Texas Colleges that are Hardest to Get Into

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Texas for 2020

These are the most selective colleges in Texas. We've ranked the schools which reject over fifty percent of applicants. Leading the list is Rice University which sent acceptance letters to only 11% of the 20,923 students who applied and rejected 89%. Interestingly, not all schools on our "most selective" lists are overly academically challenging. Schools with less rigorous standardized test and high school GPA requirements may receive a large numbers of qualified applicants and the school does not have space to admit them all.

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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 810/1160
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.18*
    • Students: 213
    • Tuition:$18,734
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 29%
    • SAT Range 960/1140
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.21*
    • Students: 12,411
    • Tuition:$8,748
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 34%
    • 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 930/1100
    • ACT Range 20/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.31
    • Students: 2,236
    • Tuition:$30,300
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 36%
    • 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 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%
    • 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 950/1150
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.52
    • Students: 1,132
    • Tuition:$27,419
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • 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