The students at Elmhurst are quite diverse in terms of personality. There are jocks, nerds, intellects, band geeks, theater kids, and everything in between. Despite the wide range of personalities, most Elmhurst students are accepting and kind. You won’t see the snobby attitude that students from some schools have. Most Elmhurst students are also motivated—anyone who slacks off either drops out or loses their scholarships, so they usually learn their lesson after first semester.
The dating scene varies depending on your friends. A considerable amount of students are in long-term relationships off and on campus. Hookups on campus do happen, but they decrease during the school year because many of the people who are into hookups get with one another. And, since only around 1,100 students live on campus, the inevitable circle happens pretty quickly. There are many other colleges around with the same situation, so Elmhurst students often hook up or form relationships with other area college students.