Top Rated Southwest Private Colleges

The Best Private Colleges in the Southwest for 2021

These are the top ranked private four-year colleges in the Southwest. Leading the rankings for 2021 as the highest ranked private college in the Southwest is Rice University. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


35 results

Rice University
R
Houston, TX
Rice University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in America

  • 7,124enrollment
  • $20,335net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.96*Avg GPA
Southern Methodist University
S
Dallas, TX
Southern Methodist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 11,649enrollment
  • $40,404net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1480SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Trinity University
T
San Antonio, TX
Trinity University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 2,637enrollment
  • $30,505net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1450SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Texas Christian University
T
Fort Worth, TX
Texas Christian University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Texas

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

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Value in Oklahoma

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

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 17,217enrollment
  • $38,372net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1380SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.74*Avg GPA
University of Dallas
D
Irving, TX
University of Dallas

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 2,542enrollment
  • $26,761net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1360SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Oklahoma City University
O
Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma City University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Oklahoma

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

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 1,434enrollment
  • $27,757net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1320SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.6*Avg GPA
Austin College
A
Sherman, TX
Austin College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 1,299enrollment
  • $23,824net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
LeTourneau University
L
Longview, TX
LeTourneau University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 3,175enrollment
  • $24,609net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1310SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
University of St Thomas
S
Houston, TX
University of St Thomas

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 3,223enrollment
  • $19,544net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1058-1243SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Saint Edward's University
S
Austin, TX
Saint Edward's University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 4,301enrollment
  • $28,214net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1245SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.53*Avg GPA
Dallas Baptist University
D
Dallas, TX
Dallas Baptist University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 4,766enrollment
  • $27,259net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1250SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Abilene Christian University
A
Abilene, TX
Abilene Christian University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 5,204enrollment
  • $27,883net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1015-1230SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA
St. Mary's University
S
San Antonio, TX
St. Mary's University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 3,648enrollment
  • $19,528net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1220SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Oklahoma Wesleyan University
O
Bartlesville, OK
 
Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Oklahoma

  • 1,096enrollment
  • $24,501net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 930-1140SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Houston Baptist University
H
Houston, TX
Houston Baptist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 3,432enrollment
  • $20,436net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1180SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.36*Avg GPA