Finding your future college home is not about discovering that “one perfect school.” Instead, prioritize by focusing on identifying the schools that align with your needs and should-haves, which should include things like academic offerings, affordability, and extracurricular activities.
Things to pay attention to while evaluating schools:
- Geography, size, and location. Search for somewhere you’ll be surrounded by opportunities, not only inside the classroom but also in the community around you and beyond.
- Special programs and academic interest. Find a place where you will be free to explore your curiosities, even if you don’t know what they are yet.
- Support services. Make sure you’ll have ample resources such as academic support, health and wellness programs, and student life support.
- That “gut feeling.” You may get this during a campus visit or your own exploration. Considering Hopkins? Meet the people who really matter—current students—either on the Homewood campus or virtually on Hopkins Interactive.
Just like fitting two puzzle pieces together, there are two parts of your college search that need to match in order to complete the ultimate big picture. In the Hopkins admissions review process, we look at every piece of your application to get a better sense of who you are as a student, scholar, and community member.
The college search is a learning process; a time to learn about your options and also about yourself. If your research and instincts tell you that Hopkins could be a good match for you, learn more about applying.