Named for a well-known abolitionist and philanthropist, Johns Hopkins University is a private institution in Baltimore and the first research university in the United States. JHU confers degrees and certificates in over 260 academic programs. Additionally, Johns Hopkins is home to the JHU Applied Physics Laboratory which functions as the largest university-affiliated research center in the United States and the Peabody Institute, the first academy of music in the nation. During every spring, Johns Hopkins schedules a three-day celebration known as Spring Fair, the largest student-run festival in America.
Johns Hopkins offers rigorous academics and research opportunities, and caters to a wide variety of academic interests. The smaller size of the school makes it feel like a home and connects you to the rest of your peers. There is a sense of unity among students and despite the challenges of some of the programs, everyone around you is always willing to offer help.
Vanessa from Thousand Oaks, CA
Johns Hopkins University is an esteemed research university where students are pushed and challenged to achieve their potential and then surpass it. It's not a place where students come to have fun but a place where leaders, innovators, researchers, doctors, and engineers are made, broken, and re-forged. An education from Johns Hopkins University is one of the best that you can get from any college in the world.