Johns Hopkins University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.01 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 356 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 7 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 45,372 (12,854 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 51% part-time, 49% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $50,510
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Nice campus, great library. Faculty and staff are very helpful and accessible.
2.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2010

JHU/School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Pros: -name recognition -professors are knowledgeable (for the most part - there are duds wherever you go) -the workload is manageable -lots of events/speakers on-campus -students can take classes at other JHU divisions -Dupont Circle location -students can take advantage of all Washington, DC has to offer in terms of events, think tanks, organizations, World Bank, etc. Cons: -Career Services is a joke -SAIS is not part of the Consortium -the alumni network is not very strong because the school administration is not especially responsive to student needs and does not inspire any fidelity or sense of obligation that lasts beyond graduation
1.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015

There are some nice people, but primarily there are a lot of old tenured professors who aren't doing interesting research and who aren't very good teachers either.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

This is a great graduate program whose graduates has gone on to great post-docs and jobs due to supportive environment and faculties.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

The faculty are mostly very accessible and supportive. Of course there are a subset of labs with overly demanding, or absent faculty, but that could be said of anywhere. The great strengths of the program are its academic diversity, undergraduate teaching opportunities, and peer mentorship. I think the students do a great job advocating for graduate student life, and also supporting incoming classes. Baltimore also has its own pros and cons. The quality of living conditions is largely dependent on what you're willing to pay. The other benefits of city living are all there. For cons, there are unsafe neighborhoods, but it's easy to figure out where. There is some public transportation, but no universal system. It's definitely easier to get to some places more than others. Overall, a good place to be a student.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Great faculty, brand new facilities recently built/in progress. Supportive mentors. Fantastic office support. Hiring lots of new faculty Cons: Elective courses are not that extensive
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

Great level of interaction with faculty. Great support if you want to pursue tenure track professorship. Incredible financial support. Good networking. Lots to do in Baltimore Less support if you want to do something outside of academia or something more teaching focused. Have to be aware of what neighborhoods are safe, occasional instances of theft. Required classes are so-so. They try to improve them, but haven't really gotten there yet. There are great electives available though, including classes at the med school and school of public health. No good training/preparation for any sort of bioinformatics/computational biology, which I think is necessary for the next generation of biologists.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: We've had lots of recent growth and expansion. This includes hiring of several faculty with cutting edge research, and the expansion of our main building. Our department is highly collaborative and different labs frequently will work with one another. Cons: There are several strong personalities in the faculty that drag down the overall quality. We also have several older faculty who refuse to retire even though they take up a lot of space at this point. These cons probably describe most any program.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

The CMDB program is pretty strong and just shuffled around the directors so it should be getting even better.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

The Epidemiology program at Johns Hopkins is exceptional. The faculty are always available and very excited to help you as a student, the classes are very interesting and taught by world-renowned leaders, and everyone seems genuinely excited to be there. The only cons are the city and area where the program is located. The school is in a very poor part of Baltimore, and although security on campus is exceptional, it is still a little nerve-wracking to go to school in such a dangerous city.
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