Make no mistake, I admit that there are people down there who have a "cut-throat" mentality, but they are usually the ones that don't do very well. It's out of despiration that they act the way they do. I was an average student, however, I never had a need to be that way. Although I experienced (first-hand) people doing those things, it never affected my success at Ross. It really doesn't have to. If you just ignore all of it and work hard, success will come at Ross. I feel strongly about that, and where I am today proves it.