I love my brothers, but I’m also perfectly happy with the fact that we all decided to go to separate colleges. Not so with the four Hampton siblings, all of whom are currently enrolled at Johns Hopkins. It’s just a family tradition, I guess! Or maybe they get a bulk discount? Four times Hopkins’ undergraduate tuition (which is one of the highest in the nation) comes to $181,880. Per year. Not counting room and board.
The four Hampton siblings — Chris Jr., Patrick, Gerard, and Bridget — have all followed in their father’s footsteps by choosing to enroll at Hopkins. Chris Jr. is getting a dual BA/MS in neuroscience; Patrick is a senior double-majoring in public health and Africana studies; Gerard is double-majoring in public health and Classics; and Bridget is a brand-new freshman.
It’s nice that the siblings, who grew up in Connecticut, will all get to hang out in Baltimore together. Plus, it makes Parents Weekend a whole lot simpler for Chris Sr. and his wife Rene. But I can’t help but wish there was one black sheep in the family — you know, the kid who decided she wanted to go to the University of Hawaii instead.