I am a senior in high school who has recently been prowling on these forums seeking any insight or answers to a question I had regarding Texas Tech, but decided to ask y’all directly in the case that others are in a similar situation. A few weeks ago I had received my acceptance email from Tech. My motivations for applying included Tech’s relatively low tuition and its decent ranking for biology. (I was unsure if links would prevent my thread from being posted so withheld from adding them here. If anybody would like a source to the claim regarding tuition, simply google “Texas university tuition” and look for the infographic with gray and orange circles representing each university. As for Tech’s biology ranking, I simply googled “best universities in texas for biology” and clicked on the first search result).
However, just recently my parents have been pushing for me to attend UTD instead (or University of Texas at Austin, but regular admissions were due Dec 1). I am unsure on how to go about this and wanted to hear advice or feedback from y’all about the quality of Tech’s biology program. I’d like to specialize in a dental profession in the future, but am also aware that I can fall back on the flexibility a Biology major would grant me if I wished to branch off into nursing instead.
All feedback and thoughts are appreciated! Thank you for reading!