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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.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students6,117
   Women3,211 (52.5%)
   Men2,906 (47.5%)
Graduate Students17,875


Entrance Difficulty 
Overall Admission Rate12% of 27,094 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 3
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.92
SAT Math720-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading700-770 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing690-770 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite32-35 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$68,852
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$41,053
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar System4-1-4
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes


Baltimore Population619,493
Nearest Metropolitan AreaBaltimore and Washington, DC
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 52% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotBlue Jay


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
26.8% Asian
6.6% Black/African-American
14.7% Hispanic/Latino
5.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
40.5% White
4.0% Unknown
International Students8.3%
First-Year Students Returning96.7%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.79 4.26 724 701 32
Low 2.80 3.00 520 450 19
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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• Johns Hopkins was the first university in the western hemisphere to follow the European model of linking research and teaching.

• Johns Hopkins researchers have brought us closer to cures for Alzheimer's, eye diseases, genetic diseases and cancer.

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