What are some highly rated schools in Texas for academics?


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Top academic schools in Texas include Austin College, Baylor University, and Rice University. Other top schools in Texas include St. Edwards University and South Methodist University.

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Austin College is located in Sherman, Texas. It is focused on the Liberal Arts and hosts a very small population of students. It boasts a high number of students continuing to graduate school as well as an emphasis on community service and studying abroad.

Baylor University is located in Waco, Texas. Bigger than Austin College, it is home to over 14,000 students and is a private university. It has 145 different areas of study as well as 300 different organizations for the students.

Rice University is located in Houston, Texas, and is home to just over 5,000 students. It is most selective university in all of Texas and is a member of the Association of American Universities.

St. Edwards University is located in Austin, Texas. It is a Catholic university with more than 5,000 students. The university focuses on experiential and service-oriented learning.

Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, is a private university with approximately 11,000 students. It is home to a Cox School of Business as well as the Meadows School of the Arts.

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