Location
Baltimore, MD
Undergrads
5,866
Tuition
$43,390
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Academics: The workload is very tough. If you don't want to work hard at Hopkins, be a poly sci major. Otherwise, welcome to hell.

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Campus Dining: There needs to be more places to eat on campus. There is only one cafeteria/dining hall, which puts pressure on the smaller establishments. Learn to like Subway, Chipotle and Uni Mini mart, as they will be staples of your diet.

College Student

Facilities: All the facilities are very nice. The athletic center could have more basketball courts, but that is just my opinion.

College Student

Campus Strictness: They don't want you to get caught. If you get caught drinking or smoking, the first couple offenses are usually just a slap on the wrist, although they may make it seem more severe.

College Student

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are pretty nice. Wolman and McCoy are nicer but do not provide the college dorm atmosphere that I think every freshman should experience.

College Student

Greek Life: Greek Life is huge on campus. Most athletes and people who go out are involved in Greek life.

College Freshman

Diversity: This campus is as diverse economically, ethnically, ideologically, politically, and sexually as a campus could possibly get.

College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene is as integral a part of campus and campus life here as it is at any school. A lot of kids do them, and a lot of kids end up trying them eventually. There's more drug use in the off-campus housing, I think.

College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Baltimore is a nice city in certain areas and, overall, an enjoyable place to be. The Inner Harbor offers endless options of things to do for anyone who lives here or is visiting. Right down the road are Towson and Loyola, and about 40 minutes south is the University of Maryland. We interact with Loyola and Towson University a lot but have very limited contact with Maryland unless we decide to go down there.

College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are not too many hot girls, but there are a couple cute ones here and there.

College Freshman

Diversity: This is a very diverse campus with students coming from all ethnic and financial backgrounds.

College Freshman

Computers: Students should bring their own computers, but the Internet is fast, and the computer labs are always available.

College Freshman

Campus Strictness: First-time offenders of the drinking policy get a letter sent to them and that's pretty much it. I'm not familiar with the policy beyond that point or with the drug policy.

College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life tends to be about half of the nightlife on campus. Non-Greek students have the privilege of going to parties and events about every other weekend, and students involved in Greek life have the ability to party or interact every night.

College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Both the guys and girls here are nerdy and not very social. However, this cannot be said about everyone. And, in general, the girls are not attractive. There is a good amount of diversity, but the Asian demographic seems to dominate.

College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere is a typical fast-paced city. We have the Inner Harbor, many nightlife scenes, and nearby colleges. As Johns Hopkins is in the city, there are some bad places in Baltimore that one must avoid at all costs. Towson and Loyola are both nearby, and I do interact socially with students from these schools.

College Freshman

Athletics: Varsity sports are good, and some are nationally renowned. Intramural sports are fun and easily accessible.

College Freshman

Athletics: Lacrosse is very big because of its D-I status. All our other sports are also pretty big, being that we excel in many of them.

College Student

Drug Safety: You can find drugs, but you're going to have to search a bit. Drugs are not a big part of this school.

College Student

Computers: Students should bring their own computers. The network often gets busy at the library, and it is impossible to get Internet access for hours. The computer labs are usually empty, and their computers work well.

College Student

Academics: Some of the teachers are good, but others are just here for the research and not to teach. The workload is very low for some majors, but high for others. Exam weeks get pretty intense. We are known for our medical and engineering programs, which are very difficult.

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College Student

Athletics: Lacrosse is the only sport that really gets recognized, and it is the only D-I sport here. But, almost all of the other athletic programs have winning seasons. This school has had great athletic achievements recently.

College Student

Local Atmosphere: The city can get dangerous if you venture a few blocks in any direction. Towson and Loyola are nearby, and they are fun to visit, and these students will often come to fraternity parties.

College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I have not encountered anything, so based on that, if you aren't an idiot and don't do dumb things when you're drunk, you'll be fine.

College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of weird people at Hopkins. Many have social disorders or something like that, but there are a select few-maybe 20 to 30 percent-who are social and attractive.

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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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