Classmates are very bright, curious and come from a broad array of interesting backgrounds both professionally and personally. While the total class size is very large (900+ students). Being divided into sections of 90 students with whom you spend every classroom hour your first year and countless social hours creates a fun close-knit group.
Case method is very engaging and facilitates a ton of learning even though it is frequently at a high level (not as tactical or technical). Participation (and attendance) is a huge part of your grade so everyone, for the most part, shows up prepared and engaged. Academics as a result are a bit more time-consuming than I anticipated but the classes have been great. Have 2-3 cases a day 5 days a week (some days off for holidays and "career search" are sprinkled throughout the semester).