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Johns Hopkins University Overview

Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Johns Hopkins University Known For?

1,748 Undergraduate Awards
$53,746 Avg Cost After Aid
13% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Johns Hopkins may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 7 to 1.
  • Students at Johns Hopkins have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Johns Hopkins.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Johns Hopkins with a bachelor's degree make about $73,200 a year. That's 79% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Johns Hopkins to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Johns Hopkins University Rankings

Johns Hopkins landed the #43 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. Johns Hopkins also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Maryland ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Johns Hopkins has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#326 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Johns Hopkins.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Robotics Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Computer Systems Networking Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best General Social Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Computer & Information Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Social Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Johns Hopkins has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for Public Health College Factual
#6 Best Teaching Schools Teaching Degree Search
#6 Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual
#6 Best Colleges for Mathematics & Statistics College Factual
#21 Best Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#34 Best Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual

Where Is Johns Hopkins University?

Location of Johns Hopkins University

Contact details for Johns Hopkins are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3400 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218-2688
Phone: 410-516-8000
Website: www.jhu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/johnshopkinsuniversity
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JohnsHopkins

How Do I Get Into Johns Hopkins?

You can apply to Johns Hopkins online at: https://apply.commonapp.org

Admission Requirements for Johns Hopkins

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Johns Hopkins?

13% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
43% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 13%, Johns Hopkins is one of the most selective schools in the country. If the admissions department requests additional materials, be sure to submit them promptly. This could be a sign that you're on the border line of being accepted or denied.

Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 13%, and the acceptance rate for women is 12%.

Average Test Scores

About 43% of students accepted to Johns Hopkins submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 720 and 770. Math scores were between 730 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Johns Hopkins University  ( 720 to 770 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Johns Hopkins University  ( 730 to 800 )
200
800
Johns Hopkins received ACT scores from 56% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 33 and 35. Math scores were between 31 and 35. Composite scores were between 33 and 35.

ACT English Scores for Johns Hopkins University  ( 33 to 35 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Johns Hopkins University  ( 31 to 35 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Johns Hopkins University  ( 33 to 35 )
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36

Can I Afford Johns Hopkins University?

$53,746 Net Price
34% Take Out Loans
1.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Johns Hopkins is $53,746. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Johns Hopkins, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $6,361 a year. That adds up to $25,444 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Johns Hopkins is 1.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,762 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,256 undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins, with 5,762 being full-time and 494 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Johns Hopkins

There are also 20,823 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,762 full-time undergraduates at Johns Hopkins, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Johns Hopkins

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Johns Hopkins University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,513
Black or African American 432
Hispanic or Latino 876
White 1,611
International Students 695
Other Races/Ethnicities 635

Geographic Diversity

Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at Johns Hopkins University. At this time, 44 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 104 countries are represented at Johns Hopkins. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Johns Hopkins University

8,722 Took All Classes Online
11,243 Took At Least One Class Online
22.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 11,243 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Johns Hopkins has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Johns Hopkins

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Johns Hopkins University was 22.0%. This is the #840 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Johns Hopkins regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Johns Hopkins majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 12%
Business, Management & Marketing 3%
Communication & Journalism 25%
Communication & Media Studies 25%
Computer & Information Sciences 7%
Computer Information Systems 2%
Computer Systems Networking 43%
Economics 18%
Education 7%
Educational Administration 31%
Engineering 7%
Engineering Technologies 16%
Engineering-Related Fields 31%
Environmental Engineering 17%
General Biology 9%
General Education 100%
Genetics 7%
Geography & Cartography 19%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 37%
Health Professions 14%
Homeland Security 61%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 61%
Mental & Social Health Services 26%
Other Education 16%
Political Science & Government 12%
Public Administration 14%
Public Administration & Social Service 12%
Public Health 15%
Public Policy 8%
Social Sciences 1%
Special Education 21%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Johns Hopkins ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Johns Hopkins.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Biotechnology #1
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology #1
Neurobiology & Neurosciences #1
Physics #2
Bioethics/Medical Ethics #2
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) #2
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics #3
Environmental Engineering #4
Public Policy #4
Biomedical Engineering #4
Educational Assessment #4
Gerontology #4
Applied Mathematics #4
Economics #5
Systems Engineering #6
Natural Resources Conservation #6
Natural Resources & Conservation #7
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering #7
Physical Sciences #8
General Biology #8
Mechanical Engineering #8
Other Health Professions #9
Medical Illustration & Informatics #9
Information Science #10
Civil Engineering #10
Mathematics & Statistics #12
Political Science & Government #12
Electrical Engineering #14
General Social Sciences #14
Homeland Security #14
Finance & Financial Management #14
Engineering-Related Fields #15
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #15
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #15
Other Education #16
Mental & Social Health Services #16
Computer Systems Networking #17
Writing Studies #18
Public Administration #19
Public Health #22
Communication & Media Studies #24
Engineering #26
English Language & Literature #28
Engineering Technologies #31
Instructional Media Design #31
Information Technology #36
General Education #36
Communication & Journalism #39
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #43
Social Sciences #44
Special Education #45
Computer Information Systems #45
General Business/Commerce #46
Teacher Education Subject Specific #47
Public Administration & Social Service #56
Teacher Education Grade Specific #69
Educational Administration #69
Health & Medical Administrative Services #87
Computer & Information Sciences #92
Liberal Arts General Studies #104
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #104
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #114
Nursing #154
Education #184
Business Administration & Management #231
Health Professions #260
Business, Management & Marketing #293

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Public Health 0 165 326 501 44 1,036
International Relations & National Security 0 86 38 553 6 683
General Education 0 0 0 583 49 632
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 3 511 0 514
Biotechnology 0 0 4 387 0 391
Nursing 0 0 28 316 44 388
Economics 0 113 1 243 7 364
Computer Information Systems 0 88 0 257 18 363
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 132 173 21 326
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 306 0 306
Biomedical Engineering 0 99 1 106 21 227
Music 1 56 26 116 13 212
Political Science & Government 0 31 21 114 5 171
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 28 0 85 57 170
Chemical Engineering 0 87 0 69 14 170
Electrical Engineering 0 19 0 138 13 170
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 5 150 6 161
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 143 0 2 12 157
Systems Engineering 0 0 6 151 0 157
Mathematics 0 92 0 58 5 155
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 121 0 6 26 153
Marketing 0 0 0 153 0 153
Mechanical Engineering 0 33 0 87 17 137
Writing Studies 0 58 3 63 0 124
Business Administration & Management 0 7 11 101 0 119
Medicine 0 0 0 0 118 118
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 113 0 113
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 37 43 17 97
Applied Mathematics 0 29 0 64 3 96
Environmental Engineering 0 12 1 72 7 92
Museum Studies 0 0 5 87 0 92
Information Science 0 0 11 77 0 88
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 87 0 87
Information Technology 0 0 2 84 0 86
General Biology 0 24 0 34 23 81
Chemistry 0 24 0 28 28 80
Physics 0 22 0 38 18 78
Educational Administration 0 0 70 0 0 70
Other Physical Science 0 0 0 66 0 66
Child Development & Psychology 0 54 0 6 5 65
Cognitive Science 0 51 0 8 3 62
Public Administration 0 0 20 39 0 59
Other Education 0 0 28 29 0 57
Materials Engineering 0 20 0 27 10 57
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 55 0 55
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 52 0 52
Romance Languages 0 40 0 1 6 47
Real Estate 0 0 0 45 0 45
Robotics Engineering 0 0 0 44 0 44
History 0 22 0 11 11 44
Civil Engineering 0 10 1 24 8 43
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1 0 38 4 43
Sociology 0 26 0 10 4 40
Special Education 0 0 14 25 0 39
General Social Sciences 0 0 4 32 0 36
Geography & Cartography 0 0 9 27 0 36
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 21 13 0 34
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 0 0 33 0 33
Human Biology 0 29 0 0 0 29
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 28 0 0 28
Audiovisual Communications 0 18 0 9 0 27
Public Policy 0 0 0 26 0 26
General English Literature 0 20 0 0 3 23
Natural Sciences 0 20 0 0 0 20
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 12 7 19
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 4 0 8 7 19
Behavioral Science 0 18 0 0 0 18
Homeland Security 0 0 0 18 0 18
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 3 4 9 0 16
Computer Engineering 0 15 0 0 0 15
Area Studies 0 13 0 2 0 15
Anthropology 0 5 0 7 3 15
Genetics 0 0 0 5 9 14
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 12 0 12
Fine & Studio Arts 0 10 0 1 1 12
Philosophy 0 6 0 3 2 11
Instructional Media Design 0 0 9 0 0 9
Classical Languages & Literature 0 7 0 1 1 9
Natural Resources Conservation 0 9 0 0 0 9
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 8 0 0 8
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 1 6 0 7
Other Health Professions 0 0 6 1 0 7
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 7 0 0 7
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 1 5 6
Student Counseling 0 0 6 0 0 6
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 0 1 4 0 5
Statistics 0 0 0 5 0 5
Archeology 0 4 0 0 0 4
Engineering Mechanics 0 3 0 0 0 3
Gerontology 0 0 3 0 0 3
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 2 2
Nanotechnology 0 0 1 0 0 1
Ethnic Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
Germanic Languages 0 1 0 0 0 1
Historic Preservation 0 0 0 1 0 1
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Statistics 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 1,747 902 6,672 683 10,005

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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