I'm on the wait list for JHU Engineering so this may end up being irrelevant, but my college counsellor seems to think I'm going to get in and I'm trying to decide if I would accept were I to be offered a spot. I got in EA at Boston College and after I had a not-so-stellar RD season (mostly wait lists) I enrolled at BC. I was initially kind of apprehensive about BC but in the past week or so since I enrolled I've gotten really excited about it. When I got wait listed at Hopkins I really pushed for it (letter of interest, updated grade report, supplemental recommendations, etc) but now I'm not sure if I can follow up on my assertion that if admitted, I would attend.
My best friend got into Hopkins BME but ultimately chose UC Berkeley because she thought Berkeley had a better general engineering program and she wasn't positive that she wanted to do BME. She also said that she talked to a current student and asked about student life and he said that most people don't have a lot of free time because they have so much work, which doesn't bother me, but what did worry me was that apparently he said that when people do have free time, they "just stay in and watch Netflix and stuff like that". Can any current JHU students (especially any in engineering) comment on that? If that's the way it is, then I don't think JHU is the school for me. But if that was just that one student and most people do go out, then it could be.