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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: People are pretty fair-looking, it's not exactly Fashion Week but people look better than they did in high school. Most people dress fairly preppy except for the schlubbier contingent but even then they're usually wearing Sperrys. People are interested in lacrosse, talking about their futures/complaining about their classes, and getting shitfaced on weekends. Social life is what you make of it--if you're social you'll have a good time but if you're more of a homebody, nobody's gonna judge you. People either date intensely (as in, 3 year relationships) or just hook up, there's never really an in-between.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls have a variety of different interests.

1 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The girls at Johns Hopkins are not very attractive.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It is very diverse and a nice environment. Students are friendly and they are focused on school more than other things.

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.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 26th
    Smartest Guys
  • 41st
    Smartest Girls
  • 673rd
    Party Girls
  • 813rd
    Party Guys
  • 985th
    Friendliest Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Dan White
Glen Rock, NJ
International Studies and Economics
Grad Year
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People get accepted into Hopkins because of their intelligence, not because of their attractiveness. That isn’t to say that there aren’t attractive people at Hopkins. The biggest difference is that students at Hopkins pay less attention to their appearance than students at other schools. There’s no one type of person that dominates Hopkins: There are preppy people, jocks, and foreign students. Girls like the near 1-to-1 ratio of guys to girls, and it isn’t hard to meet people of the opposite sex since almost all dorms are coed. In the AMRs, there is a decent number of hookups, but many of them aren’t too serious. By sophomore year, there are less hookups and more relationships, which tend to be based on common interests, not looks. Even so, many students go through Hopkins without having a boyfriend or girlfriend. If you are upset by the selections at Johns Hopkins, you can easily travel to several other area colleges to meet more people.

On the whole, Hopkins is a pretty average campus when it comes to looks. There aren’t many, if any, models running around, and there’s a running joke on campus about the pick-up line for attractive people being, “You must go to Towson/Loyola.” The population is diverse, so there’s no traditional look. Most of the students are pretty down-to-earth and studious. Even if you don’t end up dating anyone, you will, at the very least, make friends with members of the opposite sex.

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Social Scene
Generally, Johns Hopkins is unfairly judged. JHU is a school with many serious students, but Baltimore is a city with a lot of fun clubs and bars, which creates a "work hard, play hard" environment. There really isn't any social scene Sunday through Wednesday, but Thursday through Saturday is a blast. During freshman year, there's a lot of interaction between the sexes because all freshman housing is coed. Greek life isn't dominant, but the fraternities are right off campus and throw fun parties. The city is definitely a blast once you are 21, but there are clubs that are 18-and-up to get into, as well. If you are willing to take a 10-minute cab ride, you can even reap the benefits of hanging out with cute members of the opposite sex at both Loyola and Towson. Overall, Johns Hopkins has a great social scene, as long as you don't trap yourself in the library.
Hookups or Relationships?
Hookups are most common freshman year, especially in the AMRs. When students want to hook up with someone they don't know as well, they often go to frat parties. Many students enter Hopkins with boyfriends or girlfriends at other schools, and prefer these relationships because they take up less time. Time is the major barrier that prevents more students from wanting relationships. Relationships do occur, however, usually arising from friendships in dorms, classes, or extracurricular activities.
Dress Code
The daily dress code is very casual. Both guys and girls wear jeans and khakis to class and around campus. Guys generally wear T-shirts or button-down shirts, and girls usually wear T-shirts, sweaters, or tank tops. Because many students have professional internships, it is also not uncommon to see sport coats or skirts around campus, especially on Thursdays and Fridays, when many students don't have classes. When going to bars or parties, girls usually dress up more than guys, wearing high heels, skirts or nice pants, and cute shirts.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 53 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 52 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 55 responses

  • 21% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 15% None
  • 14% Casual dating at your school
  • 11% Long-distance relationship
  • 10% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 8% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 8% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 7% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 4% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 54 responses

  • 6% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 19% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 57% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 19% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 7 responses

  • 43% Join clubs/activites
  • 36% Study together
  • 21% Dorms

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 6 responses

  • 56% Class
  • 44% Parties

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 9 responses

  • 89% Driven
  • 11% Focused
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