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student Rachel

Name: Rachel G.

Hometown: Ottawa, Canada

Anticipated Major: Neuroscience

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I discovered Hopkins when I was researching for my college list and found that it was a top school for pre-med students. I decided to apply ED because of the encouragement I recieved from my friends and family.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? Being more independent from my parents, living in a dorm and meeting so many new and talented people!

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Even though websites and other people might tell you that certain colleges are out of your reach, don’t pay attention to them and apply wherever you want to apply. You’ll regret not taking the chance in the future if you shy from the challenge.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!) Hopefully in the middle of completing a medical residency!

If you could give your junior-year-of-high-school-self one piece of advice, what would it be? Keep doing what you’re doing and don’t give up.