When most people think of Johns Hopkins they think of medicine and premed for the undergrads. And it’s true that premed is a major part of the undergrad college. But, Hopkins also offers international relations (it’s an easy Metro ride to DC), engineering (including bio-medical!), and many liberal arts majors. We were told that its a third engineering, a third sciences, and a third humanities.
Hopkins is only suitable for the serious student. 84% of undergrads were in the top 10% of their high school class. It’s known as a place where it’s difficult to get a high GPA; so, to take some of the stress off, first semester grades do not factor into one’s GPA. Students have considerable choice in the classes they take, as there are no university-wide core requirements. 70% of undergrads get to do research.
If one has a bachelors degree and wants a BS-nursing, that can be done at Hopkins in a 1.5 year program.
The campus is stately and impressive. Freshmen and sophs are required to live on campus. The location offers a convenient trainride to Philadelphia or New York, as well as DC. The Baltimore Inner Harbor area is just 3 miles away and has lots of restaurants and a wonderful aquarium.
Sports are Div. III,, except for the Div. I lacrosse program. About a third join Greek organizations.
For more stats, see collegeboard.com.