As college admissions deadlines approach, seniors are faced with a difficult decision. For those remaining in-state, here are some quick facts for state universities that may make your decision a little simpler. Please keep in mind that many universities have decided to waive the SAT/ACT requirement due to Covid-19.

Texas A&M:

Located: College Station (188 miles, 3 hr. drive)

Acceptance Rate: 57.8%

Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 53,791

SAT/ACT: not required

In-state Tuition $12,445

Texas State:

Located: San Marcos (231 miles away, 3 1/2 hr. drive)

Acceptance Rate: 81.1%

Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 38,187

SAT/ACT: not required

In-state Tuition: $11,550

Texas Tech:

Located: Lubbock (304 miles, 5 hr drive)

Acceptance Rate: 69%

Undergraduate Students Enrolled 32,125

SAT/ACT: not required

In-state Tuition: $11,319

University of North Texas:

Located: Denton (25 miles, 1/2 hr drive)

Acceptance Rate: 74%

Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 32,126

SAT/ACT: not required

In-state Tuition: $11,821

University of Texas at Austin:

Located: Austin (201 miles, 3 hr drive)

Acceptance Rate: 32%

Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 40,163

SAT/ACT: not required

In-state Tuition: $11,106

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By Sydney Shoemaker

Sydney Shoemaker is the Features Editor for the Timber Creek Talon. She is also president of the Falcon Friends club at Timber Creek. Shoemaker loves to write about style, history, and opinions. She is a senior, graduating in the class of 2021.

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