Lone Star Conference

An NCAA Division II Conference

As the name of the conference suggests, most of the schools in the Lone Star Conference are located in Texas. There are also schools from Oklahoma and New Mexico in the conference. Founded in 1931, the Lone Star Conference sponsors eight men's and nine women's teams. The schools represent a wide range of sizes, with enrollment numbers from 3,500 to 13,000.

Angelo State University Student Center
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Located in western Texas, Angelo State University offers students a wide range of majors, with particular focus on the sciences. Academics are supported by a 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the school fields five men's sports and seven women's sports. 

  • Location: San Angelo, Texas
  • School type: public university
  • Enrollment: 9,581 (8,032 undergraduates)
  • Team: Rams & Rambelles
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Angelo State University profile
Cameron University
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The only school from Oklahoma in the conference, Cameron University has open admissions, meaning that any interested students have the opportunity to study there. Popular sports at Cameron include basketball, track and field, tennis, softball, baseball, and golf.

  • Location: Lawton, Oklahoma
  • School type: public university
  • Enrollment: 4,846 (4,444 undergraduates)
  • Team: Aggies
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Cameron University profile

 

Eastern New Mexico University
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Popular majors at Eastern New Mexico University range from nursing, to business administration, to education, to aviation/airway management. The school also offers master's and associate's degrees. Popular sports include football, rodeo, soccer, basketball, and track and field.

  • Location: Portales, New Mexico
  • School type: public university
  • Enrollment: 6,010 (4,591 undergraduates)
  • Team: Greyhounds
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Eastern New Mexico University profile
Midwestern State University
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MSU offers over 45 majors, with top choices including accounting, biology, nursing, and business administration. Academics are supported by an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The school fields five men's sports and eight women's sports.

  • Location: Wichita Falls, Texas
  • School type: public university
  • Enrollment: 6,064 (5,319 undergraduates)
  • Team: Mustangs
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Midwestern State University profile

 

Tarleton State University
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One of the largest school in the conference, Tarleton State has an undergraduate enrollment of 10,750. Students can choose from a wide range of majors, and can join a number of student-run clubs and activities on campus. Rodeo is particularly popular at Tarleton State.

  • Location: Stephenville, Texas
  • School type: public university
  • Enrollment: 13,049 (11,463 undergraduates)
  • Team: Texans & TexAnns
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Tarleton State University profile
Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMUC) Student Center
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Texas A & M Commerce was founded in 1889. Students can choose from over 100 majors, and interested and qualified students can join the school's Honors Program. Commerce fields five men's and seven men's sports. Popular choices include football, soccer, track and field, basketball, and volleyball.

  • Location: Commerce, Texas
  • School type: public university
  • Enrollment: 13,514 (8,318 undergraduates)
  • Team: Lions
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs, and other information see the Texas A & M University-Commerce profile

 

Texas A&M University-Kingsville Engineering Complex
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On 250-acre campus, Texas A & M University in Kingsville boasts an enrollment of around 9,000 students. Popular sports include football, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field, cross country, and baseball. The school accepts around 85% of applicants each year.

  • Location: Kingsville, Texas
  • School type: private university
  • Enrollment: 9,278 (6,811 undergraduates)
  • Team: Javelinas
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs, and other information see the Texas A & M University - Kingsville profile
The Little Chapel in the Woods at Texas Woman's University
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Texas Woman's University has a student/faculty ratio of 18 to 1 and offers a wide range of majors and degree programs. The college does admit men, but total enrollment is only around 11%. Popular sports at TWU include basketball, soccer, gymnastics, softball, and volleyball.

  • Location: Denton, Texas
  • School type: public university
  • Enrollment: 15,655 (10,407 undergraduates)
  • Team: Pioneers
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs, and other information, see the Texas Woman's University profile
Stonehendge Replica on the UTPB Campus
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Located about four hours east of El Paso, UTPB was established in the early 1970s. Popular majors at the school include business, psychology, nursing, criminal justice, and sociology. The school fields eight men's and eight women's sports.

  • Location: Odessa, Texas
  • School type: public university
  • Enrollment: 6,673 (5,755 undergraduates)
  • Team: Falcons
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs, and other information see the UT of the Permian Basin profile
West Texas A&M University
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Located on a 176-acre campus, West Texas A&M University is a generally accessible school, with an acceptance rate of around 66%. Academics are supported by a solid 21 to 1 student/faculty ratio. Popular sports at the school include football, basketball, track and field, soccer, softball, and baseball. 

  • Location: Canyon, Texas
  • School type: public university
  • Enrollment: 9,901 (7,389 undergraduates)
  • Team: Buffaloes
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs, and other information see the West Texas A&M profile

 

Western New Mexico University
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Students at Western New Mexico University can choose from over 70 programs of study--popular choices include accounting, business, criminal justice, social work, and sociology. The school fields five men's and six women's sports. Top choices include football, basketball, golf, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

  • Location: Silver City, New Mexico
  • School type: public university
  • Enrollment: 3,427 (2,491 undergraduates)
  • Team: Mustangs
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs, and other information see the Western New Mexico University profile