What Are Some Well-Known Colleges in Texas?


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The University of Texas, Texas A&M University and Baylor University are all well-known schools in Texas. All of the schools are known for being large schools with strong academic standards, major conference sports affiliations and long histories of operation.

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The University of Texas is known by many monikers, including UT, Texas and The University of Texas at Austin. The school is a public university that provides a full range of degree and research options. It was founded in 1883 and is ranked in the top 20 colleges and universities nationwide, as of 2015. Its teams and competitive associations are referred to as Longhorns.

Texas A&M university is a public school located in College Station, Texas. It is the sixth-largest university in the United States. It was originally established as an agricultural and mechanical school in the 1870s and developed the Aggie mascot. But, in the 1960s its curriculum was expanded, and it has developed a full academic palette with many highly rated departments.

Baylor University is a 150-year-old private Christian school located in Waco, Texas. The school is a nationally ranked research institution. Baylor Bears come from all cultural and religious backgrounds, but the University maintains a strong connection with and campus influence of its Baptist affiliation.

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