The New Ivies 2012 Page 3

These top 10 schools are the next generation of excellence

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

“When I tell people I go to Hopkins, they ask me what type of doctor I want to be. Just because we have the greatest medical school in America does not mean that’s all we have to offer!” You’ll hear this a lot from Johns Hopkins students - they want you to know there’s more to this Baltimore school than just medicine. “As an International Relations major, I have access to some of the greatest minds in the nation.” “Social sciences and humanities are often overlooked – we’re actually in the top ten for a lot of humanities programs.” And so on, and so on. But, no matter what their major, all of the students at Hopkins are driven. “We all came to Hopkins because it’s going to get us where we want to be. It will get us into med school, to law school, to that big investment banking firm. We know it will get us there.” Until it does, Hopkins students hang out in the city of Baltimore. “The great thing about Hopkins is that it has both a campus and a city atmosphere. Baltimore is not a huge city, but it constantly surprises you and DC is just a short way away.” And, as with any school, Hopkins takes all types. “There are depressed people here, competitive people, people who cry over bad grades and do not have adequate communication skills … and there are also outgoing people, people who are happy in the library all the time, people who are committed to the ten volunteer activities they head.” Overall, students tend to agree. “JHU is an all-around great university, offering great experiences. It’s academically challenging, but ultimately very rewarding.”