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Reasons to attend and to not attend Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- “If you’re a social person and are outgoing, you will always find something to do here. People here like to get out of the house and go do things. There’s a ton going on here that you may not see as a prospective student because they aren’t that well-advertised, but once you’re here, you’ll see that there are a million things going on.”
- “If you’re an outdoorsy person and enjoy nature, Tech is a great place to be for that.”
- “If you love sports, football, and gameday, this is the place for that.”
- “My favorite part about Tech is how Blacksburg kind of is Virginia Tech. I love that because everyone’s a Hokie and there’s so much school spirit.”
- “The alumni network is great. Once you’re in the alumni network, people look out for you.”
- “There is camaraderie around being a Hokie when it comes to sporting events.”
To Not Attend
- “If you’re not into sports or maybe have a distaste for the sports culture, you won’t like Tech because it’s very sports focused.”
- “If you want to be in a city, don’t come to Tech.”
- “Because it’s a technical institute, Tech doesn’t have every major. Make sure you know that Tech has your major or interest before coming.”
- “People might not like the small town aspect. People may prefer a city.”
- “There have been issues with sexual harassment and sexual assault.” [See The Hill article, “Virginia Tech students protest over handling of student’s rape claims.”]
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