Name: Asha S.
Hometown: Glen Rock, NJ
Anticipated major(s) and minor(s): Medicine, Science, and the Humanities
How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision?
After lots and lots of research on colleges, I decided to apply Early Decision to Hopkins not only because of the stellar academics but also because of the dynamic community and campus. Unlike other top tier colleges, Hopkins is a modern campus that lets you find success in collaboration rather than cutthroat competition. Every Hopkins student I met was a friendly face, there to help me, and I know that my classmates will be there with me every step of the way. We will be able to grow with each other and help each other through our college experience rather than compete with each other. Hopkins simply felt like the right fit for me, both in the classroom and the community, and I can’t wait to be a part of it all!
What do you hope to get involved in on campus?
On campus, I hope to become even more engaged with my culture. I suppressed my Indian side for much of my life in order to “fit in,” but in the past couple of years, I’ve realized I can’t be the true me without being all of me. Dance and volunteer work are two of my greatest passions, so I hope to pursue those in my extracurriculars!
What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students?
Don’t just look at the statistics. Go to campus, explore, be engaged, meet the people there, and see if the school is really a good fit for you. Numbers don’t say everything; people say more.
What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins?
I’m most excited to explore my academic and personal interests even further. High school can be a bit limiting, but in Hopkins the opportunities are endless, and I can’t wait to take advantage of them!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!)
In ten years, I hope to be a doctor. Right now, the goal is to be either a neurologist or psychiatrist, but I’m open to change!