Within 260,000 square mile area of Texas, there are Bachelor and Master degree programs in every field of life are offered by public and private colleges of Texas within the state. The story does not end here; each famous college has many campuses in different locations in the entire state to facilitate the students for getting an education within their easily approaching area.
However, there remains confusion in the minds of Texas residents as well as residents of other US States that which are the best Texas colleges in terms of acceptance rate, graduation rate, SAT & ACT Percentile, enrollment of students per year, government help, tuition and fees.
Using the internet, you can see a long list of colleges offering various degree programs in Texas. This list can go up to more than 500 colleges within the state. However, when we talk about ranking of these colleges, the criteria of different sources is different which might be confusing for most of the people. To avoid this confusion, following is the brief introduction of some best Texas colleges without the restriction of ranking.
The University of Texas – Austin
The University of Texas at Austin is a Public Research University with high 4-year graduation rate up to 53%. The tuition and fees are $9,418/31,218. Moreover, SAT and ACT percentile of this university is 1630-2020 and 25-31 respectively. However, the acceptance rate of the University of Texas at Austin is 47%.
Texas A & M University
Texas A & M University is located in highly educated town in Texas called “College Station”. With acceptance rate 69%, the university has SAT and ACT percentile 1610-1950 and 24-30. The tuition and fees of this oldest public university is 8,387/22,817. Furthermore, the university offers financial aid to students belongs to families earning $60K per year.
Rice University is a private research university which is situated in Houston, a large City of Texas. The university is famous for its degree programs in applied sciences. The tuition and fees of Rice University are $33,771. Similarly, SAT and ACT percentile of this university is 2000-2300 and 30-34. The acceptance rate of this institution is 21%.
Texas Tech University
Lubbock which is also known as Hub City of Texas is an educational hub of the South Plains Region thanks to Texas Tech University which is situated in this city. This is also a public research university with flagship honor. With high acceptance rate up to 72%, the SAT and ACT percentile of this institute is 1470-1760 and 22-27. Tuition and fees of Texas Tech University is 6,970/14,410.
University of Texas at Dallas
With lots of multidisciplinary programs, the University of Texas at Dallas has acceptance rate 50%. Similarly, SAT and ACT percentile are 130/1370 & 25-30 respectively. The tuition and fees of this institute is 8,886/22,170. It is famous for its Tuition Promise Program which helps the poor students of Texas with scholarships and grants.
Trinity University is a private Masters University, situated in the second largest city of Texas “San Antonio”. With 63% acceptance rate and SAT and ACT percentile 1170/1370 and 27-31, the campus location is also a source of attraction for the students. The campus is situated on top of the hill with a beautiful overview of the entire city. The tuition and fees are $30,015.
This Baptist University is famous in providing affordable education by taking help from “President’s Scholarship Initiative Program”. The tuition and fees are just $29,884. The acceptance rate is 48%. The SAT and ACT percentile is 1640-1960 and 24-29.