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?
- Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Johns Hopkins since the student to facuty ratio is 6 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 highest award offered at Johns Hopkins is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Johns Hopkins bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $73,200 a year. That's about 79% more than their peers at 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 landed the #37 spot in our 2022 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,587 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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Johns Hopkins.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Johns Hopkins has earned from around the web.
|#3||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools||College Factual|
|#4||Best Education Schools||College Factual|
|#4||Best Communication & Journalism Schools||College Factual|
|#10||Best Social Sciences Schools||College Factual|
|#12||Best Teaching Schools||Teaching Degree Search|
|#18||Best Health Professions Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Johns Hopkins University?
Contact details for Johns Hopkins are given below.
|Address:||3400 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218-2688|
How Do I Get Into Johns Hopkins?
You can apply to Johns Hopkins online at: https://apply.commonapp.org/
Admission Requirements for Johns Hopkins
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Johns Hopkins?
Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 11%, and the acceptance rate for women is 11%.
Average Test Scores
About 61% 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 760. Math scores were between 750 and 800.
Can I Afford Johns Hopkins University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Johns Hopkins, approximately 16% of students took out student loans averaging $8,625 a year. That adds up to $34,500 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Johns Hopkins is 1.3%. 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
There are also 22,559 graduate students at the school.
Of the 5,766 full-time undergraduates at Johns Hopkins, 48% are male and 52% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Johns Hopkins University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||460|
|Hispanic or Latino||952|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Johns Hopkins has changed over the last few years.
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Johns Hopkins
The following table shows how Johns Hopkins is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Neurobiology & Neurosciences||#1||#1|
|Biomathematics & Bioinformatics||#13||#13|
|General Social Sciences||#25||#25|
|Political Science & Government||#30||#30|
|Computer Systems Networking||#31||#31|
|Geography & Cartography||#43||#43|
|Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering||#64||#64|
Online Affordability Rankings of Johns Hopkins Rankings
The following table shows how Johns Hopkins is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Other Physical Science||#1||#1|
|General Social Sciences||#4||#4|
|Other Health Professions||#4||#4|
|Geography & Cartography||#8||#8|
|Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering||#10||#10|
|Computer Systems Networking||#10||#10|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#19||#19|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#19||#19|
|Communication & Media Studies||#22||#22|
|Communication & Journalism||#46||#46|
|Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods||#49||#49|
|Finance & Financial Management||#57||#57|
Online Growth Rankings of Johns Hopkins
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Johns Hopkins University was 37.2%. This is the #633 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly 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.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Johns Hopkins ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Johns Hopkins.
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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Lester Spence under License
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