Baltimore, MD
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3 College Senior

Scholarships: Money is a big problem to me. Even though I applied to many other scholarships. I never got into one.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Our campus is very beautiful and bright during the day. Most of the student hangs around there during spare time.

2 College Senior

Transportation: The bus service is totally a bad and worst thing that happen to me. Since there is no train station around my house, I have to take nearby bus and transfer to another bus and walk about 5-6 blocks.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Most of the guys and girls in my school usually does not care about education. Most of my classmate came to class very late and always complaining about projects and homework.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Even though there are a few things I would change, at the end of the day I really love this school and am really glad I'm here. Hopkins students are genuine, smart, and ambitious. It's a very challenging school and expects the best from it's students, but the administration makes a point to give credit to the accomplishments of it's students and students are generally happy to be here.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are perfectly reasonable. AMRs I and II have pretty social settings and it's easy to get to know everyone in your hall and even your house. AMR III (buildings A and B) are less social. Wolman is newer but further from campus which can be annoying.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The Health and Wellness Center is a few blocks from campus, which is very inconvenient if you're sick and can barely get out of bed. The quality of the caregivers there, however, are pretty good. As for security, there are security guards in several spots on campus as well as the popular "blue lights." The campus itself feels quite safe but it's easy to feel unsafe off campus, particularly at night. Students are aware of this, though, and it's easy to find someone to walk home with/walk you home if you want.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's easy to avoid drugs if you want to; it's also pretty easy to find them if you want to. It depends on the student--no one will pressure you if you're not interested.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Although the Freshman dorms are regulated by RAs, they typically aren't looking to get students in trouble. Other dorms have even less regulation. As long as you're respectful to your RA and the people living around you, there's rarely any trouble.

2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Very expensive and we must find on our own with no assistance from the school.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: We are primarily in one building and it is relatively safe. Our health is left up to us.

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Our group is 80% Asian and some of the best and nicest people I have ever met. We have different interest but common goals.

1 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: We have no campus dining. There is a separate cafeteria in our building.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: When weather is bad, transportation is tough because all students utilize public transportation.

3 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Limited computers provided to students and students must pay for all printing.

2 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Our program is not respected at our school,

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The quality is great in some areas and subpar in others.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: You can get almost anything you want in the area.

1 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Our location receives nothing that the students at the main location receive. We must travel an hour to participate.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Our program is a cohort and very structured for full time students. You cannot take classes unecessarily or waste money as you can at many schools.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: We have no traditional campus but alcohol and drugs are accessible.

1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: All parking is public, very expensive and at the expense of the student. Even the garage at the school is outsourced.

Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: There is no campus life at our location.

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1 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Our school is separate from the actual campus and our students must travel long distances to participate. We must also pay for travel.

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: The school did most of the work for me.

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Dan White
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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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