College Pride

Texas university takes top honors as absolute best in the country

Texas university takes top honors as absolute best in the country

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The University of Texas at Austin is the No. 1 public university in the country. Photo via Tex.org

Even though only one North Texas university makes Niche's 2016 list of the top public universities, if you're a Longhorn living in Dallas, it's time to get your horns up.

Niche assessed 1,713 schools on 10 factors, ranging from strength of the academic program to quality of campus amenities, to create an overall score. High scores across the board led to University of Texas' No. 1 ranking.

UT received stellar A+ marks for academics, student life, campus quality, athletics, and local area, and earned A's for value and professors. In a student survey regarding overall experience, UT received a ranking of 4.5 out of 5. 

Texas A&M University, second in the state, ranks a respectable No. 10 in the country. Other Lone Star schools in the top 100: Texas Tech University (No. 60), University of Houston (No. 62), University of North Texas (No. 81), and Texas State University (No. 85). 

To explore the full list, head over to Niche.

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