I am a high school senior currently deciding between these two schools. I hear a lot about Texas' prestige and their nationally recognized programs, and it seems as if their computer science (my intended major) department is amazing.
However, through this site, other research and campus visits, I have begun doubting the University of Texas as my top choice. Though they have outstanding academics, student life seems to revolve around the Greeks and partying- or, on the other hand, minorities who are dedicated to schoolwork.
I have been told by several "Old Armies" that Texas A&M has the strongest former student bond in the state. Aggie students seem much more down-to-earth and friendly. Academics are not quite on the same tier as UT, but they come close.
What is everyone's opinion on which school I should choose?