Texas Colleges with low acceptance rates

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Texas for 2022

These are the most selective public and private four-year colleges in Texas. The list is ranked by acceptance rate, lowest to highest and limited to schools which reject at least half of all applicants. Leading the list is Rice University which sent acceptance letters to only 11% of the 23,455 students who applied and rejected 89%.

Not all schools on the most selective list are overly academically challenging. Some schools with less rigorous 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.

If you're looking for challenging colleges, explore rankings of Texas colleges with the highest SAT scores, highest ACT scores and highest GPA's.


11 results

Rice University
R
Houston, TX
Rice University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

11% Acceptance Rate

#9 Best Colleges in America

  • 7,643enrollment
  • $19,215net price
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.96Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Dallas Christian College
D
Dallas, TX
Dallas Christian College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

24% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 246enrollment
  • $28,981net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.06Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

32% Acceptance Rate

#11 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,476enrollment
  • $16,892net price
  • 1210-1470SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.8Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 1

Trinity University
T
San Antonio, TX
Trinity University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

34% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 2,677enrollment
  • $31,141net price
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.68Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
B
Jacksonville, TX
 
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

44% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 110enrollment
  • -net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

McMurry University
M
Abilene, TX
McMurry University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

47% Acceptance Rate

#16 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 1,094enrollment
  • $20,963net price
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Texas Wesleyan University
T
Fort Worth, TX
Texas Wesleyan University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

47% Acceptance Rate

#13 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 2,197enrollment
  • $23,479net price
  • 1000-1160SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA

Texas Christian University
T
Fort Worth, TX
Texas Christian University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

48% Acceptance Rate

#4 Best Private Colleges in Texas

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

Applications Due Mar 1

Austin College
A
Sherman, TX
Austin College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

49% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Value Colleges in Texas

  • 1,302enrollment
  • $24,085net price
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Howard Payne University
H
Brownwood, TX
Howard Payne University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

49% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 1,060enrollment
  • $24,515net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Southwestern University
S
Georgetown, TX
Southwestern University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

49% Acceptance Rate

#7 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 1,506enrollment
  • $29,830net price
  • 1110-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15