Except Booth. It's been well documented on the interwebs that U of C is where fun goes to die.
Joking aside, I do think there is an element of truth that I can relate to this.
I am absolutely certain Darden must be boring as hell. Anyone I have met from Darden just spends their time telling me about the academic rigor, and how it is the most work of any MBA program. Given this is all I have heard on numerous occassions, they give the impression that they are so into studying it is like a ghost town for fun.
So, my conjecture is that any school where the students go on about the academic rigor, the difficulty of the classes, the great minds of academics - they are more likely to be boring schools. The whole magnetism is alligned around being boring.
I wouldn't say that those schools couldn't be fun, but you will be fishing in a reduced pond of people to have a great time with.
*Booth is included here through Jerz's slight at the more respected neighbor to his school**. I have no problem with Booth. I have met some very boring people from Booth though, but have also met rhyme.
** for clarification, Jerz is at Northwestern, not University of Illinois.
you opened my eyes about Darden.