About Johns Hopkins University

Founded in 1876, Johns Hopkins University. is a Private college. Located in Maryland, which is a city setting in Maryland, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 6,042 full time undergraduate students, and 17,875 full time graduate students.

The Johns Hopkins University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 1361 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Johns Hopkins University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate12%
Application Deadline1-Nov
Application Fee70
SAT Range1400-1570
ACT Range32-34

Admissions at JHU are considered Most Selective, with ,38% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 5 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

100% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 98% were in the top quarter, and 86% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Johns Hopkins University.

10%
“We”re apathetic”
35%
“We know about current events and vote”
51%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
8%
“Sometimes, but not often”
48%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
40%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
14%
“I only go out in groups”
47%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
38%
“I feel extremely safe”
57%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
10%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
39%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
47%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
5%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
10%
“Available in class”
53%
“They keep regular office hours”
36%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
48%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
44%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
6%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
15%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
62%
“We only party on weekends”
18%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
21%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
52%
“There might be people who do”
24%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
10%
“We”re apathetic”
35%
“We know about current events and vote”
51%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
8%
“Sometimes, but not often”
48%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
40%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
14%
“I only go out in groups”
47%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
38%
“I feel extremely safe”
57%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
10%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
39%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
47%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
5%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
10%
“Available in class”
53%
“They keep regular office hours”
36%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
48%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
44%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
6%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
15%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
62%
“We only party on weekends”
18%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
21%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
52%
“There might be people who do”
24%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    147 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    120 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    151 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    154 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    153 Students rated class size 4 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    152 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    154 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    154 Students rated academics 4 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

Johns Hopkins University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Johns Hopkins University?

54 Students rated Johns Hopkins University

Serena - 01/01/2024

Johns Hopkins University always stood out to me. The first time I visited the school, I was mesmerized and left in awe—completely speechless. I’ve visited some other schools, like NYU or WSU in Pullman. Of course, they both are amazing schools yet no school had made me feel at home or anticipated to look forward in college. I live on the other side of the United States as an international student, in Seattle, which is so far away from where I currently study at in High school; however, Johns Hopkins welcomed me as soon as I entered into the building and the atmosphere that surrounded me felt somewhat nostalgic. I’ve never been in this state nor this school ever in my life, however, I knew this was the place for me. Now in my Junior year in High School, I constantly look forward to my college application and experiences that will spread out and about as I approach my senior year of high school and can’t wait to visit this place once more.

Trinity - 07/24/2023

I am a graduate student at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins. The amenities available to students are very useful. My favorite thing they offer is the shuttle system, which is free to students and provides transport between campus and several different areas of the city. There are several different options for mental and physical health care, and the university is passionate about checking in with their students and making sure they're cared for. This is especially important for the Peabody students who live on campus. While the campus is beautiful, the Peabody campus is rather claustrophobic. The students who live there have every amenity and need being met on campus, from food to housing to even a small gym. Unfortunately, this means that once studies start picking up, it can be difficult to find the time or motivation to leave campus, leading to some poor mental health. As I stated, the university is really on top of this though. The food starts out great at the Peabody campus but tends to decline in quality as the year goes on. There are vegan and vegetarian options available, but often times they aren't great options. The professors and the education in the conservatory are excellent. My professors have all been very open to questions and help when I've struggled and are great resources when trying to connect to outside opportunities. There's even a launchpad office that connects students and alumni to job and competition opportunities to help them get their names known and make some money. While every institution needs work, I would rate the Peabody Conservatory a solid 4/5 stars and definitely recommend it to prospective students.

Kalkidane - 07/24/2023

The atmosphere and diversity are outstanding and this school is pretty local to me. They offer plenty of club organizations and majors/minors and the campus is a place where you don't get easily lost or confused. They are known as the 1st research school and many of the Hopkins students spoke about how they are able to work in the work field based on their career interests and how the process is simple.

Shannon - 06/24/2021

I had an amazing, life changing experience at Johns Hopkins University. This school has opportunities that you would not be able to get at most other schools. Getting involved in neuroscience research was as easy as sending an email -- having a Hopkins connection really goes a long way. The students are smart and interesting, and I've had some amazing intellectual conversations with so many of them. The environment is definitely hard working and at times self-deprecating, but I appreciate the humble nature of the school. For being a top 10 university, the students are surprisingly not pretentious. And for the millionth time, NOT competitive! Yes they are incredibly hardworking, but there is not that stereotypical "cutthroat" environment you hear so much about. Overall I had an awesome experience and would recommend anybody interested to definitely apply!

Johns Hopkins University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Johns Hopkins University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Johns Hopkins University is 12%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Ironically, I think about this question all the time and I'm fairly certain the adivce I would give myself would be to avoid "senioritis" at all costs. Instead of slacking off my senior year by being an office aid and taking only the two or three classes that I neded in order to graduate, I now realize how beneficial it would have been for me to take classes that would have challenged me to continue working hard. If I had took a heavier course load during my final year of high school, then perhaps I would have done better in my first semester of college.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Very nice people that are open as long as you are.

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  4. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Students are serious about their studies and will understand if you need to work instead of going out. At the same time, most students are social, so it's not like everyone is always studying. I found this balance of work and play to be satisfying. Probably one of the biggest weaknesses of Hopkins is the food and variety of food. On campus food is fine (quality-wise), but there aren't enough venues. This results in lack of variety and long lines at lunch time. Additionally, many locations don't serve dinner, so the cafeterias become your only option. Additionally, off campus options are pretty limited, which doesn't help this issue.

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  5. What are the academics like at your school?

    Hopkins academics can certainly be challenging...and there is no grade inflation. However, many students work together and professors and teaching assistants have office hours where they are happy to help you with problems you may have. Most classes are reasonably sized (~20-30) with the exception of intro level math and science classes which can be as large as ~300 students. The physics department is pretty unique in that the teacher to student (majoring students) is much higher than most other departments. In fact, the ratio is probably pretty close to 1 faculty member to each majoring undergraduate student. This means that there are many research opportunities without there being much competition from your peers. Additionally, because there aren't many students majoring in physics, the physics-track courses are small (~25).

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  6. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Studious, competitive, antisocial.

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  7. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    A Capella is popular, newspapers and magazines are as well. There is a niche for almost anything that you would like. I'd recommend that anyone at any college try out a variety of groups to find the right one.

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  8. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    While it may be true for some people, most students are not premeds and few are "cutthroat". Most students are happy to help their peers with coursework, even if graded on a curve.

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  9. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Being far from Texas-my home.

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  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It has a lot of opportunities and are available to anyone who is willing to step up and take them.

    Read all  37 answers
  11. What's unique about your campus?

    It's well known and respected adn the focus is clearly on academics. There are alot of greaterprofessors and resources for learning.

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  12. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Johns Hopkins breeds doctors.

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  13. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    That we're cutthroat, and spend all our time in the library. People do spend a lot of time in the library, but they also spend a lot of time on their extracurriculars/having fun. People aren't cutthroat, but they do definitely work hard.

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  14. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Nothing. I was pretty well informed from information sessions, hopkins literature, and the various advisors asigned to me by the school (both academic and students).

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  15. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    JHU is known for it's medical school. Here at the undergrad..it's not that great unless you are pre-med. However, IF you are pre-med, watch out for cut throat ppl cuz there's a LOT of them! (I've heard many cases of stolen text book/ notes in the library during finals period).

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  16. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    It's the best medical school in the country.

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  17. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Anyone who is unmotivated. It takes a strong determination and work ethic to succeed here. Goodluck!

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  18. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The type of person who wants to have opportunities as a nurse/nursing student at one of the most innovative institutions in the country. Someone who wants to work hard and be involved with the community.

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  19. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Johns Hopkin University allows Freshmen students the 'luxury' of covered grades the first semester, however, this hurts the students more than it helps them. Students begin to think that it is ok to slack off, procrastinate, and not manage their time because 'grades really do not matter'. But it is frustrating to get back on track for the next semester when you have been given a great luxury that teached you nasty habits.

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  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I decided to go to Johns Hopkins because of the generous financial package I received. I applied to a bunch of big named schools and got into almost all of them. Johns Hopkins happened to give me the most money and because my family could not afford to pay $54,000 a year out of pocket, there was no question.

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  21. Describe the best and worst parts of the social scene on campus.

    When the weather is nice, everyone congregates on the grassy lawn known as The Beach.

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Student Body

Students

52%

female

48%

male

6,042

Total Undergrad Enrollment

17,875

Total Grad Students

80%

Out-Of-State

8%

In-State

12%

International

Organizations

300

Student Organizations

13

Fraternities

12

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

13%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
23%
% Black or African-American
6%
% Hispanic/Latino
13%
% White or Caucasian
38%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

66% of students attending Johns Hopkins University receive some sort of financial aid. 13% were awarded federal grants. While 33% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$50,410

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,220

Books and Supplies

$14,976

Room and Board

66,606

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,297
$30 - $48K
$7,096
$48 - $75K
$14,488
$75 - $110K
$24,264
$110K & UP
$44,393

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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