Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
51%
49%
student ratio
5,465
total students
Tuition Cost $52,170 | $52,170
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $39,344
January 1
fall application deadline
11%
acceptance rate
Not Reported
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
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Reported
sat math
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sat reading
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sat writing
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Overview

Johns Hopkins students have big ideas and want to change the world. From day one, undergrads are given the freedom to chart their own academic paths and the support to follow their interests both in and outside the classroom. A spirit of intellectual curiosity among students and the university's renowned faculty drives a culture of creation and discovery.

Academic freedom

With over 50 majors, almost 50 minors, and a unique interdisciplinary approach, thousands of different academic paths exist at Hopkins. Their academic philosophy combines research with a liberal arts focus that offers students the freedom to create their own tracks—which is why over 60% of their students have a double major or major and minor, like electrical engineering and romance languages, mathematics and philosophy, or biomedical engineering and business. This creates an undergraduate experience that teaches you how to think, create, and succeed, whatever the student’s academic interests. Practical, hands-on learning adds depth to any course of study, making Hopkins students uniquely equipped for life after graduation. They’re working with real companies to solve actual problems, testing their hypotheses out in the field, and working alongside professors to put what they learn in the classroom to the test.

Research redefined

As America’s first research university, Johns Hopkins has been tackling difficult questions and finding answers since 1876. Every day, faculty and students work side-by-side in a tireless pursuit of discovery, continuing the university’s founding mission to bring knowledge to the world. The university leads the nation in research spending and offers students the chance to make innovative discoveries as early as their first year. Almost 75 percent of students across all disciplines participate in research, which takes place in labs, museums, and unconventional places throughout campus and the city of Baltimore.

Student life

Johns Hopkins undergraduate Homewood campus is a place where students share ideas, get excited about what they’re doing in and outside of the classroom, and find new ways to express themselves. Hopkins students pursue their interests outside the classroom with the same fervor they bring to their academic goals. Every year, undergrads run Spring Fair, the nation's largest student-run college festival, as well as two campus lecture series that bring in speakers like Bernie Sanders, Will Ferrell, and Piper Kerman. They root for the university's nationally ranked lacrosse teams. They're committed to service, with more than 60 student groups focused on community outreach, a summer internship program within Baltimore's nonprofit organizations, and an annual university-wide President's Day of Service.

Campus and surroundings

Homewood has it all—green quads, brick pathways, and “The Beach”, a grassy expanse used for sunbathing, studying, and socializing. And just outside the campus gate waits the bustling, energetic city of Baltimore, Maryland. A short walk or a free shuttle ride leads to museums, concert halls, shops, historic movie-theaters, restaurants, and professional sports stadiums. With a traditional campus and big city amenities, it’s where Johns Hopkins students live, research, learn, and play.  

Baltimore is a vibrant city with small-town charm—an entrepreneurial hub with a rapidly growing technology sector and dynamic arts scene. Students enjoy the fast-paced yet accessible nature of a city like Baltimore, which gives them access to coveted internships and careers. It’s the perfect environment for real-world experiences like building professional networks or getting startups off the ground. It’s an incubator for scientists, clinicians, artists, legal experts, venture capitalists, philanthropists—and students who want to change the world.


Location & Contact

3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies (East)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biophysics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cell and Molecular Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cell Biology and Histology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Molecular Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Mechanics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Materials Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Romance Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Public Health
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Behavioral Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cognitive Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences and Humanities Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Materials Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Public Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Policy Analysis
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Archeology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

11% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied26,578
    • Accepted3,115
    • Acceptance Rate11%
    • Enrolled5,465
    • Female Applicants14,126
    • Females Accepted1,635
    • Female Acceptance Rate11%
    • Male Applicants12,452
    • Males Accepted1,480
    • Male Acceptance Rate11%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $70
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.93
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 1st December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer January 1st April 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 720 780
    • SAT Math 740 800
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 33 35
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$52,170
    • Out-of-state tuition *$52,170
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$15,410
    • Room only *$8,912
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$39,344
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$41,053
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$41,337
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,384
    • Average Grant Aid:$27,941
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$36,687
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 100%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 100%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students5,464
    • Male Student Percentage49%
    • Female Student Percentage51%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino14.33%
    • Black or African American6.42%
    • White or Caucasian33.12%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.13%
    • Asian26.31%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.22%
    • Two or more races5.09%
    • Unknown or International Student4.94%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout9.44% representing 77 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students89% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 51%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Not Reported
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other CCTV monitoring of public areas

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rifle Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track Yes Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes Division 3 No
    • Wrestling Yes Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey Yes Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rifle Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track Yes Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty655
    • Full-time Percentage97%
    • Part-time Percentage3%
    • Female Percentage34%
    • Male Percentage66%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio8:1 or 5,444 students to 643 faculty


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