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  • MORE TEXAS CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

  • • Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, Lutheran

    • St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Catholic

    • St. Edward's University, Austin, Catholic

    • University of Dallas, Dallas, Catholic

    • Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, Pentecostal

    • University of St. Thomas, Houston, Catholic

    • Our Lady of the Lake University, ...

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  • MORE TEXAS CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

    • Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, Lutheran

    • St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Catholic

    • St. Edward's University, Austin, Catholic

    • University of Dallas, Dallas, Catholic

    • Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, Pentecostal

    • University of St. Thomas, Houston, Catholic

    • Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Catholic

    • Amberton University, Garland, nondenominational

    • Austin College, Sherman, Presbyterian

    • Baptist University of the Americas, San Antonio, Baptist

    • Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Baptist

    •  LeTourneau University

Fall semester is the time of year when the majority of high school seniors complete college applications.

The year-in-advance time frame allows students to meet early application deadlines, and line up financial aid to begin college the following fall.

Texas offers some of the highest-ranking higher education institutions in the country.

And for students searching for a faith-based undergraduate college experience, Texas also leads the way.

And while there are many Christian institutions to choose from when it comes time to apply for college, here are five of the nation's top ranked, Christian colleges - based right here in the Lone Star state.

  1. Abilene Christian University

Based in Abilene, this university opened in 1906 and boasts a 208-acre campus. The university is affiliated with the Church of Christ and is ranked among the Top 20 regional universities in the west by U.S. News and World Report. Forbes magazine also ranked the school as one of America's Best Colleges.

  1. Dallas Baptist University

This Baptist university, located 13 miles from downtown Dallas, sprawls across 293 acres of manicured campus. The university was founded in 1898 as Decatur Baptist College, the first two-year college in Texas. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 23 master's programs and three doctoral programs, with an average class size of about 14 students.

  1. Baylor University

Baylor's commitment to its Baptist roots is widely known among Texans, yet the campus offers many opportunities to engage in various religious dialogues. Special Christian chapel services are held Mondays and Wednesdays to coincide with the school's premier academic environment, and the campus offers nine spiritual life centers as well as one of the nation's top theological seminaries, according to its website.

Students from 49 states and more than 85 countries attend the university annually.

  1. East Texas Baptist University

Established in 1912, East Texas Baptist offers small classes, low-cost tuition and quality education and faculty in Marshall. The school offers more than $16 million in scholarships and grants each year to its student body of about 1,200 students, making this university more than cost-effective for incoming college freshman. More than 90 percent of all students receive some type of financial aid.

  1. Houston Baptist University

Established in 1960, Houston Baptist University is a Christian liberal arts university dedicated to academic excellence and the development of moral character. The school offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and division I athletics in the heart of the nation's third largest city. The university has been ranked in the U.S. News and World Report as one of America's Best Colleges and is considered one of the most economical schools in the state.

SOURCE: U.S. News and World Report; Forbes Magazine


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