The 15 Best Colleges You Can Get Into (MONEY’s Rank)

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13. St Mary's University, TX

Josh Huskin—Courtesy of St. Mary's University


Overall MONEY rank: 52

  • Estimated price 2016-17 without aid: $41,100
  • Estimated price 2016-17 with average aid: $26,700
  • Early career earnings: $43,100
  • Average SAT/AVT score: 1050/23

St. Mary’s is one of three U.S. universities operated by the Brothers of the Society of Mary, also known as the Marianists. The oldest Catholic university in Texas offers programs in three schools—Humanities and Social Sciences; Science, Engineering and Technology; and the Greehey School of Business—as well as its law school and graduate studies programs. It has a diverse student body of 3,600, and popular majors include business, kinesiology, and biology.