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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Several new buildings, but the pricing can be outrageous.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Plenty of parties if you are looking for them, but not necessary for student experience.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not enough variety within close range, also not that great of prices.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Not too strict about anything, just safety concerns.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid promised a specific amount when I first applied for the school, that amount then changed (decreased) when I accepted their offer, then changed once more (decreased again) promptly before the first few weeks of school. I understood that all of the numbers before the amount was actually due were just "estimates" but I found it quite obnoxious that the amount I owed the school more than quadrupled from the time that I applied to the time that I entered. Even after contacting the school and informing them of my hardship to pay the amount asked for, nothing changed and ZERO efforts were made to help accommodate my financial NEED, something that factored in very much so in my initial acceptance of their offer.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The variety for freshman dinning was not that great as the FFC was always busy and had quite repetitive foods.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some dorms previously did not have a/c, now all of them do.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not much within walking distance

4 College Freshman

Administration: Not super intrusive but firm when necessary

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Slightly expensive for AMRs but rest have good variety

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The administration could definitely be better at handling sexual assault on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm a member of Greek Life on campus and I could not be more thrilled with the experience. I have made so many connections and friends and it has been an amazing support system for me.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties are good. I always feel safe. I think its a great fun way to meet other students, and relieve stress.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The administration very much treats all the students as adults who are responsible for themselves. They are willing to help if you need them.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: As long as you are open and honest and willing to talk to the financial aid office, you will most likely be able to receive the aid that you need. They want you to be able to go to this school.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: While there are some very nice dining options on campus, many of these close early or are not open at time when the average college student eats, which is typically fairly late at night. Also, the healthy choices can be hard to come by.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: university is trying to shut down Greek life, but it is so great.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: my high school has bigger and nicer facilities

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: lots of options around the city

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: there are like no parties

1 College Sophomore

Administration: they need to be more lenient about some things

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4 College Junior

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

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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.

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4 College Freshman

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

2 people found this useful Report
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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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