Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University


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Brendan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that you like the school you pick and that you feel comfortable there. DO NOT get sucked into rankings and prestige...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that you like the school you pick and that you feel comfortable there. DO NOT get sucked into rankings and prestige of the schoool.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is hard-working but kows how to relax when needed so that they can have some fun.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The prestige, job placement and research avaiable here.

Ashley
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

There is a colleg out there for everyone. You should starting thinking about college by your junior year in high school. Make...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

There is a colleg out there for everyone. You should starting thinking about college by your junior year in high school. Make a list of all the things that you want out of the experience- academics, social, setting, etc.- and try to match that with various schools. Take visits and then make a list of all the things you liked and didn't like. I think that when you find the right school you get a tingly sensation and you know that is where you want to be. Once you get accepted and are on campus, don't limit yourself to things you already have done. Try everything! It is a great way to meet people and have a wonderful time. Go to sporting events, plays, and speeches. Join a musical, political, or special interest group. How much you enjoy college is a direct result of how much you are willing to put yourself out there.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

going to one of the finest institutions in the world

What kind of person should not attend this school?

lazy, unmotivated, won't go to class, party animal, drug user, not serious, won't study, unfocused

Kimberly
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you choose the school that you feel is right for you, not the one that your friends or parents think is right.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you choose the school that you feel is right for you, not the one that your friends or parents think is right.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Grades are all that matter to most students. There isn't a large social scene on campus.

Chris
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a school that appeals to you both academically and location/weather wise.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a school that appeals to you both academically and location/weather wise.

Carlos
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Location is key because an excellent surrounding environment creates a safe and worthwhile college experience. Visiting campu...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Location is key because an excellent surrounding environment creates a safe and worthwhile college experience. Visiting campuses and learning about where you plan to spend the next 4 years of your life is so important. Every city has their culture and it would be a shame to not enjoy walking the streets of your home. College is about expression and taking risks to find out exactly who you are and what you will become. Go far away from home (or don't), just make sure you wake up each morning and love the city your in at this critical stage in life.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I knew...about Baltimore. If Johns Hopkins was in San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, Miami...I would have never left school. I could NOT live in Baltimore. I knew I would be out and only back to visit for Alumni Events.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The surrounding community. Baltimore definitely had its nice areas and tourist attractions, however there were too many surrounding areas that created an unsafe community. Staying on campus was one thing, but venturing off three blocks after dark could potentially create a dangerous situation. Homewood campus is amazing, the buildings and quads are breath-taking, but certain outsiders in the surrounding area have caused security measures on campus to strengthen. It was also an intense academic 4 years.

Jennifer
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Work hard, play hard, then work harder.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Work hard, play hard, then work harder.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Life is what you make of it, and college is no different. Make sure that whatever school you accept has all the resources you need to be happy, and if you're not happy well ... you can always transfer. Life is too short to be miserable and college is too expensive to waste. So know yourself well, get to know your school well, and remember that there's nothing productive in stressing out. Everyone has a different experience as well. I know plenty of people who are unhappy at my school, but they don't make an effort to be otherwise. Don't be one of those. I'm convinced that more than half of life is discovering who you are and what you're about, and you're never going to figure that out if you're hiding out in the library letting some test or assignment control your life. That being said, with the right attitude, you can benefit equally from any school you attend, regardless of rankings or class size or location.

What's unique about your campus?

Among my friends, there is no lack of exciting, intellectual conversation, nor is there a lack of excting, crazy partiers.

Keith
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The perfection of the manicured grounds and symetrical mirror imaged buildings, resembles just a sliver of the larger culture...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The perfection of the manicured grounds and symetrical mirror imaged buildings, resembles just a sliver of the larger culture at Hopkins. I chose hopkins because it would force me to find my most efficient form and grow to estabilsh myself in a field that would make a difference for society. Hopkins also showed me that you could be uptight person in school, while still having a great time at partys and bars. The student body has a small but interesting community of kids smart, or so good at cheating the sysytem that they could graduate on time and still party.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would suggest you talk to current students more and ask questions about the general level of happiness on campus. Try talking to students at the coffee place on your trip to see the campus and ask them if they are happy and if they wish they had made a different choice. If the majority say they are unhappy then keep looking.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Johns Hopkins was that while learning from some of the most qualified professors in the world, you also learn how to be an adult, to challenge yourself and fulfill your full potential in life. Hopkins forces its students to take a leap of faith into the unknown. You really dont know if you are going to suvive the experience, but when you do you feel like a new person that can surive anything the world throws your way.

Patrick
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important considerations in choosing a school are not only its ability to prepare you for your desired path in life ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important considerations in choosing a school are not only its ability to prepare you for your desired path in life (naturally), but also its capacity to help you finish maturing into the adult you are meant to be. The easy part is finding one that provides you with the caliber and type of education you want, simply because that is the primary and most advertised role of any school. However, after four years of a school that places total emphasis on the pursuit of a higher GPA, and reams of details to memory, I find that the second role of college is greatly overlooked, even though it is every bit as important. No matter how open-minded and flexible your community at home may be, it is not until the unbounded freedom of college that who you really are tends to develop. You need to find the time at school, while not sacrificing academics, to connect with people, to explore the interests that will appear, and to generally live life. Leave the serious worries for after graduation, and learn to appreciate your true character today.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had really fully understood the negative atmosphere here. People are bitter and pretentious, and it is wearing to live with day in and day out for several years. This school can be a pain until you find some people worth spending time with.

What kind of person should attend this school?

This school is meant for students who are willing to put personal life and issues on the wayside in order to commit to studies. If you feel that you still have a lot of personal growth to do (and I feel that everyone while that young), this school may not be a good fit for you.

Cameron
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go for the best college you're interested in. If you're going to go there, put the work in, and pay to do it you might as wel...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go for the best college you're interested in. If you're going to go there, put the work in, and pay to do it you might as well shoot for that top-teir education that will help you get the job you really want once you're done. If you're torn between two choices, whether it's what school to go to or what major to choose, don't worry, it's not the end of the world. Make your choice and know that if it ends up that you would really rather go with the other option, or maybe go with an option you didn't think of before, you can. You can change schools, majors, career paths. Make sure that whatever you're doing, wharever you're going, you're happy doing it. If you're miserable while you're getting to where you're going, you'll probably be miserable once you get there. Try to think about what you really enjoy doing, and pick a school that will help you learn how to do that better. Try new things, figure out what you really like, and always try your hardest.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about Hopkins is where it is situated in the city. Unfortunately it is kind of surrounded by poorer neighborhoods and that sometimes makes it to get out and see the more interesting sites in surrounding Baltimore.

Heba
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Johns Hopkins provides excellent resources for students who take the initiative to take advantage of them.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Johns Hopkins provides excellent resources for students who take the initiative to take advantage of them.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choosing the right college is a difficult process. Perhaps the most important consideration is practical matters such as affordability, availability of desired majors, location, etc. After taking these factors into account, school visits, etc. can help decide which school is right for a student. I found speaking to current students to be a good way of learning more about a college.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Johns Hopkins is very competitive and grade-oriented.

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