The Best Southwestern Small Colleges

The Best Small Colleges in the Southwest for 2022

These are the top ranked small, public and private, four-year colleges in the Southwest as ranked by CollegeSimply. These schools all have undergraduate enrollment under 3,000. Small colleges allow students a more intimate and personalized experience where it's more likely you will get to know your professors. Leading the list for 2022 is Trinity University. Learn how the Best Small Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


18 results

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

Oklahoma City University
O
Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma City University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Oklahoma

  • 2,617enrollment
  • $25,072net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1263SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.77Avg GPA

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

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
N
Socorro, NM
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Value in New Mexico

  • 1,686enrollment
  • $14,834net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1370SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA

Applications Due May 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

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

Oklahoma Christian University
O
Edmond, OK
Oklahoma Christian University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Oklahoma

  • 2,055enrollment
  • $20,761net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1250SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Oklahoma Baptist University
O
Shawnee, OK
Oklahoma Baptist University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Oklahoma

  • 1,763enrollment
  • $24,277net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.72Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Mar 15

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

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

Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio
O
San Antonio, TX
Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#21 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 2,771enrollment
  • $18,671net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 890-1060SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Northwestern Oklahoma State University
N
Alva, OK
 
Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Oklahoma

  • 1,833enrollment
  • $10,747net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 830-1090SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 10

Schreiner University
S
Kerrville, TX
Schreiner University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#22 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 1,244enrollment
  • $25,771net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 920-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Concordia University Texas
C
Austin, TX
Concordia University Texas

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#23 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 2,257enrollment
  • $26,362net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 980-1180SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 12

Southwestern Assemblies of God University
S
Waxahachie, TX
Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#24 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 1,985enrollment
  • $23,931net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 900-1120SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.19Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1