Location
Baltimore, MD
Undergrads
5,866
Tuition
$43,390
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 1060 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 Recent Alumnus

Computers: It's a good idea to have your own computer (especially a laptop) so you can take notes during class and write essays/do homework wherever you are the most comfortable. I found it easiest to have my own printer so that I wouldn't have to rush to the library to print things before class or when I was studying at home, but it's not necessary.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: There are many off-campus dining options (which is a good thing, since there are so few on-campus options). We have everything from a 24-hour Subway to Chiptole and Potbelly to stand-alone restaurants, including Tambers, One World Cafe, Carma's Cafe, and the Papermoon Diner. The stand-alone restaurants and cafes tend to be a bit more expensive than the chains, but they offer Indian cuisine, American diner food, many vegetarian options, and much more!

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3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: JHU is a very challenging school; many, many students are considering pursuing medical degrees, which engenders lots of competition within science courses (which are also huge - most contain 300 or more students). More creative classes (languages, English, art history, etc.) tend to be smaller, with faculty who are very dedicated to their research and to their students.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Students are required to live on campus for the first two years, which is supposed to engender community building and help everyone get situated to the school and to Baltimore. Some dorms are more social than others, so it's good to ask current students about their experience to decide where to live. Most of the dorms offer private bathrooms within the suites (excluding the freshman-housing AMRs, which use communal hallway bathrooms), and all the sophomore-housing dorms include some type of kitchen (ranging from a sink and stove-top to a fully-loaded kitchen, with oven and fridge). The housing process is done by lottery, so you can end up with your last choice, but everyone survives! After sophomore year, nearly everyone lives in off-campus housing, which ranges from very high-end to very average, but most buildings are acceptable.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I love my major and will definitely choose again if i was given another chance

3 College Freshman

Majors: I hate that career center lady who won't match me with an alumni

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Parking: I actually don't know because i live on campus. but i heard ppl complain so,,,

4 College Freshman

Facilities: It's good but why is this survey so long omg........

4 College Freshman

Facilities: I think our buildings are new enough with great tech.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Well i don't think we've got the best guys or anything. It's hopkins, you don't go here for guys.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school - from academics to greek life. I wish everyone can stop being pessimistic, and be happy.

2 College Freshman

Campus Dining: NO VARIETY AND FFC IS ALWAYS OILY. DON'T EVEN TRY.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: I love our academics- challenging and fulfilling as an engineering student.

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Baltimore is a dangerous city, and Hopkins is in midtown, which is far from everywhere.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: People in my sorority is extremely supportive but sororities here don't have housing, which is a loss

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Health and wellness center is infamous for their poor quality

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2 College Freshman

Transportation: Having a car is vital for traveling to anywhere other than inner harbor and Towson

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Small. And with an annoying suitemate I just hate my dorm life.

4 College Freshman

Computers: It's good, too many people complain about wifi, which is not bad compared to other schools (UVirginia, Colorado College, for example)

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports? What sports? Seriously there is only lacrosse, which is a ridiculous sport anyway

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Come on too few people in this school drink. this is a problem.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Most of the days sunny, a few showers but mostly nice.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: There's no bar scene after loyola cops busted maxie's. Frats are okay as long as you know brothers there.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: We end up being always in Chipotle after sophomore year ----- said a senior

5 College Freshman

Academics: It's prestigious for a reason. Brilliant professor, TAs and peeps.

1 person found this useful Report
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Dan White
Hometown
Glen Rock, NJ
Major
International Studies and Economics
Grad Year
2012
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Students who love Hopkins and students who hate it both recognize that JHU isn’t the school for everyone. Many students believe that classes at JHU are just as hard as Ivy League schools, but they complain that Hopkins professors grade much harder. Many students wish that Hopkins offered grade inflation, as other top schools do, since even people who work hard sometimes end up with low grades. This influences some students to put studying above any social activity, in the hopes of being one of the few people in a class to receive an “A.” Hopkins offers a variety of social programming, but no one forces students to participate, and there’s no one holding your hand and leading you to fun activities. Even though students complain, most say that they’ve enjoyed being challenged by their experiences at Hopkins.

Hopkins presents a well-rounded experience for most students, but not every student takes advantage of the academic, social, and extracurricular opportunities. Some students wish that Hopkins encouraged students to get involved in all aspects of University life, but once you realize that it doesn’t, you can make your own choices about how you want to spend your time. The school’s academic reputation and its state-of-the-art facilities are strong points at Hopkins. Campus housing and food have been improved considerably in recent years with new constructions popping up.

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