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Reviews 1124 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There's no bar scene after loyola cops busted maxie's. Frats are okay as long as you know brothers there.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: We end up being always in Chipotle after sophomore year ----- said a senior

5 College Freshman

Academics: It's prestigious for a reason. Brilliant professor, TAs and peeps.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: A lot of my friends are on scholarships and some of them are on full ride, which is really hard.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of apartments and houses to consider

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are rich kids but they stick together. And usually Asian kids, international kids and jocks stick to themselves

4 College Freshman

Majors: There are a lot of research opportunities if you are anything related to medicine, public health, neuro or biology.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Not have gained a true feel of environmental engineering yet, but the courses are all rigorous enough

3 College Freshman

Administration: I've got a bunch of friends who were put on probation because of either having alcohol in the dorms or drinking till they pass out and sent to hospitals by hopcops. Cops are very good at shutting down parties and busting smoking

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5 College Student

Majors: I like it, i just wish it was respected

1 College Student

Majors: I got it on my own and it's only worth 1 credit.

5 College Student

Academics: work load is difficult and writing sems is amazing, but not what the school is known for.

3 College Student

Weather: just like any mid atlantic state, colder than I thought it'd be. very hot in september and may

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1 College Student

Greek Life: Almost joined greek life, thank goodness i didn't. It is a way to meet people, but not the only way

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1 College Student

Diversity: lots of international students, but majority of rich WASPs

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1 College Student

Majors: I love writing sems and english, but they are not the focus here. Humanities really take a back seat.

3 College Student

Majors: I have an internship for the summer but only for one credit. I am reconsidering attending hopkins because of its lack of writing focus

3 College Student

Local Area: Baltimore is quirky, but dangerous like any city. I prefer exploring Hamden than stewing inside the Hopkins bubble

1 College Student

Athletics: Seriously wish there was more school spirit. even these legendary lacrosse games have a lame turn out

1 College Student

Party Scene: Dominated by greek life, often awkward

1 College Student

Administration: It is very inhibitory for students not involved in Greek Life and under legal drinking age, but once 21 there are off campus bars

3 College Freshman

Transportation: There are shuttles that run between the different braches of JHU (although undergraduates won't need to go other campuses except for research) and there is the collegetown shuttle that will take you to the mall, target, grocery stores and other colleges.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of groups represented here and some crossover, but for the most part groups stick together.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The academic experience here is great! There are tons of support options for those who need it. Very little grade inflation, but they want you to get the best grade that you can (and deserve).

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the buildings, which typically aren't the most social, but they are still a great community.

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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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