- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Environmental Sciences
- Gender: M
- High School: Walt Whitman High School
- Transfer Student: N
Overall as a school I love Elon. The students there are incredibly friendly and the campus is outrageously beautiful. It is a great size so you will most likely see someone you know on the way to class, but can also meet new people all the time. The one thing I would change is the heavy security. Elon is trying to change its appeal as a party school by increasing the number of security, and as a result cited almost half of the incoming freshman clas. In my building every suite has been busted with the exeption of one.The town of Elon is very small if you are looking for a bustling urban setting this is not for you. The town is basically the college with a few resturaunts and bars, but personally I like it this way because there is not a lot of distractions and older people always around campus. The biggest contraversy on campus was the public masturbater, who last year almost every weekend got away after exposing himself to a girl. There is a lot of school pride and almost everyone I met loves the school, but there is not a lot of pride in the sports team and althought you can get into the games, most people dont.
The academics at Elon are suprisingly rigorous. Students work several hours a day on work almost every day. The classes are small with no more than thirty students in one class. You get to know your proffesor and they are very friendly and approachable. My favorite class this year was World Religions because in this class, like many of my classes, the teachers are more concerned about intelectual discussion and theory more than memorizing facts and taking tests all the time. My major is Environmental Science and although it is a newer feild of study, Elon has done a fantastic job staying current with environmental issues, technologies, and theories. I enjoy going to class and I feel that it adequately prepares me for a proffessional career after college.
Although there is not a lot of diversity racially or socio-economically, I have found that the student body is quite diverse intelectually. Many students come from different backgrounds and this leads to great discussion in and out of class. Some students choose to not interact with those different from themselves but I found it very easy to find and make friends with different kinds of students. Most students tend to be liberal, wealthy, white upper-class students from the east coast. I dont know of any kind of student that would feel out of place at Elon even with the diversity it offers.
The Best Things
The students and the campus
The Worst Things
The exess security