Top Rated Texas Private Colleges

The Best Private Colleges in Texas for 2022

These are the top ranked private four-year colleges in Texas. Leading the rankings for 2022 as the highest ranked private college in Texas is Rice University. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


24 results

Rice University
R
Houston, TX
Rice University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in America

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

Applications Due Jan 1

Southern Methodist University
S
Dallas, TX
Southern Methodist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 12,373enrollment
  • $41,444net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1450SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA

Trinity University
T
San Antonio, TX
Trinity University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Texas

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

Applications Due Feb 1

Texas Christian University
T
Fort Worth, TX
Texas Christian University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 11,379enrollment
  • $40,220net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 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

#3 Best Value Colleges in Texas

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

Applications Due Mar 1

University of Dallas
D
Irving, TX
University of Dallas

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 2,489enrollment
  • $27,450net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1350SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.9Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Southwestern University
S
Georgetown, TX
Southwestern University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 1,506enrollment
  • $29,830net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Abilene Christian University
A
Abilene, TX
Abilene Christian University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 5,291enrollment
  • $28,725net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1220SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

LeTourneau University
L
Longview, TX
LeTourneau University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 3,122enrollment
  • $25,661net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1330SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA

Dallas Baptist University
D
Dallas, TX
Dallas Baptist University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 4,247enrollment
  • $26,062net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 980-1200SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA

St. Mary's University
S
San Antonio, TX
St. Mary's University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Texas

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

Wayland Baptist University
W
Plainview, TX
Wayland Baptist University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 4,062enrollment
  • $25,220net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 900-1090SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Texas Wesleyan University
T
Fort Worth, TX
Texas Wesleyan University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 2,197enrollment
  • $23,479net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1160SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA

Texas Lutheran University
T
Seguin, TX
Texas Lutheran University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 1,499enrollment
  • $19,128net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.77Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Houston Baptist University
H
Houston, TX
Houston Baptist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 3,963enrollment
  • $18,782net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1180SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

McMurry University
M
Abilene, TX
McMurry University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 1,094enrollment
  • $20,963net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Hardin Simmons University
H
Abilene, TX
Hardin Simmons University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 2,128enrollment
  • $21,567net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 960-1150SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Lubbock Christian University
L
Lubbock, TX
Lubbock Christian University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#18 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 1,664enrollment
  • $24,745net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 970-1163SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1