Convinced you want to go to school in Texas but not sure where? Below we've listed the top 10 colleges in Texas according to the ranking site The Best Colleges.
The rankings of Texas based schools take 12 different data points. Points of emphasis are quality of life, academic quality, student satisfaction and economic value. Surprises in the list include Texas A&M outranking UT Austin. Others may be surprised by Baylor coming in at the 7th position behind schools like UT Dallas and Trinity.
1) Rice University
2) Texas A&M University
3) University of Texas at Austin
4) Texas Tech University
5) University of Texas at Dallas
6) Trinity University
7) Baylor University
8) Southern Methodist University
9) Abilene Christian University
10) LeTourneau University
When choosing a college in Texas, it pays to do your research and to not just use lists like this but to also know which schools are best in your major. It may be that although Baylor is ranked below Texas Tech, that Baylor has a better program in education. And if education is your major, it may be better to go to Baylor.
So you ask "what are the best colleges in Texas?" The answer is that all of these are quality schools. Rankings like this one are just meant as general guides. You should not put too much emphasis on a single ranking.
But, if you're looking for bragging rights, and you go to Texas college or university, this list of the top colleges in Texas might be just what you're looking for;)