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Name: Meg S.

Hometown: West Des Moines, IA

Anticipated Major(s): Undecided, but looking into sciences

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply ED? I discovered Hopkins through my family, since my uncle attended! I decided to apply ED because of the school’s incredible reputation and the amazing swim program. I’m looking forward to being able to swim for the Blue Jays!

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? I’m super excited to live near the city and explore! I can’t wait to see all the new places and meet new people.

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? I’ll be on the swim team, but I’m also interested in branching out to other hobbies. I enjoy games and movies, so I’m looking forward to meeting people with similar interests!

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Do what feels right. Don’t worry about trying to impress anyone, or freak out over every little detail. Do your research and choose the place you feel gives you the best chance to grow and discover yourself.

Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for _____________ (person/place/thing/experience/etc.).” The incredible support from my family. I could never have done this without them, and I’ll always be grateful for everything they’ve done for me.