Johns Hopkins

<p>Hey, if I were to get a Mechanical Engineering with a Senior Professor at Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, would that boost my chances at specifically Hopkins? What about if I get a letter of recommendation from that professor (he's my friends' dad, so I'm set btw)?</p>

<p>I'm not legitimately freaking out or anything, since my school has a 95% acceptance rate to JHU ED over the last decade from 60 applicants (100 people per grade), and an ~80% overall rate (including kids with GPAs less than 90 weighted and less than 1400/1600 SAT...we have 3 kids every year get into JHU BME, no one's ever gotten rejected), but I've lived in JHU's shadow for the last decade, since moving to America. Its been my #1 school, over Princeton, UPenn, Columbia, and MIT for the last few years; I want to do everything I can to get in.</p>

<p>Can the professor comment well on your abilities as a student? Have you ever studied or researched with the professor? If he's just friends with your Dad, than he may not be able to give any insight into your interests/abilities, no matter how much he may wish to do so.</p>

<p>I will research with him for 4 months, sorry if that was unclear</p>