Hardest colleges to get into in Texas

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HOUSTON - Is your college or university the most difficult school to get into in the state of Texas?

The researchers at Niche.com used acceptance rates and SAT/ACT test score data from the U.S. Department of Education to rank the "hardest colleges to get into" in the country.

Rice University and Houston Baptist University cracked the top 10. Rice had an overall Niche grade of A+, as did the University of Texas at Austin, which was ranked second hardest, but Rice's acceptance rate was 15 percent and UT-Austin's rate was 40 percent.

HBU had an overall B grade, with an acceptance rate of 36 percent.

Texas A&M-Galveston, Texas A&M, the University of Houston and UH-Clear Lake ranked Nos. 15 through 18, respectively.

According to the study, here are the top 20 hardest colleges to get into in the state of Texas:

  1. Rice University
  2. University of Texas-Austin
  3. Southern Methodist University
  4. Trinity University
  5. Texas Christian University
  6. Houston Baptist University
  7. Baylor University
  8. LeTourneau University
  9. Southwestern University
  10. University of Texas-Dallas
  11. Austin College
  12. Dallas Baptist University
  13. Abilene Christian University
  14. Texas Wesleyan University
  15. Texas A&M University-Galveston
  16. Texas A&M University
  17. University of Houston
  18. University of Houston-Clear Lake
  19. Hardin-Simmons University
  20. Texas Tech University

Click here to see the full list of Texas schools.

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