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2020 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Prepler’s college search tool helps you find a college that's right for you! These are 2020 Best Private Colleges in Texas as ranked by Prepler. We can help you find best place to study.

Rice University

Rice University

4 Year  •  HoustonTX  • 

10 reviews

Rice University is a private not-for-profit university based in Houston, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,048 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 15%.

#1 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
15%
Net Price
$63,158
SAT Range
1490-1580
ACT Range
33-35
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Baylor University

Baylor University

4 Year  •  WacoTX  • 

10 reviews

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university based in Waco, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 3,320 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 38%.

#2 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
38%
Net Price
$60,233
SAT Range
1190-1360
ACT Range
26-31
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Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University

4 Year  •  DallasTX  • 

4 reviews

Southern Methodist University is a private not-for-profit university based in Dallas, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,423 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 48%.

#3 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
48%
Net Price
$72,408
SAT Range
1270-1440
ACT Range
28-32
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Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University

4 Year  •  Fort WorthTX  • 

3 reviews

Texas Christian University is a private not-for-profit university based in Fort Worth, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,955 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 41%.

#4 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
41%
Net Price
$62,970
SAT Range
1130-1330
ACT Range
25-30
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Trinity University

Trinity University

4 Year  •  San AntonioTX

Trinity University is a private not-for-profit university based in San Antonio, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 642 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 38%.

#5 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
38%
Net Price
$56,880
SAT Range
1230-1410
ACT Range
27-32
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University of Dallas

University of Dallas

4 Year  •  IrvingTX

University of Dallas is a private not-for-profit university based in Irving, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 419 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 47%.

#6 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
47%
Net Price
$54,876
SAT Range
1140-1370
ACT Range
24-31
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Southwestern University

Southwestern University

4 Year  •  GeorgetownTX

Southwestern University is a private not-for-profit university based in Georgetown, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 362 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 43%.

#7 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
43%
Net Price
$54,330
SAT Range
1110-1320
ACT Range
23-29
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University of St Thomas

University of St Thomas

4 Year  •  HoustonTX

University of St Thomas is a private not-for-profit university based in Houston, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 295 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 80%.

#8 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
80%
Net Price
$46,506
SAT Range
1070-1235
ACT Range
21-27
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Austin College

Austin College

4 Year  •  ShermanTX

Austin College is a private not-for-profit university based in Sherman, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 332 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 52%.

#9 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
52%
Net Price
$53,784
SAT Range
1160-1360
ACT Range
23-29
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Saint Edward's University

Saint Edward's University

4 Year  •  AustinTX

Saint Edward's University is a private not-for-profit university based in Austin, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 793 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 84%.

#10 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
84%
Net Price
$58,700
SAT Range
1080-1250
ACT Range
22-28
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Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University

4 Year  •  AbileneTX

Abilene Christian University is a private not-for-profit university based in Abilene, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 972 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 58%.

#11 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
58%
Net Price
$48,300
SAT Range
1025-1220
ACT Range
21-26
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St. Mary's University

St. Mary's University

4 Year  •  San AntonioTX

St. Mary's University is a private not-for-profit university based in San Antonio, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 643 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 79%.

#12 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
79%
Net Price
$44,490
SAT Range
1040-1230
ACT Range
20-26
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