April 21, 2010

Regarding Johns Hopkins

I was rather underwhelmed. I'm trying to decide if it was the weather, or if it was the school itself. There didn't seem to be much in the way of students, and, of what there was, they didn't seem to be particularly friendly. I mean, maybe friendly, it's just most of them were walking by themselves then with other people, there weren't groups of kids hanging out. What few people I saw talking were groups of Asian students speaking their native languages, which was kind of odd.

However, I think part of the problem is that I saw Princeton two days ago, so compared to that, it feels like any school is going to be not quite nice enough. And it's odd- when in the campus, JHU feels less like a city than Brown does, and yet, as soon as you leave, you've got all of the cars and buildings and mess that I dislike about Columbia. But I somehow liked Brown better, because even though the buildings themselves are a wee bit less classically brick and collegiate, the environment and the area just felt right. I know that I'm not supposed to decide schools based upon what they look like, and I know that there are more important factors, but I just don't think I could feel truly at home on a green where you have to speak loudly to drown out the sirens a few blocks away.

2 comments:

vicky/bruney said...

Ms. Opmin went to Jonhs Hopkins!

vicky/bruney said...

*Johns