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    Texas has excellent options for those seeking higher education. In fact, there are more than 500 colleges, universities, career colleges, technical schools and community colleges. Texas A & M University and Texas Tech University are two of the most well known Texas colleges. Celebrated Rice University is among the top 20 National Universities according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Colleges list. The University of Texas at Austin is one of the most popular public school options. There are four campuses in the Texas State Technical College System. And community colleges abound throughout the state.

    • Rice University

      Rice University Save

      6100 S Main, Houston, TX 77005
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      Rice's superb academics on an attractive residential campus on the edge of sprawling Houston can make those who still put gasoline in cars feel better about oil company profits, as some of that cash is going into a large endowment. ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • The University of Texas at Austin

      The University of Texas at Austin Save

      2400 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78712
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      A Democratic stronghold in the reddest of Red States, UT-Austin combines proud traditions of academic and athletic—especially football—excellence. The Plan II Honors Program is one of the nation's oldest public university offerings for scholars, and "Hook ‘Em, Horns"—for the Texas ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • LeTourneau University

      LeTourneau University Save

      2100 S Mobberly Ave, Longview, TX 75607
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      LeTourneau University is a Christian school located two hours from Dallas that offers programs in the technological studies, as well as the arts and sciences. About 4000 students are enrolled. The surrounding town of Longview is home to the Great ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated
    • Southern Methodist University

      Southern Methodist University Save

      6425 Boaz St, Dallas, TX 75275
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      "Excellent" professors and tremendous business and management programs make Southern Methodist a great choice. Students here definitely "love SMU" thanks to a "small, interacting student body," a "beautiful campus," and metropolitan Dallas, a "fun town" if there ever was one." learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Texas Christian University

      Texas Christian University Save

      2800 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76129
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      Located in Fort Worth, TCU is a Christian school (as its name implies) that offers the nation's first academically affiliated program in ballet, but students seem more attracted to the business school; nearly one in ten business majors enters an ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • The University of Texas at Dallas

      The University of Texas at Dallas Save

      800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080
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      It's pretty easy to figure out where the University of Texas at Dallas is located. It's in Richardson, Texas, of course, one of the cities in the sprawling Dallas metropolitan area. The undergraduate population here is evenly balanced between males ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Trinity University

      Trinity University Save

      One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212
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      A rare example of a smaller institution in a major city, Trinity University offers personal attention from an especially caring faculty on a hill a mile from The Alamo and River Walk of booming San Antonio. As the tide of ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Master's University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Baylor University

      Baylor University Save

      500 Speight Ave., Waco, TX 76798
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      "This Christian school in the Lone Star State has a "huge" Greek system and "tons of Bible studies and Christian activities." The unique Baylor Interdisciplinary Core Program eats up 41 credits in various subjects, emphasizes how they all relate, and ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Austin College

      Austin College Save

      900 N Grand Ave, Sherman, TX 75090
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      "Professors at this small liberal arts college in the remote Dallas suburbs are "accessible" and "challenging mentors" who "have a passion for helping their students succeed." The three-course, interdisciplinary Heritage of Western Culture program is a hit; one describes it ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Southwestern University

      Southwestern University Save

      1001 University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626
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      "Southwestern University is a "well-rounded" liberal arts school in "a little Texas town" with "demanding" academics, a "very writing intensive" core curriculum, and "an excellent opportunity to get" a "fabulous education." During the Brown Symposium, a two-day series of seminars ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Houston Baptist University

      Houston Baptist University Save

      7502 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77074
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      Located in southwest Houston, Houston Baptist University dedicates itself to providing a comprehensive higher education with a strong affiliation with Baptist General Convention of Texas. Houston Baptist University educates some 2,200 traditional and non-traditional students. Weekly gatherings called Convocations offer ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • St Mary's University

      St Mary's University Save

      One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228
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      "Saint Mary's University in San Antonio is reportedly dedicated to "integrating liberal studies, professional preparation, and ethical commitment." The 3,900 or so students here can enjoy the annual St. Mary's Fiesta Oyster Bake, a food-filled event sponsored by alumni held ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

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