Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins University is considered one of the top fifteen best schools in the country. The private institution was founded in 1876, and currently has four campuses around Baltimore, Maryland. The urban setting of about 140 acres also allows students to take advantage of off-campus research opportunities. The main undergraduate campus is the Homewood Campus, near Charles Village; freshman and sophomores are required to live in residential housing.

With over 6,000 undergraduates, Johns Hopkins University has been voted number one among universities in science, medical, and engineering research and development for more than 30 years (according to the National Science Foundation.) On the main Homewood Campus, there are three schools: the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the GWC Whiting School of Engineering, and the School of Education. The Krieger School offers more than 60 majors, and the Whiting School has 14 engineering programs. The most popular majors at Johns Hopkins include public health, international relations, bioengineering and biomedical engineering, and economics. Also, the university is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital, which is considered the number one hospital in all the United States.

Johns Hopkins campusDespite the importance placed on demanding curriculum, Johns Hopkins University also has a thriving social atmosphere. More than 1,000 students belong to the 23 recognized fraternities and sororities on campus. They also have one of the longest running weekly college newspapers in the country. Founded in 1896, “The Johns Hopkins News-Letter,” has won multiple awards for student journalism.  Another popular on-campus activity is the Johns Hopkins Outdoors Club (JHOC), which was established in 1972. Students can escape the urban Baltimore setting and take weekend trips that involve canoeing, mountain biking, and camping. Johns Hopkins also has a substantial athletic program. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Centennial Conference, and their men’s lacrosse team participates at the NCAA Division I level.

Johns Hopkins University campusJohns Hopkins has established multiple libraries that have helped students implement study habits in line with the 21st century. The University Library currently holds more than 3.7 million volumes and includes ten main divisions. The Sheridan Libraries’ Brody Learning Commons opened in 2012, and includes group study spaces, seminar rooms, and laboratories. Students are able to take advantage of the electronic and paper resources available in the large, four-story building. The library is also an ideal place for studying because it is open around the clock.

Johns Hopkins studentsStudents interested in being a part of a leading research institution should investigate all the academic opportunities Johns Hopkins has to offer. With an impressive roster of alumni (including Nobel Laureates and President Woodrow Wilson), the university has vigorous academic programs and a multitude of on-campus activities. Small classroom sizes and dedicated professors only add to the inspiring aspects of Johns Hopkins University.


Acceptance Rate

JHU acceptance rate

Academic Qualifications

Johns Hopkins University average GPA and top 10% in high school

SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

Johns Hopkins SAT score range
JHU SAT math

ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

JHU ACT test score

Application Deadlines

Early decision: November 1

Regular decision: January 4

Admissions Criteria

Freshmen Admissions
Number of 2020 (Class of 2024) applicants: 27,256
Enrolled: 1,340
Yield: 42%
Acceptance rate: 9.6%

Early Decision Admissions
Number of 2021 (Class of 2025) applicants: ~2,600
Enrolled: 520
ED acceptance rate: 20%

Transfer Admissions
Number of applicants: 1,361
Admitted transfer applicants: 156
Acceptance rate: 11.5%

Academic Qualifications
Average GPA: 3.93
Top 10% of High School: 96%

Middle SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 710-760
SAT Math: 750-800

Middle ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
ACT Composite: 33-35
ACT English: 34-36
ACT Math: 30-35

Standardized Test Requirements

JHU does not require the SAT/ACT SAT/ACT not required

JHU does not require the writing portion Writing portion not required

JHU does not require the writing portion Writing portion not required

Score Card

Graduation Rates

Johns Hopkins University graduation rate

Loan Defaults and Rhodes Scholars

JHU score card

Salary After Attending

R&D Expenditures

Campus Safety

Score Card Information

Graduation Rates
4 years: 87%
5 years: 92%
6 years: 93%

Transferred to another school: 3%

Loan default rate: 1.1%

Total Rhodes Scholars: 22

Salary after attending: $73,200

R&D Expenditures: $2.661 billion

Campus Safety
Sex offenses: 17
Robberies: 0
Aggravated assaults: 1
Burglaries: 12
Car thefts: 4

Financial Aid

Net Cost and Total Expected Cost of Attendance

Johns Hopkins financial aid

Average Net Price By Income

Student Debt

Additional Information

Tuition, room and board (2020-2021): $73,810

Total estimated cost of attendance (2020-2021): $76,897

Net Cost
Average: $28,999

By income
$0 to $30,000: $3,562
$30,001 to $48,000: $8,210
$48,001 to $75,000: $9,049
$75,001 to $110,000: $19,177
$110,001 and more: $43,513

Graduates with student debt: 46%

Average student debt at graduation: $25,697

Student Body

Student Residence

Undergraduate Class Sizes

Johns Hopkins undergraduate class sizes

Student to Faculty Ratio

JHU student to faculty ratio

Student Population

Additional Information

Student to Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1

Women: 54%

Undergraduate Class Sizes
Under 20: 75%
20 to 39: 13%
40 to 99: 8%
100+: 4%

Student Population
Total: 26,152
Undergraduate: 6,042

Student Residence
In State: 9%
Out of State: 78%
International: 11%
Unknown: 2%

JHU student population

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This page was last updated in December 2020.