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San Antonio university declared one of the top schools in Texas

San Antonio university declared one of the top schools in Texas

Frost pop-up at Trinity University
Trinity is No. 3 in Texas, says new ranking. Photo by Joel Pena

Personal finance website WalletHub has released its 2020's Best College & University Rankings, just in time for the looming November 1 “early decision” college application deadline. And one San Antonio university — one that is certainly no stranger to accolades — claims a top spot among the best schools in Texas.

Trinity University is ranked the third best school in Texas, 79th in the U.S. Rice takes the No. 1 Texas spot, followed by University of Texas at Austin at No. 2.

In order to determine the rankings, WalletHub compared more than 1,000 colleges and universities across seven key dimensions: student selectivity, cost and financing, faculty resources, campus safety, campus experience, educational outcomes, and career outcomes.

Among Texas schools, Trinity comes in second for student-faculty ratio, third for admission rate, fifth for post-attendance median salary, and seventh for graduation.

Rice comes in first in Texas for the following individual metrics: admission rate, student-faculty ratio, graduation rate, and post-attendance median salary. The school places second for gender and racial diversity.

UT ranks second for graduation rate, third for post-attendance median salary, fourth for admission rate, and seventh for gender and racial diversity.

Here are the top 10 schools in Texas, according to WalletHub:

  1. Rice University
  2. University of Texas at Austin
  3. Trinity University
  4. Baylor University
  5. LeTourneau University
  6. Texas Christian University
  7. Texas A&M University-College Station
  8. University of Dallas
  9. Southwestern University
  10. Southern Methodist University

At No. 13 on the overall list, Rice shares the spotlight with prestigious institutions, coming in behind the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, Stanford University, the California Institute of Technology, Duke University, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt University, and Columbia University.