Lenny (or others) -- what's the social life like there? i'll be 26 when i start and, although i like to drink socially, i'm a little past the frat scene type atmosphere. is the social life drinking centered? are most of the students fresh out of college? are they pretty mature? is the student body intellectual?
Social life is alco-centric, in general. I wouldn't necessarily describe it as "frat-like," though. There are a lot of school-sanctioned drinking events (a Halloween party last night, for instance, and IM football). It's more of a definite "party hard, play hard" attitude, for sure. There are plenty of people here that don't drink, though, and plenty of people that don't drink very much.
As for the stats on students fresh out of college, I don't know numbers, but quite a few took some time off to work/get other degrees/chill. Maturity level is subjective, as is intellectual prowess, but you basically have a full spectrum on that end wherever you go. Sometimes the two are mutually exclusive, as I've heard many a nuanced interpretations of UCC provisions used as a punchline for a sex joke. All in all, I think the admissions office does a good job of not just getting smart people, but getting interesting ones as well. Most everyone is very smart, but also well-rounded.