I'm seriously so conflicted about Elon. I love it and I hate it all at once. Academically, it's great. Socially, it's a disaster. That might just be me, because I'm not a huge partier, I'm not super rich, and I'm not all that preppy or into the Greek scene. Academically, I love my programs. Being a bio and ESS double major is a lot of work, but worth it. Most my professors have been pretty good- most are really passionate and dedicated. A few have brought dedicated to a totally new realm! One of my professors comes in on Sundays to hold review sessions for the students. Another one of my professors makes sure to respond to emails all the way up to midnight, in case we have homework questions. Exceptional. I met a couple profs that I really clicked with and have begun research with one. We have an undergraduate cadaver lab, which many other schools don't have.
And I even have enjoyed the core curriculum classes. I took a really interested literature class over winter term and being a science person, I thought it would be torture. But no, it was so fascinating and my professor was actually one of the best professors I've ever had. So my answer when people ask me if I love Elon is that academically, it's great. It really has been great in that regard.
I haven't used the SPDC much yet. Can't report on that.
Can't report on many of the "Elon Experiences" either, except for research and service. Elon Volunteers is amazing & research is totally possible to get involved with if you take the initiative.
My biggest complaint about Elon is I really wish students were as intellectually curious as I am. I feel like people find my work ethic and love for learning to be out of place and "weird" and I really wish I was at a college where it was more acceptable. (Ex. One time I dozed off in the library studying for an exam late on a Thursday night. A few drunk girls walked in on their way home from the bar and I woke up to them scoffing and laughing obnoxiously. Not ok.)