After being accepted to both UVA and VT among other schools, I chose VT over UVA. I didn't want to learn to be a pussy (i.e. someone who thinks having money or being a prep-of-sorts will somehow save your ass when it's getting beaten for walking down the street and mouthing off at a Hokie like me who's income comes from beating the shit outta people), so UVA was out of the question.
VT is the place to go unless you wanna be a lawyer, artist, writer or some other liberal jerk-me-off pro.
Virginia is for lovers, University of Virginia is for guy-on-guy lovers, Virginia Tech is for guy-on-girl lovers