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Why is Virginia Tech not more competitive?
Ok so this has just been bothering me for a while. How is it that Virginia Tech is ranked #16 in the nation for undergraduate engineering, has one of the best campuses in the country, arguably the best food in the country, and relatively cheap tuition but isn't even competitive to get in? The acceptance rate is around 70% and I got in as an out of state engineering student with a 3.7 gpa and 1300 sat. I mean I didn't even get into UGA with those stats. Is it the shooting or something and maybe people are just afraid to go there? Sorry I just feel like I'm missing something, is there any major downside to the school that I'm unaware of?