Johns Hopkins University Reviews

  • 196 Reviews
  • Baltimore (MD)
  • Annual Tuition: $55,350
98% of 196 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 196 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Reilly McCarthy
  • Reviewed: 8/15/2016
  • Degree: MBA in Finance
"The student and faculty make-up at Carey is extremely diverse. Students come from all over the world to take part in this program which really makes it feel special. The relationships I have formed are as valuable as the education itself. I once worked in a group of 5 in which every member was from a separate continent. Carey is able to bring diverse groups together to solve common problems in business."
Bosung Shim
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2016
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Johns Hopkins University is one of the top US universities for a variety of fields and majors. Of course, the School of Medicine and the graduate biomedical sciences department for which I am part of as a student and technician are well known. The undergraduate program is one of the more competitive and rigorous programs in the nation, but with the rigor and standard comes the preparation prior to entering the job field or further education. The name brand of Johns Hopkins University is difficult to undermine and is the top school for which I would recommend for anybody looking into both the undergraduate and graduate programs."
Mark J.
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Finance
"It was a nice college. The courses were challenging. The social life was okay. I wish it was in a better area."
Christian Etienne
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2016
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"I am pursing a masters program in Biotechnology with a focus on Bioinformatics. While i am thrilled to be here at JHU, the financial burden has made it very difficult for me to continue being successful in the program. In addition, the student population is not very diverse and it's often difficult for me to connect with other students within and outside of my program. Overall, it is a good program and i am happy to be enrolled in it, but i believe with additional resources, it could be much better"
Bo Sung Shim
  • Reviewed: 1/23/2016
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"Pros: many ways to access the program (online, on-campus etc.) with many campuses for variety in location (Montgomery campus, Homewood campus etc.). Highest quality faculty with the best materials to prepare for the next generation of biotechnologists! Cons: Some faculty are also working professionals like students and therefore less accessible during work hours than full-time professors."
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"Hopkins is a tight-knit community where you have TONS of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for a great education including research, internships, and travel. I entered unsure about the "intense" reputation of the students, but soon learned the vast majority of students are warm, friendly, team-players who work hard and play hard. At JHU, I made deep, meaningful friendships that will last a lifetime and had countless unique educational opportunities."
Jenny Yan
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Hopkins Medical School is a great institution that provides a lot of support for its students. The best examples are that the institution plans many activities to promote stress relief as students go through difficult courses. Additionally, there is a unique system of four different "colleges" that provide smaller and more intimate groups within the 120 person class for better support. In these groups, students are split further into 5 person "Molecules" and are paired with a physician advisor to meet on a weekly basis to learn about the basics of clinical skills such as history taking and physical exams. Personally I have found that these small groups have been instrumental to my own transition into medical school because it creates a safe space to share about personal struggles, worries, fears, and perspectives on our first year experience. It also connects first year students to the years above in "macromolecule" settings so that there is interclass collaboration and support. The only negatives about the program would be the difficulty of transportation in the Baltimore area without a personal car. The region that the medical campus is located is designated as a "food desert," thus making it difficult to acquire fresh produce and other foods without driving 15-20 minutes away to the nearest grocery store. That being said, there are multiple forms of public transportation including a free circulator that can take students to Whole Foods or the downtown area relatively easily. The downside to these circulators can be just being on time as indicated by the schedule, but there is a phone app to track the bus. Overall, I would say that the experience at Hopkins has been great and the transition has been particularly smooth because of all the layers of support that the school provides."
Not A Pre-Med
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Writing
"Although it's known for medicine, I chose Hopkins because it had the second-best writing program in the US. There's an awesome liberal arts culture that doesn't get much outside publicity. The English and Writing Sems professors are excellent, and the theater program is run by none other than Addams Family star John Astin. There is also a huge musical community, since Peabody is under the Hopkins umbrella. Having private lessons with top-notch Peabody professors is amazing. And just because you major in the humanities doesn't mean you can't have a robust scientific experience. I worked in a lab and spent a good amount of time doing research on child cognitive development. At first, it's rough getting used to the fact that you're no longer a big fish in a small pond. Students enter feeling a bit full of themselves for getting into a good university. Most people who go there were considered top of their class in high school, and the first semester is definitely a shake-up. The first couple of months, you have a lot of bruised egos. After that, though, everything calms down and people are genuinely great. You develop an identity that's not tied to academic achievement. Socially, Hopkins is great. I'm still close friends with a lot of people from college, and I met my now-husband during our Junior year. If partying is your thing, you'll find plenty of people into that, but if partying's not your thing, you'll also find plenty of people that feel the same."
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"Great variety and quality of courses, majors, professors and opportunities to apply knowledge."
Catherine White
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2015
  • Degree: Physics
"Johns Hopkins is a great place to be for astronomy. The physics and astronomy building is just across the street from the Space Telescope Science Institute, and it's very easy to work with one of the scientists there on your thesis. If I had to choose one thing that I didn't like about Hopkins, it would be the location. It's smack dab in the middle of Baltimore, and I am not even remotely a city person. Even if I were, Baltimore is not the greatest city in America (as the bus stop benches claim). The people in astronomy and physics also have the typical academic view that the only career worth pursuing is academia, so the information you get from the people you interact with most will be in that direction. The Career Center is amazing, but you have to actively seek them out in order to get info on non-academic careers."
Ryan Porell
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"I am currently pursuing a Ph.D in Chemical biology at Johns Hopkins. The program is very unique in that it is an interdisciplinary program that pulls faculty and topics from pharmacology, biochemistry, biochemical engineering, biology, biophysics, and chemistry programs and allows a student to gain experience in any discipline that they wish. The interdisciplinary background gives the students a more holistic overall understanding of the hard sciences and allows a student to dive into any discipline branching out of chemical biology for their focus while allowing them to understand each of the other disciplines as well. The program requires a large amount of work and time however it is very rewarding in the quality of experience and knowledge that is gained."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"JHU was great at helping me get into medical school and it's hard sciences are very strong. However, JHU has a few drawbacks; it has a very strong East Coast elitist culture to it (note the emphasis on lacrosse), students have very little free speech rights (note the recent fiasco caused by the university trying to stop students from founding a pro-life club) and little safety (note the university's covering up of recent rape). Having said all of that, if you keep your head down, take advantage of the great resources, and study hard, you'll end up in a good place on the other side."
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"Pros: You get research opportunities and interact with faculty a lot. Classes are demanding but interesting. The school is very nice and the program is balanced. Cons: high cost of living and tuition is very expensive, poor financial aid for masters students"
Sara Stanley
  • Reviewed: 8/14/2015
  • Degree: Economics
"Graduate classes are incredibly expensive. I'm not sure that the return on my investment will be worth it. Professors in the applied economics program have varied backgrounds and tend to be pretty good though classes can be hit or miss (some are not all that different from undergrad classes whereas some are more challenging). The primary advisor is good about keeping students informed about different job opportunities and networking events."
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"The Bloomberg School of Public Health has a very rigorous MSPH program that really challenges public health students and gives them practical experiences to exercise the knowledge learned in the classroom. Faculty and professors are highly invested in students as well."
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"The Bloomberg School of Public Health has a very rigorous MSPH program that really challenges public health students and gives them practical experiences to exercise the knowledge learned in the classroom. Faculty and professors are highly invested in students as well."
Emily Bakos
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"The Johns Hopkins Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies provides a great multidisciplinary education with a real global presence. Having campuses on three different continents allowed me to split my studies between the United States and Europe, broadening my horizons and introducing me to thinkers from around the globe. This, along with the SAIS focus on Economics is what sets it apart from similar graduate programs. SAIS gives you practical skills within the theoretical framework of International Affairs making the education truly unique. Unfortunately, few funds are available for American Students like myself studying in this field, and the cost of education continues to rise."
Carlos Castellanos
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2015
  • Degree: Neuropsychology
"While the academic environment at The Johns Hopkins University can be positively challenging, the sense of community is lacking. Surrounding areas of the Homewood campus are not inviting and do not facilitate student interaction. The administration on campus is also very strict resulting in a dampened social life."
Kelsey Stuttgen
  • Reviewed: 7/3/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Great program overall. Very well organized and faculty are the best you will find."
Jiaxin Zhang
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2015
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"I love this school, because I and my girlfriend will be here together. I like the faculties in our department and also like our classes. Civil Engineering is very small but I feel happy everyday since that everyone in our department are very very nice and friendly. I hope we can change the world during the time of Ph.D."