WalletHub: Rice beats UT in best Texas college rankings

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — According to the personal finance website WalletHub, the University of Texas at Austin is not the best college in Texas.

The site used 30 different types of criteria to rank schools all across the country as early-decision application deadlines near, and those at WalletHub have named Rice University in Houston as the state’s best place of higher learning with UT coming in at No. 2.

The site ranked Rice, a private research university in southwest Houston, No. 1 in admission rate, student-faculty ratio, gender and racial diversity, graduation rate and post-attendance median salary. UT came in second in attendance rate and graduation rate while performing better than Rice in net cost and campus safety.

Source: WalletHub

Here are the top 10 colleges and universities in Texas, according to WalletHub:

  • Rice University, Houston
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Trinity University, San Antonio
  • Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Southwestern University, Georgetown
  • University of Dallas
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas
  • Austin College, Sherman
  • LeTourneau University, Longview
  • University of Houston

Rice ranked No. 6 overall in WalletHub’s rankings. Massachusetts Institute of Technology finished at the top of the rankings, followed by Princeton University, Cal Tech, Harvard and Yale. UT finished at No. 45 overall in the 96th percentile of the rankings.

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