The average University student is a little quirky; he or she has a hint of "nerd" in them that allows them to succeed at such an academically rigorous school. Students are also interested in anything and everything, from sports to the arts to music to film to politics to economics. They know how to work hard, but they also know how to blow off steam and enjoy themselves. Because there are so many different people, there is definitely a group somewhere to fit in with. People are usually pretty friendly; however, you do have some people that are socially awkward. A life spent immersed in schoolwork means that social skills can be lacking. These people, though, are only a small portion, and on the whole, the general student body is social, outgoing, and well rounded, creating a vibrant social scene.
The girl-to-guy ratio is pretty even. People date on campus, but if you go through your four years without having dated a fellow student, that wouldn’t be abnormal. The relationship scene is pretty relaxed. There is some exclusive dating, but there are also random hookups. Really, the social and dating scene at the University of Chicago is whatever you make of it. If you’d rather spend your Saturday night in the library, you won’t feel like there is a big social scene. But if you choose to explore campus activities and go out on weekends, you’ll have a great time.