Johns Hopkins University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.01 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 351 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

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019

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.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

The program really equips you with all the tools you need to succeed. Professors are readily available to assist you if you need help. Topic of study is relevant to modern science development. Course material really challenges you to think beyond the scope of learning and to apply what you have learned.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: * Well-recognized * World-class research * Flexibility Cons: * Unsafe neighborhood * Not great for social life
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2020

Faculty are extremely supportive. Everyone wants you to succeed.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2016

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.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros of my graduate program are the opportunity to work closely with my PI, the chance to investigate interesting scientific ideas, and the chance to work with motivated fellow graduate students. Cons of my program include varying timelines between research projects and PIs, and limited resources (money, instruments, lab space), but these are typical to any graduate program in chemistry.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2019

The program really focuses on research, getting you into a lab within your first semester. The faculty and staff are helpful and encouraging.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Cognitive Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020

It is a very good program for students who would like to learn more about interdisciplinary area. It is a small department, so people work really closely to each other.
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

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.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

This is a very good program and have a diverse training area.
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