Hello, I'm a senior this year, and I'm applying to UT, TAMU and UH. I am a Texas resident from the Houston area. My top two choices are UT and TAMU, I am in the top 8% so I'm not worried about getting in. I don't know which school would be a better fit for me.
I am Hispanic, but I speak with a Southern accent. I really am a Southerner, I do speak Spanish at home and the like, but really I'm an All-American guy, except for the fact that I'm Hispanic, and bisexual. Nobody here knows that I'm bisexual, while I have been with women and enjoyed it, I have a strong urge to be with men.
The reason I am applying to UT is because of the social atmosphere. Since UT is more liberal and accepting, I'm hoping my sexuality won't be a big issue there and people will see me as I am. Also of course, I hope there will be other attractive masculine guys with same-sex attractions.
On the other hand, TAMU has that Christian feel, which is something I really consider because I am a die-hard Pentecostal, and often I've been bashed by atheists and liberals for my beliefs. Politically, I consider myself to be independent and moderate. Another reason I like TAMU is because of the community. The traditions unite everyone, and I hear it's very easy to make friends here, and that people here trust each other.
I really don't mind College Station, since I used to live on a ranch before moving to the suburbs. The Southern hospitality is a huge plus, and of course, Southern Belles drive me mad!!!!
The only thing that worries me is my sexuality. I don't want to receive a lot of hate and prejudice for it!
I plan to study political science. I'm not really worried about rankings since they're both top schools.