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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?

5,668 Full-Time Undergraduates
$30,701 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%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered 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.

Johns Hopkins University Rankings

Johns Hopkins is ranked #20 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. Out of the 26 colleges in Maryland, it is ranked at #1.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Johns Hopkins has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Johns Hopkins

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 4
Best Colleges for International Students 18
Best Colleges 20
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 51
Best Colleges for Veterans 134
Best Colleges for the Money 671

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?

$30,701 Net Price
34% Take Out Loans
1.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Johns Hopkins is $30,701. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Johns Hopkins

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,968 $8,852 $15,396 $19,618 $42,583

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

5,668 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,109 undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins, with 5,668 being full-time and 441 being part-time.

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

There are also 19,042 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,668 full-time undergraduates at Johns Hopkins, 50% are male and 50% 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 1,462
Black or African American 366
Hispanic or Latino 779
White 1,890
International Students 597
Other Races/Ethnicities 574

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Johns Hopkins University awarded 3,494 undergraduate degrees and 14,712 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 0 33 0
Anthropology 0 5 7 3
Applied Mathematics 0 29 64 3
Archeology 0 4 0 0
Area Studies 0 13 2 0
Audiovisual Communications 0 18 9 0
Behavioral Science 0 18 0 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 28 85 57
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 0 4 0
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 12 7
Biomedical Engineering 0 99 106 21
Biotechnology 0 0 387 0
Business Administration & Management 0 7 101 0
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 121 6 26
Chemical Engineering 0 87 69 14
Chemistry 0 24 28 28
Child Development & Psychology 0 54 6 5
Civil Engineering 0 10 24 8
Classical Languages & Literature 0 7 1 1
Cognitive Science 0 51 8 3
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 113 0
Computer Engineering 0 15 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 88 257 18
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 87 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 43 17
Economics 0 113 243 7
Electrical Engineering 0 19 138 13
Engineering Mechanics 0 3 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 55 0
Environmental Engineering 0 12 72 7
Ethnic Studies 0 1 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 12 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 511 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 10 1 1
General Biology 0 24 34 23
General Business/Commerce 0 0 306 0
General Education 0 0 583 49
General English Literature 0 20 0 3
General Social Sciences 0 0 32 0
Genetics 0 0 5 9
Geography & Cartography 0 0 27 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 4 8 7
Germanic Languages 0 1 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 173 21
Historic Preservation 0 0 1 0
History 0 22 11 11
Homeland Security 0 0 18 0
Human Biology 0 29 0 0
Information Science 0 0 77 0
Information Technology 0 0 84 0
International Relations & National Security 0 86 553 6
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1 38 4
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 52 0
Marketing 0 0 153 0
Materials Engineering 0 20 27 10
Mathematics 0 92 58 5
Mechanical Engineering 0 33 87 17
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 6 0
Medicine 0 0 0 118
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 150 6
Museum Studies 0 0 87 0
Music 0 56 116 13
Natural Resources Conservation 0 9 0 0
Natural Sciences 0 20 0 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 143 2 12
Nursing 0 0 316 44
Other Education 0 0 29 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 1 0
Other Physical Science 0 0 66 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 1 5
Philosophy 0 6 3 2
Physics 0 22 38 18
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 2
Political Science & Government 0 31 114 5
Public Administration 0 0 39 0
Public Health 0 165 502 44
Public Policy 0 0 26 0
Real Estate 0 0 45 0
Robotics Engineering 0 0 44 0
Romance Languages 0 40 1 6
Sociology 0 26 10 4
Special Education 0 0 25 0
Statistics 0 0 5 0
Systems Engineering 0 0 151 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 13 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 3 9 0
Writing Studies 0 58 63 0
Total 0 3,494 13,346 1,366

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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