,502net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
The University of Texas at Tyler
T
Tyler, TX
 
The University of Texas at Tyler

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 10,206enrollment
  • $7,389net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Arizona State University
A
Tempe, AZ
Arizona State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#8 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 51,585enrollment
  • $14,081net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1360SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
University of Dallas
D
Irving, TX
University of Dallas

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#9 Best Value in the Southwest

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

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 3,223enrollment
  • $19,544net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1058-1243SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Texas A & M University College Station
T
College Station, TX
Texas A & M University College Station

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#11 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 68,679enrollment
  • $19,237net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1390SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.68*Avg GPA
University of Arizona
A
Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 44,097enrollment
  • $16,580net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1360SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Oklahoma State University Main Campus
O
Stillwater, OK
Oklahoma State University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 24,690enrollment
  • $15,325net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
N
Socorro, NM
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 1,895enrollment
  • $14,908net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1380SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
Oklahoma City University
O
Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma City University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 2,773enrollment
  • $24,264net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1300SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Southern Methodist University
S
Dallas, TX
Southern Methodist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 11,649enrollment
  • $40,404net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1480SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Southwestern University
S
Georgetown, TX
Southwestern University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 1,434enrollment
  • $27,757net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1320SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.6*Avg GPA
Texas Christian University
T
Fort Worth, TX
Texas Christian University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#18 Best Value in the Southwest

  • 10,918enrollment
  • $37,509net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1350SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.68*Avg GPA