Let's get this out of the way: Ithaca is remote. If you're looking for the cosmopolitan MBA experience, this isn't the program for you. But if you're looking for a truly special culture built on collaboration, authenticity and a cohort of people who will take pride in the success of one another, Johnson is a great fit. The emphasis on leadership and sustainability is what brought me there; for others, it was the strength of the investment banking pipeline or the opportunities available through the practicum-based marketing immersion. Certainly Cornell's strengths in engineering are a big draw for b-school students interested in taking classes in other colleges in preparation for a career in tech product management. As an applicant to a number of schools, I spent a lot of time on the phone with alumni asking about how their schools prepared them for the jobs they landed afterward -- in one case, someone told me they could not have scripted a better experience. Having graduated a few months ago with a job beyond my wildest hopes in the beginning, I can say the same. I would suggest to any prospective b-school students that they undertake a similar effort to really get to know the programs, rather than relying on rankings.