CLU’s small student population creates an intimate, tight-knit community among students. Most students are down-to-earth and often reach out to those whom they haven’t met. It’s rare to find students who keep to themselves. The student demographics are very diverse, and there are students who come from as far as Thailand to as close as Arizona. Student diversity helps to build tolerance and lends to the school's close community feel.
The Southern California sun keeps students tan, with healthy, glowing skin. Students take care of themselves and are always well-groomed. Many students are attractive, which of course leads to hookups and long-term relationships. Relationships are more common than hookups, and many CLU couples will tell you that they’ve been together since their freshman year. Promiscuity levels differ from student to student; hookups are not looked down upon and neither is being single or in a long-term relationship. Students are respectful of each others’ sexual orientations and encourage others to be themselves.