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I love this university. The campus is beautiful, the library is one of the nicest I have ever been to and financial aid is great; however, it is a hard university with average test scores about 70% in all classes. One teacher got in trouble because her students were getting grades too high. I do love the people here, it is a very friendly campus.
I'm at Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins, so far I'm loving it! As a performing artist in dance there are many opportunities to not only perform, but to collaborate with musical instruments. It's a great university to be at to be pushed everyday to try something new.
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Hopkins is a great school with great academics. If you find your place and people, your years here will be amazing.
Attending Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing was an excellent experience that provided me with an exceptional education as well as lifelong friendships. I would highly recommend attending if given the opportunity. It was a second degree program for me and we were not at the Homewood campus so I cannot attest to the dorms or campus food. The city of Baltimore was so much fun to be a part of!
This school lives up to its reputation of cut-throat competitive culture, complete with raging stress that has resulted in many of my friends having to take a semester or year off. However, the best thing that can be pulled from this school is its networking power. Drop the name anywhere, and people trust you for no reason in your field of work. If you want to go anywhere in the world, there will be someone in power in he right department to take you there. It has done me good while I've started my career path, even if I did completely loathe the four years I was physically there.
Johns Hopkins is a wonderful institute for students planning to go into medicine. All of the professors really take the time to make sure students are learning the material. It is really easy to set up an appointment with your professors to go over the material, and they are more than willing to help. One of the big downsides is the safety. Baltimore is a crime-ridden and it is very dangerious walking alone at night.
I like the support from the professor. They really are here to help you. The dean is very approachable and wants to make sure your experience is great. There are lots of activities and opportunities to network.
I love that JHU is such an inclusive campus. Also, the campus is very beautiful all year round. Couldn't be happier with my decision!
My experience with Johns Hopkins University has proven to be positive. The courses are challenging to prepare students for real-world encounters.
The best thing about Hopkins is the great number of career/research opportunities that are available to you. You can quite easily start working in world-class labs starting from your first year of college (not a common opportunity at other schools). However, due to having a big academic focus, the workload gets heavy and there is grade deflation. It stops me from attempting to try out new courses because I'm fearful of bad grades (when college should be a time to explore into your interests). But even so, if you endure that and really take advantage of the numerous career opportunities you have, the effort and work pay off in the end. Also, because you have to try really hard for good grades, you really end up learning a lot academically.

In terms of campus life, unfortunately, Baltimore is not the safest neighbourhood and while the campus is safe, it gets pretty boring. There aren't very many club activities as people are more focused on their academics...
Johns Hopkins is an amazing school, and although the curriculum can be very difficult and is very challenging, the opportunities are endless, especially if you're on the engineering/science/premed path.
Johns Hopkins is a very challenging school, but has many resources to help students succeed. The alumni network is great for connecting students to careers, and professors are willing to help students. The social culture can definitely be improved, along with school spirit.
Various academic resources are available across the spectrum of majors at JHU. Professors and teaching assistants are extremely helpful as long as students are taking initiative to reach out and work hard. There are so many different extracurricular activities it's hard to not find your own little group or place to fit in and thrive.
There is a strong emphasis on academics. A large percentage of the students are constantly stressed about their courses.
This University is a very rigorous one, but the hard work definitely pays off. The study body is quite divided however, and not many students leave the library! Greek life is really good at Hopkins and not as pretentious as some other schools of the same caliber. The athletes don't socialize much with other students, but besides that I have made some great friends!
Lovely camps and great programs. I'd definitely recommend for those wishing to get a higher education in the medical field.
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The school is highly competitive in its academics as all top-20 universities are, but there is a lot of outreach and resources for students to thrive like PILOT and the Learning Den. There is a lack of direct attention from faculty and professors unless you seek it out.
Be prepared to work hard if you want to go here. The vast majority of the students go above and beyond to succeed or else they wouldn't be here. Despite the impressive work ethic of the student body, most students still manage to have a good time on the weekends and after classes. Hopkins' reputation as being a soul sucking university really only applies to the pre-med students who stick it out until senior year, so unless you plan to be one, never fear!
Hopkins is a place most people have a love/hate relationship with. The academics are brutal, and the social life can be limited, but overall the school is filled with brilliant professors and hardworking students. You will rarely find yourself outside the library, but when you do the campus is scenic and has lots of great spaces to hangout outside. Most students are involved in research, which is very easy to find. The club offerings are wide and it’s highly recommended you join some. The social scene is small but lively. Most people looking for more social events join a club or fraternity. Location wise, Baltimore is not the best city or college town, but is at least cheap. There isn’t too much to do in the surrounding area.
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