- Class: Junior
- Major: Chemistry
- Gender: F
- High School: Southampton High
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about Virginia Tech... the people!! The students are so personable and friendly. I was immediately drawn to this school just by taking a tour and seeing the students walking around. Everyone is so happy to be here and always wearing a smile. We have amazing school pride. Maroon and Orange is in our blood. The atmosphere is wonderful and Blacksburg is a great college town. The school's size is just right. You can walk across campus and see 15 people you know and 100 new faces. VT is a never-ending network of friends. There are too many great experiences to name just one. I've had awesome times at football games, tubing the new river, hiking the cascades with friends, and just hanging out on campus.
Academics are like Junior Varisty sports here. Everyone tries, but half of us give it 110% because we are trying to get to the next level. The coursework is competitive. Some of the classes are very large and some of the classes are very small. Some professors know you by name, and some ask for your ID number. Your major also determines how competitive school is for you here. We have very challenging progams: engineering, architecture, pre-med, finance, etc. There is a major here for anyone. You will never feel limited in your choices. Education here is neither geared towards getting a job or learning for one's one sake. Instead, our motto is Ut Prosim: "That I may serve." Our education is geared towards helping our community, country, and world; and in turn helping ourselves.
We don't have a great deal of diversity on our campus, but we still embrace it with open arms. We have students from every walk of life, ethnicity, religious background, and soci-economic standing. We are very tolerant of difference. Most students here are laid back, middle class, average kids. We were hoodies and sweats to class and occasionally dress it up. Most students are from Virginia, New Jersey, of Pennsylvania.
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