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Using our unique InfluenceRanking™ engine as well as data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

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Personalize your college ranking list based on the factors that matter most to you — affordability, test scores, preferred locations, student body size, and of course, the subject you want to study.

Most college rankings are based on what others think is important. Your Custom College Rankings Generator ranks colleges based on what matters to you!

Select the college stats that you care about, and view results based on our unique InfluenceRanking™ engine as well as data from the National Center for Educational Statistics. Once you’ve created your own unique college ranking, you can sort your list using any of our key data points.

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Schools with a median SAT of 400-1600, a median ACT of 1-36, that are in Texas, with a graduation rate of greater than 0%, an acceptance rate of greater than 0%, with stated tuition between $0k-$100k offering graduate degrees by influence in the discipline Earth Sciences, and a student population between 0k-100k, sorted by Influence.

Degree Level graduate
University of Texas at Austin
#1

University of Texas at Austin

#44 institution's overall influence
#43 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$11K

Acceptance

32%

Graduation

83%

Student body

45K

Median SAT/ACT

1355/30

Austin, TX

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Texas A&M University
#2

Texas A&M University

#68 institution's overall influence
#91 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$11K

Acceptance

63%

Graduation

82%

Student body

58K

Median SAT/ACT

1275/28

College Station, TX

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University of Houston
#3

University of Houston

#147 institution's overall influence
#1064 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$9K

Acceptance

63%

Graduation

54%

Student body

37K

Median SAT/ACT

1225/24

Houston, TX

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Texas Tech University
#4

Texas Tech University

#220 institution's overall influence
#1458 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$9K

Acceptance

70%

Graduation

59%

Student body

34K

Median SAT/ACT

1165/24

Lubbock, TX

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Southern Methodist University
#5

Southern Methodist University

#304 institution's overall influence
#1324 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$57K

Acceptance

53%

Graduation

81%

Student body

10K

Median SAT/ACT

1390/31

Dallas, TX

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Rice University
#6

Rice University

#214 institution's overall influence
#15 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$49K

Acceptance

11%

Graduation

91%

Student body

8K

Median SAT/ACT

1520/34

Houston, TX

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Baylor University
#7

Baylor University

#349 institution's overall influence
#96 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$47K

Acceptance

68%

Graduation

77%

Student body

17K

Median SAT/ACT

1290/29

Waco, TX

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University of Texas at Dallas
#8

University of Texas at Dallas

#351 institution's overall influence
#222 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$13K

Acceptance

79%

Graduation

69%

Student body

25K

Median SAT/ACT

1350/29

Richardson, TX

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University of Texas at El Paso
#9

University of Texas at El Paso

#894 institution's overall influence
#725 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$9K

Acceptance

100%

Graduation

41%

Student body

20K

El Paso, TX

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University of Texas at San Antonio
#10

University of Texas at San Antonio

#1322 institution's overall influence
#1111 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$8K

Acceptance

84%

Graduation

37%

Student body

27K

Median SAT/ACT

1125/22

San Antonio, TX

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Texas Christian University
#11

Texas Christian University

#854 institution's overall influence
#208 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$49K

Acceptance

48%

Graduation

83%

Student body

10K

Median SAT/ACT

1250/28

Fort Worth, TX

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Stephen F. Austin State University
#12

Stephen F. Austin State University

#1144 institution's overall influence
#1254 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$9K

Acceptance

76%

Graduation

44%

Student body

11K

Median SAT/ACT

1085/21

Nacogdoches, TX

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Midwestern State University
#13

Midwestern State University

#4045 institution's overall influence
#899 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$9K

Acceptance

71%

Graduation

45%

Student body

5K

Median SAT/ACT

1025/19

Wichita Falls, TX

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Texas A&M University–Kingsville
#14

Texas A&M University–Kingsville

#8216 institution's overall influence
#539 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$9K

Acceptance

88%

Graduation

35%

Student body

7K

Median SAT/ACT

1030/19

Kingsville, TX

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University of Texas Permian Basin
#15

University of Texas Permian Basin

#8404 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$7K

Acceptance

88%

Graduation

43%

Student body

5K

Median SAT/ACT

1036/19

Odessa, TX

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Sul Ross State University
#16

Sul Ross State University

#3081 institution's overall influence
#609 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$9K

Acceptance

81%

Graduation

22%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

/17

Alpine, TX

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