Pre-Med at JHU and other "Tough" Schools?

<p>Could someone give me some insight on being a pre-med student at Hopkins? Does the difficult grading considerably lower ones chances of getting into a top med school or med school at all? Would one be better off going to a lower tier school or a grade inflation school and getting a 4.0 than struggling at JHU? How hard is it really(might be difficult to quantify)? These are just some questions I have been wondering about...I plan to apply to JHU early decisions in the fall and does anyone know anything about the neuroscience major and its difficulty?</p>

<p>JHU grading is not any harder than say UChicago, Penn or Cornell. You have really bright kids there and so the courses that grade on a curve show that distribution. Overall, though, I'm sure most students have somewhere between a 3.1 and a 3.6.</p>

<p>That said, med school admission definitely take into account your undergraduate college and according to their website, there is a very high success rate of getting into great Med Schools from Hopkins undergrad. </p>

<p>JHU is known as being rigorous but what that means is that the students have been held to a high standard and that usually means higher standardized scores across the board and positive outcomes at the end. </p>


<p>All major colleges get a good percentage of their pre-med students into med-school, as does JHU - 22,000 students get into med-school every year. BUT, Hopkins graduates have a better chance of getting into a BETTER med-school than students from say, Generic State U. or Midwest Tech...</p>