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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 Literature, and a student population between 0k-100k, sorted by Influence.

Degree Level graduate
University of Texas at Austin
#1

University of Texas at Austin

#45 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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University of Houston
#2

University of Houston

#169 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 A&M University
#3

Texas A&M University

#139 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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Rice University
#4

Rice University

#202 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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Southern Methodist University
#5

Southern Methodist University

#443 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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University of North Texas
#6

University of North Texas

#378 institution's overall influence
#1391 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$11K

Acceptance

84%

Graduation

54%

Student body

33K

Median SAT/ACT

1155/24

Denton, TX

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Baylor University
#7

Baylor University

#399 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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Texas Tech University
#8

Texas Tech University

#438 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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University of Texas at El Paso
#9

University of Texas at El Paso

#565 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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Texas Christian University
#10

Texas Christian University

#689 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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Texas State University
#11

Texas State University

#682 institution's overall influence
#1318 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$11K

Acceptance

85%

Graduation

54%

Student body

33K

Median SAT/ACT

1095/22

San Marcos, TX

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University of Texas at Arlington
#12

University of Texas at Arlington

#880 institution's overall influence
#1113 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$11K

Acceptance

88%

Graduation

50%

Student body

38K

Median SAT/ACT

1145/23

Arlington, TX

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Texas Woman's University
#13

Texas Woman's University

#810 institution's overall influence
#455 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$8K

Acceptance

94%

Graduation

36%

Student body

13K

Median SAT/ACT

1040/19

Denton, TX

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University of Texas at San Antonio
#14

University of Texas at San Antonio

#907 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 Southern University
#15

Texas Southern University

#1605 institution's overall influence
#550 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$9K

Acceptance

66%

Graduation

23%

Student body

8K

Median SAT/ACT

920/16

Houston, TX

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Texas A&M University–Commerce
#16

Texas A&M University–Commerce

#2415 institution's overall influence
#232 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$9K

Acceptance

60%

Graduation

42%

Student body

9K

Median SAT/ACT

1050/21

Commerce, TX

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Abilene Christian University
#17

Abilene Christian University

#1156 institution's overall influence
#771 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$36K

Acceptance

63%

Graduation

61%

Student body

5K

Median SAT/ACT

1122/24

Abilene, TX

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University of Dallas
#18

University of Dallas

#1251 institution's overall influence
#1419 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$43K

Acceptance

54%

Graduation

68%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1245/27

Irving, TX

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Lamar University
#19

Lamar University

#1959 institution's overall influence
#749 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$8K

Acceptance

83%

Graduation

30%

Student body

13K

Median SAT/ACT

1050/20

Beaumont, TX

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Sam Houston State University
#20

Sam Houston State University

#1367 institution's overall influence
#1048 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$9K

Acceptance

92%

Graduation

51%

Student body

18K

Median SAT/ACT

1065/21

Huntsville, TX

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Hardin–Simmons University
#21

Hardin–Simmons University

#1779 institution's overall influence
#1182 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$30K

Acceptance

91%

Graduation

51%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1056/20

Abilene, TX

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Angelo State University
#22

Angelo State University

#2456 institution's overall influence
#1397 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$8K

Acceptance

78%

Graduation

37%

Student body

8K

Median SAT/ACT

1025/20

San Angelo, TX

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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
#23

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

#2681 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$8K

Acceptance

82%

Graduation

45%

Student body

26K

Median SAT/ACT

1040/19

Edinburg, TX

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Stephen F. Austin State University
#24

Stephen F. Austin State University

#1925 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
#25

Midwestern State University

#3211 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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St. Mary's University, Texas
#26

St. Mary's University, Texas

#2047 institution's overall influence
#282 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$32K

Acceptance

85%

Graduation

63%

Student body

3K

Median SAT/ACT

1130/23

San Antonio, TX

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Our Lady of the Lake University
#27

Our Lady of the Lake University

#2704 institution's overall influence
#990 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$29K

Acceptance

74%

Graduation

38%

Student body

3K

Median SAT/ACT

985/18

San Antonio, TX

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Tarleton State University
#28

Tarleton State University

#3069 institution's overall influence
#762 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$8K

Acceptance

58%

Graduation

46%

Student body

11K

Median SAT/ACT

1045/20

Stephenville, TX

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University of Houston–Clear Lake
#29

University of Houston–Clear Lake

#3737 institution's overall influence
#1340 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$7K

Acceptance

81%

Student body

7K

Median SAT/ACT

1105/21

Houston, TX

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Texas A&M International University
#30

Texas A&M International University

#4560 institution's overall influence
#896 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$7K

Acceptance

59%

Graduation

44%

Student body

7K

Median SAT/ACT

1005/18

Laredo, TX

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Sul Ross State University
#31

Sul Ross State University

#2829 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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University of Houston–Victoria
#32

University of Houston–Victoria

#3734 institution's overall influence
#612 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$7K

Acceptance

67%

Graduation

18%

Student body

3K

Median SAT/ACT

1009/18

Victoria, TX

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University of Texas Permian Basin
#33

University of Texas Permian Basin

#3957 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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Wayland Baptist University
#34

Wayland Baptist University

#3700 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$23K

Acceptance

81%

Graduation

20%

Student body

4K

Median SAT/ACT

970/19

Plainview, TX

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West Texas A&M University
#35

West Texas A&M University

#3533 institution's overall influence
#1327 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$8K

Acceptance

58%

Graduation

41%

Student body

8K

Median SAT/ACT

1040/20

Canyon, TX

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Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi
#36

Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi

#5664 institution's overall influence
#606 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$9K

Acceptance

90%

Graduation

36%

Student body

10K

Median SAT/ACT

1105/21

Corpus Christi, TX

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University of Texas at Tyler
#37

University of Texas at Tyler

#8888 institution's overall influence
#1359 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$9K

Acceptance

92%

Graduation

42%

Student body

8K

Median SAT/ACT

1155/24

Tyler, TX

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Texas A&M University–Texarkana
#38

Texas A&M University–Texarkana

#10236 institution's overall influence
#855 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$8K

Acceptance

96%

Graduation

30%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1060/21

Texarkana, TX

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