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  1. #1 Best Colleges in Texas.

    Rice University

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    4 Year,

    HOUSTON, TX,

    1077 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says At first, I was a bit disappointed that I ended up at Rice University. I was aiming for the Ivy Leagues and ended up at a college that I hadn't even heard of before the university application....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $20,335,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

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  3. #4 Best Colleges in Texas.

    Southern Methodist University

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    4 Year,

    DALLAS, TX,

    1507 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says When I arrived freshman year, I did not know ANYONE- I was the only person from my hometown and 1:15 from my entire state! I had a brief transition month where I was trying to find my way but....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 47%,

    Net Price: $40,404,

    SAT Range: 1300-1480,

  4. #6 Best Colleges in Texas.

    Texas Christian University

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    4 Year,

    FORT WORTH, TX,

    1622 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says TCU is a picture-perfect campus! Every day when I attend class I feel like I'm in a movie. The staff is helpful on all grounds and the student body is welcoming. From the time I toured the campus, I...The one critique that I have about the school is that it is expensive which puts pressure on the students, which can at times take focus away from just simply doing well in class. This has affected...Overall I am grateful to be a Horned Frog!.

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 47%,

    Net Price: $37,509,

    SAT Range: 1150-1350,

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  6. #7 Best Colleges in Texas.

    Baylor University

    4 Year,

    WACO, TX,

    4318 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Baylor had so much to offer- from the variety of student activities, clubs, groups, and majors, as well as the beautiful campus where you can hammock or walk around or study. As a theatre design major and BIC student, I got the best of both the cultural education and the critical thinking. I was able to study abroad, participate in a variety of activities and be...Waco is not the most exciting, but it is growing and close to Dallas and Austin for fun weekends. Some of the ‘Baylor bubble” culture is not the best like ‘ring by spring’ pressures and purity culture undertones, but many students are growing and learning and discovering healthier approaches to....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 45%,

    Net Price: $38,372,

    SAT Range: 1200-1380,

  7. #9 Best Colleges in Texas.

    Texas Tech University

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    4 Year,

    LUBBOCK, TX,

    4975 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Texas Tech University is a great school! Being that I am a senior and will be graduating this upcoming december, reflecting back my overall time at thus University has been great! I strongly feel....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 69%,

    Net Price: $16,463,

    SAT Range: 1070-1260,

  8. #11 Best Colleges in Texas.

    University of Houston

    4 Year,

    HOUSTON, TX,

    6273 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I am happy with my choice of attending the University of Houston. I am a current freshman in the Honors College and don't have much insight on how the college "experience" is like because I haven't....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 65%,

    Net Price: $13,212,

    SAT Range: 1140-1310,

  9. #12 Best Colleges in Texas.

    University of Dallas

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    4 Year,

    IRVING, TX,

    499 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says The University of Dallas offers students a phenomenal liberal arts education amidst a vibrant community of intellectually curious students, engaging faculty, and driven administrators.All students receive a thorough grounding in the foundational texts and thinkers of Western civilization through the Core Curriculum before pursuing major-specific courses. The UD Rome Program is one...Indeed, the University of Dallas is a place like no other - while it may be small in size, it is truly one of the premier Catholic universities in America..

    Read 499 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 45%,

    Net Price: $26,761,

    SAT Range: 1130-1360,

  10. #14 Best Colleges in Texas.

    St. Mary's University

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    4 Year,

    SAN ANTONIO, TX,

    1043 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says It was a very welcoming experiencing, the teachers are helpful and there for the students needs. The overall experience and environment of being on campus is one that is second to none. The campus is....

    Read 1043 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 79%,

    Net Price: $19,528,

    SAT Range: 1040-1220,

  11. #16 Best Colleges in Texas.

    University of North Texas

    4 Year,

    DENTON, TX,

    5740 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I started at this school during the pandemic and I feel that they handled everything extremely well ! UNT has been my dream school since I was a little kid and it has exceeded every expectation.....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 74%,

    Net Price: $14,020,

    SAT Range: 1060-1250,

  12. #18 Best Colleges in Texas.

    Lubbock Christian University

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    4 Year,

    LUBBOCK, TX,

    502 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Overall, a very good Christ-centered experience. The cafeteria food is a bit subpar, but that's about the only negative thing I have to say. The professors are all very kind and very involved in....

    Read 502 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 91%,

    Net Price: $23,672,

    SAT Range: 960-1170,

  13. #20 Best Colleges in Texas.

    West Texas A&M University

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    4 Year,

    CANYON, TX,

    1221 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I am currently a sophomore at West Texas A and M University and I am majoring in Equine Industry and Business. I gave the school four stars because the professors are very friendly and willing to....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 69%,

    Net Price: $12,982,

    SAT Range: 940-1140,

  14. #21 Best Colleges in Texas.

    Texas A&M International University

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    4 Year,

    LAREDO, TX,

    1319 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Let me start off by saying that the biggest pro to TAMIU is that it is very affordable when compared to other branches in the A&M system. Laredo, Texas, where TAMIU is located, really gives you a....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 54%,

    Net Price: $3,323,

    SAT Range: 910-1100,

  15. #22 Best Colleges in Texas.

    University of Texas - Arlington

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    4 Year,

    ARLINGTON, TX,

    4215 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Overall great ROI!The University of Texas at Arlington is the largest Texas university by enrollment in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area (DFW Metroplex). UT Arlington has the elite classification of...It has a great reputation and name recognition, and it is only getting better. UTA alumni are in all major cities in the United States and everywhere in Texas in strong numbers, so that may help you with getting hired or business opportunities.It is without a doubt one of the most diverse schools in the country with international students from every continent in the world.Kelsy Warren, an American billionaire and the chairman and chief executive officer of Energy Transfer Partners, graduated from UT Arlington and contributed to the development of a park in downtown....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 83%,

    Net Price: $14,445,

    SAT Range: 1040-1250,

  16. #25 Best Colleges in Texas.

    St. Edward's University

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    4 Year,

    AUSTIN, TX,

    1221 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says St. Ed's is very diverse in terms of race, LGBTQ+ representation, religion, nationality, etc. The professors were a bit less diverse (many old, white). The social justice focus and small classes were....

    Read 1221 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 88%,

    Net Price: $28,214,

    SAT Range: 1060-1240,