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Admission Comparison Between Best Colleges in Texas

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Acceptance Rate and Application Statistics

The following table compares the admission related statistics including number of applicants, admitted, and enrolled between best schools in Texas. The average acceptance rate of best schools in Texas is 50.05% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 31.76%.
Rice University has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 9.48% and The University of Texas at Austin has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 47.70% among best schools in Texas. The numbers in parenthesis() in below table represent the number and rate by gender (men/women). The statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2021-2022.
Admission Stats Comparison Between Best Schools In Texas
RankName ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
1 Rice University29,544 (14,761/14,783) 2,802 (1,355/1,447) 1,226 (596/630) 9% (9%/10%) 44% (44%/4%)
2 Trinity University9,626 (4,159/5,467) 3,246 (1,383/1,863) 663 (288/375) 34% (33%/34%) 20% (21%/7%)
3 The University of Texas at Austin66,077 (31,417/34,626) 18,994 (7,756/11,233) 9,060 (3,686/5,374) 29% (25%/32%) 48% (48%/16%)
4 Southern Methodist University15,685 (7,325/8,360) 8,333 (3,695/4,638) 1,572 (741/831) 53% (50%/55%) 19% (20%/10%)
5 Texas A & M University-College Station43,763 (21,330/22,433) 28,132 (13,993/14,139) 12,323 (6,362/5,961) 64% (66%/63%) 44% (45%/27%)
6 The University of Texas at Dallas18,838 (9,469/9,369) 16,429 (8,056/8,373) 4,042 (2,207/1,835) 87% (85%/89%) 25% (27%/20%)
7 Texas Christian University19,782 (7,552/12,230) 10,606 (3,722/6,884) 2,560 (929/1,631) 54% (49%/56%) 24% (25%/13%)
8 Baylor University36,588 (13,182/23,406) 20,741 (8,829/11,912) 4,271 (1,732/2,539) 57% (67%/51%) 21% (20%/11%)
9 Texas State University31,073 (11,260/19,813) 21,748 (7,396/14,352) 6,650 (2,414/4,236) 70% (66%/72%) 31% (33%/21%)
10 University of Houston29,721 (12,654/17,067) 19,474 (8,114/11,360) 5,437 (2,424/3,013) 66% (64%/67%) 28% (30%/18%)
Average30,070 (13,311/13,311)15,051 (6,430/8,620)4,780 (2,138/2,643)50.05% (48.3%/64.8%)31.76% (33.2%/30.7%)

SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,211 and 75th percentile is 1,404 for best schools in Texas. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 649 and the average SAT Math score is 658.
has the highest SAT scores of -1 and has the lowest SAT scores of 1,000,000 among best schools in Texas. The following table compares SAT Scores between best schools in Texas for academic year 2021-2022.
SAT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Texas
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
1Rice University46%
(560)
720770770800
2Trinity University39%
(258)
650730630738
3The University of Texas at Austin56%
(5,059)
620730610770
4Southern Methodist University16%
(255)
660740680770
5Texas A & M University-College Station72%
(8,881)
570680570700
6The University of Texas at DallasTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
7Texas Christian University17%
(427)
570670560680
8Baylor University39%
(1,650)
580670580680
9Texas State University50%
(3,314)
500600490580
10University of Houston51%
(2,747)
570660570670
Average42.89% 604.44694.44 606.67709.78

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

ACT Scores Comparison

The average ACT score of 25th percentile is 77 and 75th percentile is 94 for best schools in Texas. By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 29, the average ACT English score is 29, and the average ACT Math score is 28.
has the highest ACT scores of -1 and has the lowest ACT scores of 1,000,000 among best schools in Texas. The following table compares ACT Scores between best schools in Texas for academic year 2021-2022.
ACT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Texas
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
1Rice University29%
(359)
3435 35363235
2Trinity University29%
(194)
2933 28352631
3The University of Texas at Austin26%
(2,366)
2733 25352633
4Southern Methodist University23%
(357)
3134 32352833
5Texas A & M University-College Station28%
(3,442)
2531 23332430
6The University of Texas at DallasTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
7Texas Christian University22%
(555)
2631 25342529
8Baylor University31%
(1,331)
2532 24342430
9Texas State University11%
(754)
1825 17251624
10University of Houston12%
(642)
2328 22292327
Average23.44% 26.4431.33 25.6732.89 24.8930.22

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

Application Requirements

The following table list and compare the requirements when applying best schools in Texas based on academic year 2021-2022 data.
Application Requirements Comparison Between Best Schools In Texas
Rank NameHS GPAHS RankHS Record Prep. ProgramRec.Compe.SAT/ACTTOEFL
1 Rice University
2 Trinity University
3 The University of Texas at Austin
4 Southern Methodist University
5 Texas A & M University-College Station
6 The University of Texas at Dallas
7 Texas Christian University
8 Baylor University
9 Texas State University
10 University of Houston

: Required : Considered but not Required : Recommended : Neither Required nor Recommended

  • HS GPA: High School or Secondary School GPA
  • HS Rank: High School or Secondary School Rank
  • HS Record: High School or Secondary School Record
  • Prep. Program: Completion of College Preparatory Program
  • Rec.: Recommendations
  • Comp.: Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments)
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