Texas Universities on Newsweek's Best Colleges Lists
Kaplan and Newsweek just released a summer 2011- Finding the Right College for You guide. It contains "exclusive Newsweek rankings". Instead of ranking every American college 1 to infinity, this list breaks them down to the top 25 colleges in each category, such as the best schools for jocks, sun worshippers, do-gooders and future power brokers.
Several Texas universities made the lists:
Rice University (23% acceptance rate)
#25 Most Desirable School
#10 Most Desirable Urban School
#20 Brainiac Schools
University of Texas at Austin (44% acceptance rate)
#12 Most Desirable Large School
Texas A&M; University (70% acceptance rate)
#24 Most Desirable Large School
Surprisingly, Texas school did not make the list for the school where students can get a "great education and a great tan". Most of the schools on that list were in California and Arizona.