Johns Hopkins University Top Questions

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Kathryn

This school has wonderful opportunities for any individual. My favorite thing about Hopkins is that it is very easy to craft your college experience to be whatever you want it to be. The system of distribution requirements makes double, or even triple, majoring miraculously doable, allowing students to pursue diverse interests. Even beyond academics, the student population is so diverse that it is easy to find people to relate to. There aren’t many cliques; even those in different Greek organizations get along well. It also has a small, liberal arts college feel, while still offering valuable opportunities only available at a research institution, like generous research grants. It's also big enough to where students can meet someone new almost every day, but the community still feels tight-knit. While classes can be difficult and stress does accumulate for everyone sometimes, there are still many outlets to have fun that make the college experience at Hopkins very manageable. There are also many ways to relax, like laying on "the beach," a large grassy area at the front of campus on sunny days with friends. Overall, I am extremely satisfied with my experience at Hopkins, both academically and socially.

Kathryn

This school has wonderful opportunities for any individual. My favorite thing about Hopkins is that it is very easy to craft your college experience to be whatever you want it to be. The system of distribution requirements makes double, or even triple majoring, miraculously doable, allowing students to pursue diverse interests. Even beyond academics, the student population is so diverse that it is easy to find people to relate to. There are to "cliques" or anything, even those in different Greek organizations get along well. It also has a small, liberal arts college feel, while still offering valuable opportunites like research. It's also big enough to where I meet someone new almost every day. While it can be quite a lot of worse and stress does pile up for some students, there are still many outlets to have fun that make the college experience at Hopkins very manageable. Overall, I am extremely satisfied with my experience at Hopkins.

Alan

I think this school is a wonderful place. Specifically, Hopkins allows you to pursue academic interests which makes a unique college experience. As an Applied Mathematics and Physics major, the school's absence of a core has allowed me to focus on my passions. That being said, there are aspects of the school I'd like to change. Specifically, most math and science classes are at 8am and have quite a large lecture size so there seems to be an absence of professor student interaction. I love the fact that going to Hopkins has allowed me to form friendships and close relationships with faculty on this campus.

Michelle

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Anna

I love Hopkins, and I can't imagine going elsewhere. The University staff genuinely love helping students, and there's a variety of offices and organizations to help get you situated emotionally, professionally, you name it. The academic programs are rigorous, and most people are dismayed by the lack of grade inflation, but I often hear that Hopkins alumni kick butt in grad school due to the work ethic they acquired during their undergraduate years. If you come from a small school, it may seem daunting to attend a 4,500-person university, but by sophomore or junior year, you'll find that you indirectly know just about everyone. The mentality here is work hard, play hard. The library reaches full capacity around finals, but those same library rats are blackout at the frat or at campus bars as soon as they're finished.

Tina

You definitely get what you pay for at this school. You get a challenging course load and many opportunities to participate in the real world or to do great research. People complain about how hard it is and how much it costs, but in the end, you come out with valuable tools. Not only do you leave this school with a great quality of education, you also leave this school with a sound work ethic and leadership skills that will undoubtedly make you successful wherever you utilize it. Depending on your major, you have the opportunity to either take classes at the grad school, do research on various campuses, or interact with people in Baltimore. Johns Hopkins is a great school and many people know that.

Lauren

Baltimore is the most underrated part of the college experience at Hopkins. When I was an incoming freshman, I thought that Baltimore was boring and dangerous. As a senior, I now know about the great neighborhoods, restaurants, movie theaters and things to do around the city. Academically, Hopkins and Baltimore feed off of eachother--Baltimore is a city-wide classroom for whatever you are studying on campus. Baltimore is also a great social city--really affordable, with a wide range of things to do.

Erica

From the students and staff to the facilities and location, Hopkins is top notch in every regard. The students are driven and intelligent, campus has a comfortable, enthusiastic vibe, the facilities are incredible (and ever-expanding), and Baltimore has so much to offer. There is a wide array of students hailing from every corner of the globe and there is no one mold for the "typical Hopkins student." Any type of person can easily find a niche here at Hopkins and everyone is so welcoming and friendly. The staff members have made prestigious contributions in every field and they really have an enthusiasm to teach the students in their particular subject area. The facilities at Hopkins are state of the art and even more facilities designed for students and by students are currently being constructed. Baltimore has so much to offer Hopkins students: culture, history, music, dining, and more! Baltimore is a great city to live in during your college years and it is so accessible to New York and Washington DC on the weekends! Overall, Hopkins is an amazing university and I'm so glad I chose to attend!

Sarah

I'm constantly impressed with the people I meet every day at Hopkins. All of the students are incredibly smart, talented people, and I've made so many fantastic friends at this school. The professors, despite being leading researchers in their fields, are usually very down to earth and approachable outside of class. The school is a great size - I feel like I know most of the students in my graduating class, but at the same time, Hopkins doesn't feel like a small school at all. There are a ton of opportunities for internships, research, etc: students are very involved with volunteer work on campus and in the community, and it's relatively easy to get a research position at the undergraduate campus, the public health campus, or the medical campus.

Kate

The best thing about Hopkins is the people. The students are talented and passionate; they are super fun. Everyday, I am amazed at the brilliance of the teachers and what I learn in class. It's really cool to be in a place where outstanding discoveries go on everyday.

Miranda

This is a good school for people who care about academics, but who also want to participate in sports/extracurriculars. School does come first here, but people also spend time on other activities. It's a midsized school--you don't know everyone, but you'll recognize some people when you walk around campus. The administration is trying to do more for students, and alums/older students say that things are improving on that front. There's a lot of great people at this school, both students and professors.

Nicholas

I really have enjoyed my time at Hopkins. It has been able to expand my horizons and offer several unique opportunities. The size is just right, large enough that there are still people you haven't met but you can always find a friendly face around. The social life is surprisingly good and there is usually something going on during the weekends. School pride is mainly focused around Lacrosse, but there have been good turnouts for other sports.

Sydney

I'm really glad I chose to come to Hopkins. I've been intellectually challenged to levels that I never knew I would be able to reach. I also now live in the city of Baltimore, which has endless opportunites, not to mention, a great social scene. There are free buses that connect all the colleges and the biggest attractions. And the best thing of all are the diverse group of friends I've made. They all have their own special talents and abilities, but we all come together to make the best college community possible.

Eliza

I love my school, no doubt about it. I love that everyone here holds themselves to a certain level of intelligence and drive. I love that the girl who got a perfect score on her chemistry test can also be found dancing at a frat on a Friday night. I love being in a city but always feeling safe because of the high level of security. I love that we have at least two Division One teams so there is no lack of school spirit. If I could change anything about the school, I would set up dining differently. Currently the dining halls are set up so that each grade is somewhat forced to eat in separate cafeterias. This makes inter-grade bonding a bit difficult. Also the lack of a student union makes students unhappy, although there is discussion currently going on for one to be built in the next few years.

Adam

Johns Hopkins University is a great school because of its diversity and wide range of activities, both academic and extra-curricular.

Connor

Hopkins is actually an awesome school. The campus is absolutely stunning, and there are many resources provided that only students attending a research-oriented university of this caliber are able to experience. Baltimore as a city is very underrated, offering a wide-spectrum of great restaurants, bars, the inner harbor, and sporting venues (Orioles and Ravens stadiums just 15 minutes downtown); all it takes is a little exploring. The least attractive attributes include the general lack of school spirit (i.e. sporting event attendance, student group involvement) and the relatively small social scene.

Jacqueline

Gorgeous campus, particularly at night. Close to major cities on the East Coast, (45 min from D.C. by train, 2 hours from NYC by train) top-notch academics, (our international studies and writing seminars programs are both among the top in the country in addition to all the science-type things one would expect) friendly people.

Kevin

The best thing about Hopkins is the fact that it's such a highly-regarded institution. Because of this, many top-notch students attend this university, opening doors to a wide arrange of networking opportunities. Most people understand both these points, resulting in a few impressed faces during introductions (even if this might be attributed to the "doctor" side of Hopkins). The size of Hopkins is wonderful, both in terms of its student body (about 1200) and campus (about a 10 minute walk across Homewood). However, to get between the different campuses, it's necessary to take the JHMI shuttle. If I had to change something about the school, it would be the public transportation system for students. Being in Baltimore, the options to explore the surrounding areas are vast, but you need to know where you are going and how to get there. JHMI and other shuttles can have somewhat inconvenient schedules, so you'll definitely have to plan ahead. Most of my time on campus is spent either in classes or in the gym. Others, however, do spend a good deal of their time in the library studying; that's just not my preference.

Trisha

I applied Early Decision and can't imagine being anywhere else. I really enjoy being here. That's not to say that some weeks are tougher than others, but I have overall enjoyed my time here.

Ariel

Overall, Hopkins is the perfect balance between having an absolutely beautiful campus and all the amenities of a city. This is a rare combination that truly makes the school special. This is one of the reasons why I love Hopkins. When I am walking to classes in the spring, I cannot help but fall in love with the gorgeous cherry blossoms that line the campus in addition to the beautiful marble and brick buildings. One thing I would change about the school is the library. It goes down below the ground instead of above ground, and I am all about windows. Fortunately, there is a brand new learning commons being built right next to the library. It seems like a great new study center and should be a great addition to the school. My absolute favorite part about Hopkins is the spring semester, especially because of LACROSSE season! If you've never even seen a lacrosse game, that is totally fine, but that WILL change once you get here. You will suddenly transform into the biggest lacrosse fan. Lacrosse is the only sport here that is Division 1 and we are actually very good, like 2nd best school in the country good in terms of the number of NCAA championships we have won. If you want to go to a school with school spirit, you're in luck because Hopkins Lacrosse season is a blast!

Rachel

I think there are a lot of good things about Hopkins, but that it can be also a really hard place at times too. It's a good size, small enough to really feel like you're in a community and can make a difference, but large enough to still always have new people to meet. It's also in a great location. I think Baltimore is a really great college city, and I travel to DC, Philadelphia and New York easily. It's a pretty politically apathetic school however, which can be frustrating at times. A big complaint about Hopkins is just that it's really decentralized. There's not really much Hopkins pride and so there can be a lot of disconnect between people. People make good solid friends, but there's not this big common bond like one sees at a big state school like Michigan. I'd say a lot of kids struggle socially. That being said, there are so many academic opportunities available to students. There are so many research grants people can apply for, and the school really does attract famous people regularly to come and speak. So in that regard, it feels special.

Sara-Lee

When I first got into Johns Hopkins, I was super excited! I was 18 and finally going to be away from home with some freedom and a chance to make my own mistakes. Unfortunately, leaving home means not having your family there one hundred percent of the time. I became extremely homesick and hated being in Baltimore. But over the years, I grew up and learned to love Hopkins. Overall, the school is academically challenging but still fun. Although we're all nerds and need to get our homework done before attending that Friday nights frat party, we manage. With Hopkins, location is everything. Being in the city is great because there are lots to do and lots of different forms of cheap/free transportation. Being a medium sized school with about 5,000 enrollees, it is sometimes hard to see new faces but since we're in the center of a college town, meeting new people off campus is super easy. The administration is supportive of all student endeavors and there are staff that can help you with just about everything. I love being at Hopkins and I am definitely going to miss it when I leave. The lacrosse games, the stressful finals, the international students, and the excessive amount of things to do - academic and otherwise - made it all worth it.

Rachel

I think there are a lot of good things about Hopkins, but that it can be also a really hard place at times too. It's a good size, small enough to really feel like you're in a community and can make a difference, but large enough to still always have new people to meet. It's also in a great location. I think Baltimore is a really great college city, and I travel to DC, Philadelphia and New York easily. It's a pretty politically apathetic school however, which can be frustrating at times. A big complaint about Hopkins is just that it's really decentralized. There's not really much Hopkins pride and so there can be a lot of disconnect between people. People make good solid friends, but there's not this big common bond like one sees at a big state school like Michigan. I'd say a lot of kids struggle socially. That being said, there are so many academic opportunities available to students. There are so many research grants people can apply for, and the school really does attract famous people regularly to come and speak. So in that regard, it feels special.

Elizabeth

I LOVE HOPKINS! I never would've chosen to go anywhere else. It's an awesome city, with so much to do and see. The Inner Harbor is awesome and you can get there for free with various means of free transportation offered around the city. Baltimore is close to New York City and D.C so if you don't like Baltimore you're not stuck here. But, honestly this whole semester I haven't even wanted to leave campus because there's so much awesome stuff to do on campus - sports, plays, outdoors trips, a cappella concerts, parties, etc. Although school spirit isn't a big deal at Hopkins and sports aren't the center point of the school there are so many extracurricular activities you can go to that you will never get bored! One night last week I went straight from class to a jazz concert and then to a pie eating contest and straight to a performance in one of the dining halls and then to an inter mural water polo game at night! If I could change one thing it would be that people actually had school spirit at least with lacrosse. When I tell people I go to Hopkins they usually immediately ask if I'm Pre-Med, which I am not - I am a Sociology Major. But, the humanities departments are so amazing at Hopkins I would never have chosen anything else!

Samita

One of the first things you'll realize about this place, is that it's fun. Despite the academic rigor in place, Hopkins affiliates have a sense of humor. Students regularly receive videos of flash mobs or lip dubs to funny Hopkins jingles. Even the deans and the staff are involved! I remember for April Fool's Day during my sophomore year, Hopkins wrote an article about finally surrendering to frustration and removing the 's' from Johns [Hopkins], and even photoshopped photographs of staff removing the letter 's' from landmark signs. I didn't expect Hopkins to participate (so cleverly!) in April Fool's Day - what highly ranked school really embraces its inner child? Hopkins may surprise you, but it will not bore you.

Ian

I love Hopkins. It's really the perfect size school: not so large that you do not recognize anyone on campus, but not so small that you met your entire class during orientation either. Students here are friendly, brilliantly-smart and talented. The Hopkins name is recognized worldwide (I come from Europe so I have seen this firsthand) for its academic rigor. The nightlife is fun, and Greek life is open to everyone (even those who are non-Greek). My favorite place on campus is Gilman Hall's Hutzler reading room (aka The Hut), a beautiful room with large stained-glass windows that you can study or relax under. If you want a world-renowned school with friendly and very intelligent students and faculty, Hopkins is a great fit for you.

Katherine

Johns Hopkins has a little of something, for a little of the everyone you'll find on and off campus. There is a school of engineering and a school for the arts and sciences, so between the two, there are plenty of classes from which to choose, and many excited classes to take with equally exciting faculty members. Unlike common perceptions of big research institutions, Hopkins has an unbelievably accessible administration, full of eager staff, up to and including the deans, who will help students navigate any and all problems they may come across in their time in Baltimore. In this respect, Hopkins is a truly remarkable place. Sports aren't very big on campus with the exception of Lacrosse, which is huge, thanks to our Division I, National Championship-winning team, that frequently draws a full stadium to its games in the Spring season. It's to get excited about, and Homecoming is an attraction for current and former students alike.

Allysa

I love how diverse this school is. Here, there is literally a place for everyone to fit in, grow, and succeed. To be honest, I was intimidated to attend such a caliber school and I was not sure what to expect. But instead in the past couple of years, I’ve found that the students here are so dedicated and have many passions in different areas - academics, athletics, community service, and it goes on. It’s amazing, really. I’ve really come to appreciate and respect the different cultures, backgrounds, and knowledge they possess.

Ryan

JHU has a gorgeous campus. The buildings are brick and beautiful and the foliage looks beautiful, even in the winter. People are usually impressed that I go to Hopkins (even though they normally assume I mean that I'm in the med school...). I spend most of my hanging out time at Hillel, where I am actively involved (Jewish group on campus). A lot of people hang out in the library, I'm not kidding. Hopkins is really nerdy.

Logan

You get respect for having attended Hopkins. I chose it because it was a relatively small self-contained liberal arts school with the major city amenities and internship opportunities of Washington DC nearby. The environment promoted an informal and friendly atmosphere among professors and classmates. My most memorable experiences were with the friends I made in my freshman dorm. I remember there were always parties, social events and opportunities do those silly and crazy things that you only really do in college.

Reese

I think that if I didn't love my friends to death I would hate Hopkins, they definitely allow it to be somewhat bearable. I think that Hopkins is a socially segregated school and groups seem to break off instantly, like as soon as we get to school, which is sad. Honestly, I would not advise anyone who I care for to come here.

Jerry

Hopkins is a perfect size for anyone who likes seeing familiar faces, but doesn't necessarily want to meet everyone in their class during orientation. It's small enough where your adviser will know who you are, but big enough that you're always meeting new people. It's also pretty convenient to get around without needing a car because there are shuttles running all over the city, as well as the MARC train to DC and other places in Baltimore.

Alex

Hopkins is an amazing place with a huge amount of diversity in every area - the student body, academics, athletics, arts, extra-curriculars, charitable organizations and so much more . The school is the perfect size (around 5000) so you don't feel insignificant but at the same time, you can always meet people who you haven't met before. 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. The city's selection of restaurants is one of its best features I think, and there's always cute boutiques, markets and shopping areas (such as Fells Point and Mount Vernon) to visit. I spend most of my time on campus in one of the coffee bars, in the library, in the Hut of at the gym. Also, Charles Commons is a great new addition to the school where you can play pool, grab some food, and just relax with friends. I would say that there is a lot of school pride, especially during lacrosse season, when everyone (including alumni) come out for the games.

Shelby

Really beautiful in the spring. I think the grading of some of the classes makes things a bit more stressful than they need to be. Mostly, I love it. I sometimes wish there were a bit more to do in the charles village area, but it's still an aamazing time.

Amy

the classes are pretty hard if you're in science. thats probably true anywhere. people will inevitably ask you if you're going to be a doctor if you tell them you're going to JHU, please just get used to it, it really isn't that big of a deal. the biggest controversy involved a fraternity that inadvertently came off racist, but that was over a year ago and thankfully is done with. there is school pride when it come to lacrosse, which is really fun.

Jess

I enjoy that people at Hopkins are very dedicated to their studies. Its possible to have intellectual and thrilling discussions with people of many majors and focuses. I dislike the segregated aspect of the location of the campus in that it is located in Baltimore yet almost scorns the Baltimore feel to the city. The campus is traditional, elegant and ornate while only a few blocks away are row houses and downtown is right down Charles Street. Yet I find it easier to take a train to Washington DC than to jump on a bus to the Inner Harbor. There is a definite lack of respect for the city of Baltimore by students at JHU.

clare

i think one of the hardest things is the attitudes of people coming in. most seem not to have picked hopkins as their first choice; they either didn't get into some other school or friends/family pressured them to come here. but that means their attitudes right off the bat are at risk for being a bit negative and pessimistic.

Gregory

Students are serious about their studies and will understand if you need to work instead of going out. At the same time, most students are social, so it's not like everyone is always studying. I found this balance of work and play to be satisfying. Probably one of the biggest weaknesses of Hopkins is the food and variety of food. On campus food is fine (quality-wise), but there aren't enough venues. This results in lack of variety and long lines at lunch time. Additionally, many locations don't serve dinner, so the cafeterias become your only option. Additionally, off campus options are pretty limited, which doesn't help this issue.

Alex

The campus is really nice and it is a good size to get to know a lot of people but not so small that you have to see the same people all the time. Research is emphasized but often difficult to get initially, once you have a lab however, it is easy to get more research experience/ published. Students are really involved in their groups on campus but do not have a lot of schoolwide pride in athletics or other groups.

Lauren

The best thing about JHU are the people you meet here. I've met some of the highest quality people I will probably ever find in my life. I think the school size is good (~4000 undergrads) but I wish the classes were smaller and more personal. If people actually know what Hopkins is, they seem to be impressed that I go here (and I am proud of that). Most of my time on campus is spent in my building, whether it's hanging out with friends, t.v., or studying (a lot). There isn't much of a college town but there are things to do if you know where to look for them.

Ben

Hopkins is an awesome location, a beautiful campus in the heart of a city, which allows so much opportunities if you take the initiative to get off campus and explore. Many people complain about Baltimore not being a good city but they are just whiners who havent put themselves out there enough. Everyone here is weird and awkward in some way, which makes for a lot of hysterical situations. However, you cannot be the kind of person who is easily upset by people who have no idea how to handle normal social situations, as this happens a lot. Brush off people's oddities and lack of common sense and you'll be fine.

Gene

One of the best things about JHU is how easy it is to get invovled in anything you may want to do. The campus is small enough that they are happy people are willing to participate in whatever and big enough to have a wide range of activities. If you want to do research you can. If you want to learn how to build a set you can. If you want to get involved it is only a matter of walking down to the CSC (the center for social concern). The walk won't be long because the campus is so small so a 15 min walk would get you anywhere. The campus is also a gorgeous brick and marble with cherry trees so the walk would be pretty. The JHU administration is fabulous. They are constantly trying to improve the happiness of their students.

Cody

Hopkins is a great school with some smart people at it. However, there is little emphasis put on being well rounded. It is necessary to take it upon yourself to make all you can out of your college experience. No one at Hopkins is going to tell you how to get involved on campus, rarely are you just going to walk outside and be able to get into a game of football on the quad (technically on the freshmen quad sports aren't even allowed.) There is a reason for the no fun stereotype, but it doesn't have to be that way.

Lane

JHU is really not as bad as some (majority of) students say it is. For example, I've heard a lot of complaints about campus food both in the Sodexho and Aramark eras, but from the bottom of my honest heart, IT IS FINE!!! You can choose to eat as healthily as you wish, as frequently as you wish, all under your budget. JHU has many resources to prepare people to go to graduate studies or get a job. But one has to look for them actively in order to get the right service. Recent controversy: Halloween party incidence last year. I think the administration went overboard to suspend the kid for a year and a half. I would have much preferred giving him some community service tasks, which would serve to dissolve the mutual misunderstanding of what is a culturally appropriate message. I was glad however to find both sides' perspectives publicized well on the web.

Devon

I think the administration is too invested in creating an environment that donors and alum find appealing as opposed to taking up actual student life issues. There is a desperate undercurrent of wanting to mimic and be in the same league as the Ivies and as a result so many opportunities are missed to define and distinguish Hopkins as its own unique place. Advising is inaccessible and some advisors are downright rude and may actively dislike students. Students are allowed to leave Baltimore with absolutely no concept of the place in which they've lived or any sense of the social deterioration happening around them. It fosters a sense of entitlement and distance from a city that could benefit greatly from the talents of the student body.

Shawn

My favorite part about Hopkins has been the opportunity I have had to work at the hospital. The ease of getting to the Medical campus and the opportunities I have gained from it have been amazing. I would encourage the school to try to increase levels of school spirit. If there was a designated day off from classes to just bond with other students - maybe a day during a lacrosse game - that would be amazing. It is slowly becoming a college town. There have been many great stores and apartment buildings popping up.

Meagan

It's a beautiful campus, that's the first impression. And Baltimore is a wonderful city to live in. Yes, you have to have common-sense, just like in any city, but Baltimore (despite it's murder-rate) is a welcoming, quirky city that you'll love to get familiar with.

Harper

Small private school. You end up seeing everybody you know and getting to know people you don't eventually after a year or two, if you even venture to try. Otherwise, the only excuse for not meeting people is being holed up in your room. My friend circles overlap, but that's just because I spent a lot of time on my social life at Hopkins instead of studying, which you need to do 24/7 if you want to hack it at this school. The most successful kids who come out of here are the ones that are crazy about every academic or extracurricular pursuit they choose. They live and breathe it, and therefore have no use for outside fun. If that isn't you - if you like a little bit of everything at a chillax pace, then don't go here. Hopkins is intense, and it's a struggle just to make it through all four years. That said, if you're crazy intense, and want to be surrounded by like-minded dorks, then this could be the perfect place for your undergraduate career.

Jessica

The best thing at JHU is that the misfits have a strong community. Those who enjoy docenting at museums, book clubs and vegan food feel persecuted by the polo-wearing majority and by the lack of school funding or support for artistic endeavors. They bond together over that. I would make tuition lower!!! I would also ask for themed housing, like they have at Loyola down the street: German language house, athlete housing, etc. I like the size of the school. I like a small pond. But other people say that it's too small; everyone you hook up with has hooked up with one of your friends...ew. "Are you a doctor?" No. I used to hold court at the Levering coffee shop. People always knew I would be there and would come to find me. But then one of my enemies started showing up there so I relocated. I used to love the Hutzler Reading Room (the Hut) in Gilman Hall, but they are renovating and took out all the books. Now it is just drafty, extremely hot/cold, and there is only one toilet for all 40 people studying in there. I LOVE BALTIMORE SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH. I NEVER WANT TO LEAVE. It is a great place to be young and strange. Did I mention our bike collective? The strange way that Mount Vernon (monuments, gay people) becomes North Central Arts District (train station, more gentrification) becomes African-hair-braiding/Korean-barbeque becomes Charles Village (lesbian dog walkers and Hopkins) becomes Waverly (Kennedy Fried Chicken, dollar stores, black people) becomes Roland Park (rich rich rich) becomes Hampden (poor white people, awesome shopping and lame touristy shopping)? I love it. The administration is kind of a dick. It took us a year and a half to get funding for our club. But some of the deans are lovely. Hmm...Sig Chi's racist Halloween party...the Carrolton Review published pictures of DSAGA and "outed" them...people are frequently dying... There is mild school pride. A lot of people seem to take pride in saying: "JHU: Where your best hasn't been good enough since 1896" but half the schools in the country claim that motto as their own. People have a lot of pride in how unwashed, awkward, throaty and boring their classmates are. Also we have a lacrosse team. Baltimore is unusual. Dance parties in Gilman 500 (under the belltower). The scent of night-blooming magnolia by the library. The first time I went to a warehouse party... People complain about everything.

Lorie

All of the students at JHU are passionate about studying and learning. I think that the administration could treat its students better. The size of Hopkins is just right. People ask me if I am going to be a doctor when I tell them I go to JHU. I spend most of my time in Cafe Q the coffee shop in the library. I think that the administration often overlooks its students and seems not to care about them.

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