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Chicago, IL
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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are plenty of attractive guys & girls of all sorts of styles (except perhaps preppy). If you make the time, you can find a very fulfilling relationship.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The people you meet here are the best. These are the people you want to know forever.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are plenty of attractive students here, and enough of them that it's completely possible to find attractive people to hook up with/amazing people to date. I'm in a long-term relationship that started last year, and I have plenty of friends who have frequent hookups with attractive people. That said, there are of course plenty of nerdy/awkward/socially unaware types, but it's definitely less the norm than it used to be.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The girls are kind of cute, but I am in a relationship so I don't really look.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: I have good friends. Everyone seems every nice and helpful.

2 people found this useful Report

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1st
    Smartest Guys
  • 4th
    Smartest Girls
  • 75th
    Most Creative/Artsy Girls
  • 150th
    Most Creative/Artsy Guys
  • 649th
    Friendliest Girls

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Liane Rousseau
Cincinnati, Ohio
English Language and Literature
Grad Year
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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.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Various methods are available through the Student Care Center, though only during the week. You can call and anonymously get prescriptions for birth control or the morning-after pill sent to the local Walgreens. Also, there are always condoms available for any student to take for free.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Fraternities
  2. House lounge
  3. In line for "Dollar Milkshakes"
  4. Intramural sports
  5. The quad on a nice day
  6. Class
  7. Gym
  8. Library
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Apartments
  2. Fraternity parties
  3. Library book stacks
  4. The quad
  5. Your room
Social Scene
The social scene at the University of Chicago is incredibly diverse. People spend their weekend nights doing a ton of different things, ranging from staying in and having a study party to going out to one of the fraternities and not coming home until 5 a.m. There really is something for everyone, and most people are fairly social. The difference comes from people's definition of what "social" is. For some people, "social" is a movie night in; for others, "social" is a crazy night downtown going bar hopping. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, you'll find people to go out with you.
Hookups or Relationships?
There are a ton of different types of relationships. Some people date seriously, and if you kiss someone on the bridge over Botany Pond, you'll marry them. However, there are also a lot of random hookups. Some of them happen at the fraternity and apartment parties on campus. Because the campus is small, it might seem like there are more random hookups than there actually are.
Dress Code
Whatever you wear on campus, there will be someone in a similar outfit. People come to class in heels, some in sweats. Some are in between with jeans and sweatshirts. The school attracts all types of people, so you will also have some random crazy outfits. However, once winter hits, everyone is in boots and a big coat. There aren't a ton of different options when it's 20 F outside.
Did You Know?
The motto on campus is: "University of Chicago students do it theoretically."

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 44 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 47 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 47 responses

  • 25% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 20% Casual dating at your school
  • 15% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 12% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 9% Long-distance relationship
  • 9% None
  • 7% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Casual dating at a neighboring school

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 46 responses

  • 0% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 22% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 48% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 30% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 5 responses

  • 38% Classes
  • 38% House/Dorm
  • 25% Parties

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 6 responses

  • 67% Everyone has something interesting about them
  • 17% No one PRETENDS to care about anything
  • 17% Extremely Liberal
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