The early decision college-application deadline is just around the corner on November 1st. WalletHub recently compared 1,000 colleges in the United States, comparing them on 33 different key measures, grouped into 7 different categories.

So what about Texas? Well, according to their criteria, here are the top 10 colleges in the state of Texas.

  1. Rice University
  2. University of Texas-Austin
  3. Trinity University
  4. Baylor University
  5. LeTourneau University
  6. Texas Christian University
  7. Texas A&M University-College Station
  8. University of Dallas
  9. Southwestern University
  10. Southern Methodist University

So where do these schools land in comparison to the rest of the country? Out of the top 30, only Rice makes the list, coming in at number 13. Out of the top 500, here is where all Texas schools land:

  • 13. Rice University
  • 52. University of Texas -- Austin
  • 79. Trinity University
  • 96. Baylor University
  • 106. LeTourneau University
  • 128. Texas Christian University
  • 151. Texas A&M University -- College Station
  • 182. University of Dallas
  • 211. Southwestern University
  • 217. Southern Methodist University
  • 253. Texas State University
  • 255. Southwestern Adventist University
  • 273. University of Texas -- Dallas
  • 305. University of Houston
  • 334. Austin College
  • 344. Texas A&M International University
  • 348. Texas Wesleyan University
  • 438. Huston-Tillotson University
  • 470. Tarleton State University

Didn't see your school from Texas listed? That means it's outside the top 500. Here is some of the criteria used to rank the schools:

  • Admissions rate
  • Student-faculty ratio
  • Graduation Rate
  • Percentage of International students
  • Safest
  • Student-Loan debt
  • Student-Loan default rate
  • Return on educational investment
  • Post-attendance median salary

The top schools overall are pretty much what you'd expect by the way. Here is the top 10 according to WalletHub.

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  2. Harvard University
  3. Princeton University
  4. Yale University
  5. Stanford University
  6. California Institute of Technology
  7. Duke University
  8. University of Pennsylvania
  9. Northwestern University
  10. University of North Carolina -- Chapel Hill