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5 Best Colleges in Texas

Monday, 22 Nov 2010 04:09 PM

There are many factors that need to be considered when choosing a  university in the U.S., like the reputation of the university, courses offered, the standard of education imparted, and of course, tuition fees charged.
Texas colleges and universities are a good example of blending the traditional values of education with contemporary ideas.The following are the five best colleges in Texas:
  • University of Texas - Austin: Founded in 1883, University of Texas is known for its rich tradition and high standard of education that has always been maintained. That’s why the university has made it to the prestigious title of "Public Ivy." It has 16 schools and colleges affiliated with it including a college of communications, engineering, and fine arts.
  • Rice University: One of the top-notch universities in the country, Rice University is based in Houston. Its undergraduate courses are well-known for their consistent level of education. Given its overall excellence, the U.S. News & World report ranked Rice University 17th in the U.S.
  • Texas A&M University - College Station: This public university has 10 colleges, including one for agriculture and life sciences, geo sciences, and the liberal arts. It’s heartening to note that the tuition fees at this prestigious university are modest: $2,490 per year for resident undergraduate students, and $7,494 per year for nonresidents.
  • Baylor University: This private university is based in Waco and is especially known for its courses in law, music, and theology. Affiliated with the Baptist Church, Baylor University is a member of the association of Southern Baptist colleges and schools, which has its own draw amongst devoted students. There are 11 colleges that offer varied courses from business to engineering, computer science, and law.
  • Southern Methodist University: It’s based in Dallas and is a private institution offering courses in humanities, engineering, education, human development, etc. Although it was founded as a  Methodist university, only 25% of the undergraduate students claim to affiliate with the Methodist church.

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