What Are Some Top-Rated Schools in San Antonio, Texas?


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According to U.S. News and World Report, top-rated universities in San Antonio, Texas, include Trinity University and St. Mary's University of San Antonio, while the city's highest-rated high schools are Health Careers High School, International School of the Americas and Alamo Heights High School. Trinity University ranked first in U.S. News's 2015 ranking of regional universities in the West, while St. Mary's University ranked 22nd. Health Careers High School ranked 38th in Texas and 248th in the United States.

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Trinity University is a small, private liberal arts college located in a historic area of San Antonio's downtown. Despite an enrollment of only 2,300 undergraduate and 200 graduate students, Trinity offers 42 majors and has an endowment of $1.2 billion. In 2014, Trinity's admitted students had the second-highest test scores of any school in the state.

St. Mary's University, a Catholic institution in the northwestern part of the city, is a bit less selective than Trinity but offers a wider array of programs. The school has 19 master's programs and two Ph.D. programs and also operates a law school.

Among San Antonio's highest-ranking high schools, both Health Careers High School and International School of the Americas are magnet schools located in the northern part of the city. Alamo Heights High School in the suburban Alamo Heights Independent School District is the area's highest-ranking traditional high school.

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