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Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

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Overview

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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. That freedom starts with the school’s financial aid philosophy: Students who are primed to thrive on a campus where diversity of thought drives its academic culture shouldn’t be limited by their family’s ability to pay.

Students who are admitted to Hopkins and apply for financial aid receive a package that meets 100% of their demonstrated need through grants and work-study—money that doesn’t need to be paid back. Without the burden of loans, equipped with an education that opens doors, Hopkins students have the freedom to boldly explore ways to apply their knowledge and talents. That could mean pursuing multiple majors, taking on an unpaid internship or research experience, studying abroad, or devoting time to a cause or community. Those opportunities abound on campus, and Hopkins supports its students throughout their time there and after graduation.

Academic Freedom

With over 50 majors and 40 minors, and a unique interdisciplinary approach, thousands of different academic paths exist at Hopkins. The school’s 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 undergraduates 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 students how to think, create, and succeed—whatever their 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 companies to solve real problems, testing their hypotheses out in the field, and collaborating with peers and 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, in all academic areas. About 80 percent of students across disciplines participate in research, which takes place in labs, museums, and unconventional places throughout campus, Baltimore, and the world.

Student Life

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 energy they bring to their academic goals. Every year, undergrads create new traditions and celebrations, like Hoptoberfest, a festival of all things fall, or run a campus lecture series that brings in speakers like Nelson Mandela, Hasan Minhaj, and Gloria Steinem. Being a part of a student group is a great way to develop connections, get to know new people, and discover new interests. Many of our students find the groups they’re a part of define their time at Hopkins. There are over 400 student-run clubs and several student unions to hold meetings and shows. Students are encouraged to take initiative through leadership opportunities and create new organizations. From fraternities and sororities to the performing arts, student groups and organizations add dimension and depth to the experiences our students are having.

Campus and Surroundings

Hopkins offers students a traditional campus within a bustling east-coast city. The Homewood campus has green quads, brick pathways, and “The Beach,” a grassy expanse used for sunbathing, studying, and socializing. A short walk or a free shuttle ride leads to museums, concert halls, shops, historic movie theaters, restaurants, and professional sports stadiums. Hopkins students are not only engaged members of the campus community, but also engaged citizens of Baltimore.

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

Address 3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD  21218
United States
Contact Phone: 410-516-8000

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biophysics Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical And Biomolecular Engineering Checkmark
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Civil Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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Engineering Mechanics Checkmark
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
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Romance Languages Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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History And Philosophy Of Science And Technology Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Behavioral Sciences Checkmark
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Cognitive Science Checkmark
Human Biology Checkmark
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Economics Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

30,164
Applied
2,937
Accepted
5,534
Enrolled
10%
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Female Admissions

16,218
Females Applied
1,607
Females Accepted
10%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

13,946
Males Applied
1,330
Males Accepted
10%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.93
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st March 15th
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 1st May 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 740 710 770
SAT Math 780 760 800
ACT Composite 34 33 35

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

57,010
Private
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Fees

500
Full-time student fees
16,800
Room & board
9,736
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

49,032
Avg. Financial Aid Package
53,723
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
38,353
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
335
Avg. Loan Aid
27,380
Avg. Grant Aid
47,843
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

5,534
Total Undergrad students
10%
International Students
89%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.79%
Black or African American 7.59%
White or Caucasian 27.61%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.15%
Asian 27.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.17%
Two or more races 6.32%
Other 4.6%

Gender

Male (48.08%)
Female (51.92%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 51%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Spring Fair, Hoptoberfest and Lighting of the Quad

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
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Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
CCTV monitoring of public areas

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark Division 3 No
Wrestling Checkmark Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark Division 3 No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

757
Total Faculty
7:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 738
Part-time - 19
Male - 477
Female - 280
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