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Reviews 1258 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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College Junior

Campus Food: I don't really eat on campus

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I live residentially, so getting to class is very easy.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't experienced off campus housing, but I think that upperclassmen are very pleased.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: A few restaurants are around. Subway, Coldstone Creamery, Niwana, and Chipotle are a few. There isn't much else. Everything is super repetitive.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: They do what they need to do, no complaints.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Scholarships: How can a college expect my middle class family to pay full tuition?

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you want to have a social life, you have almost no choice but to go Greek. Once rush starts, all the parties are only for frats and sorority. You have to work to get to a party.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Normally food is not that bad, but there could definitely be more options in the FFC. CharMar is ridiculously expensive.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman housing is not all that bad. The AMR's are traditional dorm style, and I hate that the only common room is in the basement really far away from where anyone actually lives. Plus, you have to go outside, and then back into the same building to get there. Terrible surrounding neighborhood, don't leave campus.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There are tons of great personalities to meet. The students here quickly adapt to the surroundings and outgoing nature of Baltimore and Peabody students.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Local Area: I've grown up in this neighborhood and i attended high school just around the corner. The neighborhood is beautiful and friendly. Full of artists. Events and fun things to do and attend throughout the area.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: You pay for what you get. Most housing options are going to be pretty expensive the closer you want to be to school.

1 person found this useful Report
College Senior

Athletics: There are no sport at Peabody Conservatory of John Hopkins University

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are lots of different places to choose from along Charles street if you're hungry. There are also a few grocery stores nearby if you like to cook for yourself. I enjoy the many options nearby.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Baltimore city, like many other cities has a high crime rate. Other than that i would say the conservatory is a very safe and secure place.

1 person found this useful Report
College Senior

Greek Life: We don't have Greek life at the conservatory

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Local Area: Best place in the world to feel the most advanced political, academoc, and cultural life around Dupont Circle in Washington Dc

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2 College Junior

Athletics: As a graduagraduate program, almost no one participates in such a club. Nonetheless, student body has some clubs for soccer and running.

5 College Junior

Majors: It is no doubt that Washington DC is the best place for gradult students to find their dream jobs and internship opportunities; it is a gold mine!

The reality is that many internships positions in many international organizations are unpaid. If that is the case, JHU SAIS offers the minimum payment as a subsidy to the students as much as 1000 dollars per month.

Favorite choices among students are the World Bank and IMF.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms: Technically, there is no dorm on campus; Jhu SAIS in DC doesn't have one.

Best/worst options: NA

Amenities: NA

Social atmosphere: you can enjoy high level city life in DC.

Cost and convenience: paying much, enjoying a huge convenience.

Easiness: walk-in room findings are popular and mostly successful.

5 College Junior

Academics: Professors: World best professors who are influential in the US.

Curriculum: Robust and demanding, but tailored to the needs of students.

Registration process: Easy and computer based.

Worklord: Reading and writing requires a lot of time.

Special study options: Early gradulation and more than one specification are possible.

Popular study areas: Finance and international development.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Pros and Cons: Generally expensive but proximate to amenities in life.

Availability: There are almost always rooms for rent available.

Convenience: It could be old enough to be inconvenient, but you can bear with it.

Cost: Obviosuly expensive but it depends.

Parking: Limited and expensive if not guaranteed.

Safety: Very safe.

*School helps find possible roommates and rooms for rent via its own website.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Cost: Various but relatively expensive.

Convenience: Walking distance or transportation.

Student DC: Favorable to students.

Variety: Food of international sorts are possible.

Best places: Shackshake burger and Chipotle

2 College Junior

Scholarships: The finanacial situation does not seem very robust. Limited admission letters are with financial aids and almost all scholarships are not need-based but merit-based.


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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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