John Hopkin's Pre-Med

<p>I am going to apply here this year and I would really appreciate it if you guys could tell me something about JHU's pre-med program and components that make it possible:</p>

-Grading curve
-DAILY homework
-Classes per semester (average)
-Difficulty of Tests & classes in general</p>

<p>I know this is a lot but I feel the list covers up all my concerns and almost accurately describes the setting, so please place your input for any of the categories surmised above. :) :) :)</p>

<p>JOHNSSSSSSSSSSS Hopkins first and foremost.</p>

<li> World class</li>
<li> Most $ in the US for research</li>
<li> Depends on the prof</li>
<li> some days a lot, some days none. assume 2-5hrs per night.</li>
<li> 5 per semester</li>
<li> Classes are challenging, you learn a lot, difficulty of tests depends on the prof, but they are usually challenging and tests application not just memorization. Discussions classes are mostly stimulating especially in the humanities departments.<br></li>

<p>probably best to talk to people u know or read the blogs online. good luck!</p>

<li>Depends on the department. If you're doing BME, one of the bio-like departments, physics, and others in the physical sciences, it's not hard to get research. In other departments, like my two which are math and econ, not going to happen unless you do a senior thesis, if it's even offered. They just don't have enough money to fund non-graduate students and it requires too much knowledge. But again, it depends on the department and you should ask the department's director of undergrad studies.</li>
<li>Depends on the professor and the class. Most lower level classes, particularly the ones that everyone takes like bio, chem, physics, econ,... probably curve to somewhere in the B range. I believe there are some ChemBE classes that curve to C. Upper level classes, particularly in math curve to B+ or A-.</li>
<li>Depends on the class. Some assignments can be done in 2-3 hours and then you're done for the week. Others require several days worth of effort. And others will have parts that you won't be able to do. However, I don't think I've ever spent more than 3 hours on homework in one night. And that's pretty rare. For me, it's usually 1-2 hours a day.</li>
<li>4-6 per semester. Usually 14-16 credits for A&S and 17-19 for engineers. Of course, there are people that take more and less.</li>
<li>You're probably sick of this answer, but it depends on the class. You might think physics is the hardest thing you've ever seen but your friend thinks it's trivial while you might think history is easy and your friend, not so much. You're expected to be able to think, not spit back facts. And unlike high school, you're not expected to get 100s on the exams. You'll have to get used to being content with scores in the 70s and 80s because many times, that will put you 15-20 points above the mean. Tests with means of 40-60 are very common.</li>

<p>Hope that helps.</p>

<p>How did you spell it like "John Hopkin's" when the name "Johns Hopkins" is listed everywhere on this forum. That's just stupid.</p>

<p>It happens - sometimes even the spell check takes it out!! Not to worry!</p>

<p>wow i haven't checked this forum for a long time (college visits). I can't believe I missed on the "s" part despite having researched so well about the school's history and environment.
But anyways, those comments are very insightful (thanks Wealth and Yanks). They were exactly the comments I was looking for! :)</p>