I've just heard that the student body lacked school spirit and was pretty cliquey.
I can't really know, being a parent and from far away, but I think I decoded this "school spirit" thing as follows: UCLA and USC have nationally famous football and basketball teams, so there are huge games on the weekends that inspire big rallies, cheerleading, TV coverage, cars honking horns, and so on.
In nearby Orange County, Chapman students are positive, enthusiastic and involved with each other and their school activities. Different ideas about what consititutes "school spirit."
As for cliquey, I wonder if that isn't just a tired old description about Orange County, in general? Students come from all over the country to Chapman, bringing many ideas. If anything, try to get to know some of the out-of-state kids because they aren't in cliques; how could they be?