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# Party School?

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13 Jun 2016, 16:12
Can anyone tell me how much of a party school Kellogg is really? I was reading that it has a "frat house" feel and I am struck with images of my undergrad and the falling apart frat houses with unknown stains everywhere and the occasional underdressed brother puking wherever.

Any current students who can give some insight on this?

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22 Jun 2016, 17:12
Hi lnskoog, you may have seen that line from the Veritas Prep Essential Guide to Top Business Schools http://www.veritasprep.com/mba-essential-guide/kellogg/kellogg-snapshot/. I'm the Managing Editor and primary author of the guides, and a Kellogg alum as well! Kellogg is a far cry from the frat houses that you've described, but the students certainly like to have a good time! Many of the events and activities will have copious amounts of alcohol. In the Jacobs Center itself (Kellogg's current location), only beer and wine may be served--hard alcohol is prohibited (although you may see it brought in by students on rare occasion). It's not uncommon to see students get pretty hammered at off-campus events, parties, and activities. Many other business schools are the same way (as investment bankers and others often see business school as a 2-year vacation from their incredibly intense jobs), but Kellogg and NYU Stern may be particularly known for their party cultures. I'd love to get other perspectives on this as well, particularly from current students!
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02 Jan 2017, 15:00
Kellogg is more of party school than it's peers, but 1) there are plenty of introverts 2) we are all near 30, so partying is different than undergrad....heck, a ton of people are married with kids

We dress up in costumes a lot, and there are a lot of parties, and people are friendly, outgoing, and supportive... Unlike undergrad, everybody can handle their liquor, and there isn't the drama associated with it as there is in undergrad. On average, a school like Booth will definitely have a stark difference with people being more quanty, academic, and introverted. But, you can find all types of people at all schools.

Keep in mind, we have some of the best employment figures and are a top-5 school, so people are still wicked smart and get **** done. They just have strong social skills and don't want to sit in a library studying 24/7.
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14 Feb 2017, 08:29
mgg234 wrote:
Kellogg is more of party school than it's peers, but 1) there are plenty of introverts 2) we are all near 30, so partying is different than undergrad....heck, a ton of people are married with kids

We dress up in costumes a lot, and there are a lot of parties, and people are friendly, outgoing, and supportive... Unlike undergrad, everybody can handle their liquor, and there isn't the drama associated with it as there is in undergrad. On average, a school like Booth will definitely have a stark difference with people being more quanty, academic, and introverted. But, you can find all types of people at all schools.

Keep in mind, we have some of the best employment figures and are a top-5 school, so people are still wicked smart and get **** done. They just have strong social skills and don't want to sit in a library studying 24/7.
I can say from my experience there that people have a good mix of having fun and getting work done. I did not find it to be a huge "party" school... but then maybe that is just me and I wasn't invited to the parties? I think you can find whatever you are looking for in any school- but certainly I think you can say that Kellogg grads have a fair mix of extroverts and social people- but I think in a very good way! The best way to get a sense of this is to visit the school and stay for a weekend if you can and observe/talk to students to get a sense of the culture at each school you are interested in!
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20 Feb 2017, 19:46
Kellogg certainly has a an active social life like many other programs. I would say that as an alum in my experience some opted into the social activities and others did not. It never felt like there was an onerous amount of peer pressure. Your two years in Evanston can really be whatever you want them to be which is one of the past aspects of the student experience there
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