Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
52%
48%
student ratio
6,117
total students
Tuition Cost $50,410 | $50,410
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $39,344
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fall application deadline
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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

The lack of a core curriculum gives way to academic freedom, which allows students to create their own unique interdisciplinary schedules. They choose classes they are genuinely interested in, not just required to take, so there¿s a real sense of curiosity around learning that extends beyond the classroom setting. Learning is multidimensional and occurs through hands-on experiences across all academic disciplines and within every subject imaginable. In fact, more than 60 percent of Hopkins student have a double major or minor, and many of their combinations are unexpected--like electrical engineering and romance languages, mathematics and philosophy, or BME and business.

Research redefined

As America's first research institution, Johns Hopkins University emphasizes the importance of exploration and discovery in the undergraduate experience. The university leads the nation in research spending for the 37th year in a row and offers students the chance to make innovative discoveries as early as freshman year. Almost 75 percent of students across all disciplines participate in research, which takes place in labs, our hometown of Baltimore City, and museums.

Student life

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 Jerry from Ben & Jerry's. 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. And if they can't find a club they want to join among the more than 300 student-run groups, they start their own.

Campus and surroundings

The Homewood campus is set on 140 acres full of grassy quads and brick pathways, where a short walk or a free shuttle ride leads to museums, concert halls, shops, historic movie-theaters, restaurants, and professional sports stadiums.

A busy city with a small-town feel, Baltimore gives students the option to frequent a popular weekend farmers market, take advantage of nearby hiking trails, or attend a local festival. And just a little farther out, mountains and beaches in Maryland make for a fun weekend getaway. Baltimore is also an extension of the classroom. Big city resources and opportunities prepare students for future success as they intern, volunteer, do research, and create lasting memories.


Location & Contact

3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
USA

Kate Estes

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: 410-516-8171
Fax: 410-516-6025
Email: gotojhu@jhu.edu

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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.
    • 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

  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied
    • Accepted
    • Acceptance Rate
    • Enrolled6,117
    • Female Applicants14,324
    • Females Accepted1,686
    • Female Acceptance Rate11%
    • Male Applicants12,770
    • Males Accepted1,548
    • Male Acceptance Rate12%
  • 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 freshman3.92
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Not Reported
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 700 770
    • SAT Math 720 800
    • SAT Writing 690 770
    • ACT Composite 32 35
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$50,410
    • Out-of-state tuition *$50,410
    • 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 *$14,976
    • Room only *$8,652
    • * 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 Students6,117
    • Male Student Percentage48%
    • Female Student Percentage52%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino13.4%
    • Black or African American6.03%
    • White or Caucasian36.88%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.14%
    • Asian24.38%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.16%
    • Two or more races4.85%
    • Unknown or International Student3.64%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students88% 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 48%
  • 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 Hopkins Organization for Programming (The Hop), Johns Hopkins Model United Nations Conference (JHUMUNC), The Outdoors Club, JHU Tutorial Project, JHU Student Government Association (SGA)
  • 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
    • Gymnastics 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
    • Gymnastics 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 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


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