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2020 Best Public Colleges in Texas

Check out our list of 2020 Best Public Colleges in Texas to see which one is right for you.

The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

4 Year  •  AustinTX  • 

9 reviews

The University of Texas at Austin is a public university based in Austin, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 8,381 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 36%.

#1 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
36%
Net Price
$25,440
SAT Range
1220-1460
ACT Range
26-33
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Texas A & M University-College Station

Texas A & M University-College Station

4 Year  •  College StationTX  • 

10 reviews

Texas A & M University-College Station is a public university based in College Station, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 11,639 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 70%.

#2 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
70%
Net Price
$28,476
SAT Range
1140-1360
ACT Range
25-30
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University of Houston

University of Houston

4 Year  •  HoustonTX  • 

5 reviews

University of Houston is a public university based in Houston, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 4,959 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 61%.

#3 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
61%
Net Price
$24,946
SAT Range
1110-1280
ACT Range
23-27
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Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University

4 Year  •  LubbockTX  • 

4 reviews

Texas Tech University is a public university based in Lubbock, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 5,883 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 69%.

#4 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
69%
Net Price
$23,633
SAT Range
1070-1240
ACT Range
22-27
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Texas State University

Texas State University

4 Year  •  San MarcosTX  • 

5 reviews

Texas State University is a public university based in San Marcos, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 5,874 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 72%.

#5 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
72%
Net Price
$22,625
SAT Range
1020-1200
ACT Range
20-26
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The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington

4 Year  •  ArlingtonTX  • 

3 reviews

The University of Texas at Arlington is a public university based in Arlington, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 3,375 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 71%.

#6 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
71%
Net Price
$24,660
SAT Range
1060-1270
ACT Range
20-27
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The University of Texas at San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio

4 Year  •  San AntonioTX  • 

3 reviews

The University of Texas at San Antonio is a public university based in San Antonio, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 5,030 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 79%.

#7 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
79%
Net Price
$23,285
SAT Range
1030-1210
ACT Range
20-25
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The University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso

4 Year  •  El PasoTX  • 

4 reviews

The University of Texas at El Paso is a public university based in El Paso, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 3,583 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 100%.

#8 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$23,210
SAT Range
920-1130
ACT Range
16-22
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The University of Texas at Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas

4 Year  •  RichardsonTX  • 

3 reviews

The University of Texas at Dallas is a public university based in Richardson, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 3,177 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 76%.

#9 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
76%
Net Price
$27,360
SAT Range
1220-1430
ACT Range
26-32
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University of North Texas

University of North Texas

4 Year  •  DentonTX

University of North Texas is a public university based in Denton, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 4,992 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 72%.

#10 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
72%
Net Price
$23,948
SAT Range
1060-1260
ACT Range
21-27
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Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University

4 Year  •  HuntsvilleTX

Sam Houston State University is a public university based in Huntsville, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 2,873 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 74%.

#11 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
74%
Net Price
$21,824
SAT Range
1000-1140
ACT Range
19-23
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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

4 Year  •  EdinburgTX

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a public university based in Edinburg, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 4,504 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 80%.

#12 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Texas

Acceptance Rate
80%
Net Price
$20,035
SAT Range
950-1120
ACT Range
17-22
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