Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private university. It is one of the smallest national research universities in terms of enrollment, giving undergraduates, including freshmen, access to equipment, resources, internships, research positions and the internationally recognized faculty. The school is committed to helping create new student organizations and activities. Undergraduate education is enhanced by the student's ability to take courses in other divisions of the university, including the Schools of Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, and International Studies, and the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Its 140-acre campus is located in a residential area of northern Baltimore.

Website: www.jhu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
5,464
Undergraduate
Students
(50.6%) 2,767 Women
(49.4%) 2,697 Men
2,404
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Not reported
Overall Admission Rate
12% of 26,578 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 2

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.93
SAT Math
740-800 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
720-780 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33-35 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$73,066
Tuition and Fees
$53,740
Room and Board
$15,836
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$41,053
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,702
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
637
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 8% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
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Campus Life

Baltimore Population
619,493
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Baltimore and Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Blue Jay
Sororities
30% of women participate
Fraternities
19% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
29.1% Asian
7.1% Black/African-American
15.8% Hispanic/Latino
5.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
36.6% White
5.5% Unknown
International Students
9.4% from 77 countries
First-Year Students Returning
97.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
88.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
55%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Not reported

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma or equivalent is not required
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   4
Foreign Language   4
Social Studies   2
History   2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Recommended January 1
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
3400 North Charles Street
City, State, Zip
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone
(410) 516-8171
Fax
(410) 516-6025
E-mail
gotojhu@jhu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 2
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 1 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
12% of 26,578 applicants were admitted
Women
12% of 14,126 applicants were admitted
Men
12% of 12,452 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,347 (43%) of 3,115 admitted students enrolled
Women
682 (42%) of 1,635 admitted students enrolled
Men
665 (45%) of 1,480 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
30% of 1934 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
2,741
Students Accepting Wait List Position
1,628
Students Admitted From Wait List
3

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.93
3.75 and Above
89%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
2%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
 
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
740-800 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
87%
Score of 600 - 700
12%
Score of 500 - 600
1%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
720-780 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
87%
Score of 600 - 700
12%
Score of 500 - 600
1%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
33-35 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
97%
Score of 24 - 29
2%
Score of 18 - 23
0%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 93%
Top quarter: 99%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$73,066
Tuition and Fees
$53,740
Room and Board
$15,836
Books and Supplies
$1,240
Other Expenses
$1,750
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
March 1
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002077
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
853 (65.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
684 (80.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
684 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
682 (99.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$41,053
Need-Based Gift
Received by 646 (94.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $38,946
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 546 (79.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,903
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 227 (33.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
17 (1.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $33,454

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,043 (57.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,554 (83.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,554 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,552 (99.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$39,344
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,359 (92.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $36,687
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,154 (84.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,204
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 509 (19.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
87 (1.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $27,941

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
42%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,702
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Engineering/Technologies
Number of Awards
84
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students
Number of Awards
95
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,428
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Archeology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, international studies with Johns Hopkins University, biology, classics, German, history, neuroscience, public policy, mathematics, education
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
637
Part-Time Faculty
18
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
92%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 8% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
4,320,818
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
175
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Health Sciences, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy, Master of Health Administration, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Bioethics, Master in Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Master of Arts, Master of Health Science, Master of Science in Public Health, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study

  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Art History
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Asian Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioethics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Research
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Demography and Population Studies
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genetics
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • Health Communication
  • Health Education
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Health Services Research
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Homeland Security
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Information Science
  • International Affairs
  • International Development
  • International Economics
  • International Health
  • Investment Management
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Illustration
  • Medical Informatics
  • Microbiology
  • Military and Defense Studies
  • Molecular Biology
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Research
  • Organizational Management
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Real Estate
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Technical Writing
  • Telecommunications
  • Toxicology
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science, Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Medicine

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioethics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Research
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Demography and Population Studies
  • Developmental Biology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Policy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • French
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Communication
  • Health Education
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Health Services Research
  • History
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Human Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • International Affairs
  • International Development
  • International Economics
  • International Health
  • Italian
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Informatics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Music
  • Near and Middle Eastern Languages
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Research
  • Pathobiology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Romance Languages
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Toxicology

Location and Setting


Baltimore Population
619,493
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Baltimore and Washington, DC
Campus Size
140 acres

Weather

Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 83.2 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Baltimore
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Baltimore

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
49%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
CCTV monitoring of public areas

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Blue Jay
School Colors
Black and columbia blue

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Fencing x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x   x  
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Water Polo     x  
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Fencing x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Water Polo    
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Fencing x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Water Polo x  
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, rock climbing, soccer

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
30% of women participate
Fraternities
19% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
5,464
Women
2,767 (50.6%)
Men
2,697 (49.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,432
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
29.1% Asian
7.1% Black/African-American
15.8% Hispanic/Latino
5.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
36.6% White
5.5% Unknown
International Students.
9.4% from 77 countries
Average Age
29
All Graduate Students
2,404

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
97.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
88.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
92.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
93.6%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
55%
Average Starting Salary
55%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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