At Virginia Tech, everyone is welcomed with open arms into the Hokie Nation. Tech students are family, and we care for each other, even if we don't know every single person on campus. The Hokie Nation is a real thing here, and, to me, it's the happiest place on earth (yes, happier than Disney).
Another reason to attend Tech is the national rankings. We are 27th in the nation for public schools, 71st in the nation for all schools. Our engineering program is ranking 8th in the US. Our food has been ranked 1st three years in a row, and by no mistake. We are ranked 3rd in how much the students love the school, 5th in how happy we are, and 5th in quality of life. And if you're into sports, we have some of the most fun home games in the nation. Like I said, this is my personal "Happiest Place on Earth", and I'm sure it is for others as well.
My biggest reason to attend Tech is simply our motto, Ut Prosim, meaning "That I May Serve". Hokies are known for the immense amount of volunteering that we do, especially during The Big Event. Thousands of students sign up to go out and do over a thousand projects around the New River Valley area, submitted by townspeople that can't do it themselves or just don't have the time. It's beautiful to see the smiles on the homeowners' faces because someone is more than willing to help them. Our motto also means that when someone drops their books on the way to class, at least a couple people are going to be there helping to pick them up. A Hokie is known as a person that will go out of their way for anyone and that was one of the major reasons I chose to attend my new home.