Top Universities in Texas

For those interested in studying in Texas, we have a very useful list. We selected the best Texas institutions for prospective students. Please know that rankings are based on academic research, alumni reviews, graduation rates, as well as assessment from peer colleges. On the page, you will find major admissions stats such as acceptance rate, tuition fees, average SAT scores for each ranked college or university.

Rankings Schools
1 Rice University (Houston, TX)
Tuition: $37,292
Total enrollment: 6,224
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 18.8%
Average freshman retention rate: 97%
6-year graduation rate: 92%
Classes with under 20 students: 69.6%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1330-1530
2 University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
Tuition: in-state: $9,792, out-of-state: $33,060
Total enrollment: 51,112
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 46.6%
Average freshman retention rate: 92%
6-year graduation rate: 81%
Classes with under 20 students: 33.4%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1120-1380
3 Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Tuition: $41,750
Total enrollment: 10,982
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 54.6%
Average freshman retention rate: 89%
6-year graduation rate: 75%
Classes with under 20 students: 58.8%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1180-1370
4 Texas A&M University–College Station (College Station, TX)
Tuition: in-state: $8,505, out-of-state: $25,035
Total enrollment: 49,861
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 63.5%
Average freshman retention rate: 92%
6-year graduation rate: 80%
Classes with under 20 students: 19.0%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1100-1300
5 Baylor University (Waco, TX)
Tuition: $33,916
Total enrollment: 15,029
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 39.7%
Average freshman retention rate: 84%
6-year graduation rate: 72%
Classes with under 20 students: 47.8%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 24-29
6 Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
Tuition: $34,590
Total enrollment: 9,518
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 37.7%
Average freshman retention rate: 86%
6-year graduation rate: 74%
Classes with under 20 students: 41.7%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 24-29
7 University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 18,864
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 53.4%
Average freshman retention rate: 84%
6-year graduation rate: 61%
Classes with under 20 students: 21.9%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1140-1360
8 Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 32,327
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 66.3%
Average freshman retention rate: 81%
6-year graduation rate: 61%
Classes with under 20 students: 24.2%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1010-1200
9 University of Houston (Houston, TX)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 39,820
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 63.6%
Average freshman retention rate: 80%
6-year graduation rate: 46%
Classes with under 20 students: 28.7%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1000-1220
10 Lamar University (Beaumont, TX)
Tuition: in-state: $8,544, out-of-state: $20,574
Total enrollment: 14,021
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 66.8%
Average freshman retention rate: 65%
6-year graduation rate: 30%
Classes with under 20 students: 32.4%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 840-1060
11 Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio (San Antonio, TX)
Tuition: $23,588
Total enrollment: 2,614
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 55.3%
Average freshman retention rate: 58%
6-year graduation rate: 33%
Classes with under 20 students: 64.7%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 820-1020
12 Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)
Tuition: in-state: $8,120, out-of-state: $18,650
Total enrollment: 17,527
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 72.6%
Average freshman retention rate: 73%
6-year graduation rate: 50%
Classes with under 20 students: 22.8%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 900-1100
13 Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce, TX)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 10,726
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 59.5%
Average freshman retention rate: 66%
6-year graduation rate: 36%
Classes with under 20 students: N/A
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 860-1080
14 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi, TX)
Tuition: in-state: $7,668, out-of-state: $18,198
Total enrollment: 10,162
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 85.1%
Average freshman retention rate: 61%
6-year graduation rate: 40%
Classes with under 20 students: 22.1%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 860-1060
15 Texas A&M University-Kingsville (Kingsville, TX)
Tuition: in-state: $6,940, out-of-state: $17,470
Total enrollment: 6,731
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 97.9%
Average freshman retention rate: 59%
6-year graduation rate: 33%
Classes with under 20 students: 34.3%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 16-21
16 Texas Southern University (Houston, TX)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 9,730
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 26.2%
Average freshman retention rate: 62%
6-year graduation rate: 12%
Classes with under 20 students: 35.2%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 750-920
17 Texas Woman’s University (Denton, TX)
Tuition: in-state: $7,050, out-of-state: $17,580
Total enrollment: 14,718
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 88.4%
Average freshman retention rate: 72%
6-year graduation rate: 42%
Classes with under 20 students: 29.7%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 720-1010
18 University of North Texas (Denton, TX)
Tuition: in-state: $9,078, out-of-state: $19,608
Total enrollment: 35,754
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 64.0%
Average freshman retention rate: 77%
6-year graduation rate: 49%
Classes with under 20 students: 30.6%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 970-1210
19 University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 33,439
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 69.0%
Average freshman retention rate: 68%
6-year graduation rate: 42%
Classes with under 20 students: 23.0%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 960-1190
20 University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso, TX)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 22,640
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 99.8%
Average freshman retention rate: 72%
6-year graduation rate: 37%
Classes with under 20 students: 30.3%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 810-1020
21 University of Texas at San Antonio (San Antonio, TX)
Tuition: in-state: $8,419, out-of-state: $18,949
Total enrollment: 30,968
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 78.2%
Average freshman retention rate: 59%
6-year graduation rate: 27%
Classes with under 20 students: 23.5%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 930-1140

 

Top Universities in Texas

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