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Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

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Johns Hopkins University overview
Location Baltimore, Maryland
Online jhu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Johns Hopkins University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Johns Hopkins University, located in Baltimore, Maryland, approximately 18 miles northeast of downtown Washington D.C., is a prestigious private research institution founded in 1876. The university is recognized for its strong emphasis on research and offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, with a distinctive reputation in fields such as medicine, biomedical engineering, international relations, and public health. The Homewood campus, reflecting a blend of Georgian and modern architecture, provides housing options for students, enhancing a residential collegiate experience in an urban setting. Johns Hopkins is characterized by a highly competitive admissions process, seeking students who demonstrate exceptional academic prowess and potential. While the university does not have a primary focus on athletics, it has gained recognition for its lacrosse teams.

In the most recent statistical year 37,844 prospective students applied, and 2,745 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,406 enrolled in the school.  16,888 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 14,387 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $60,480 plus fees of $0. Johns Hopkins is ranked 10 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Johns Hopkins is rated within the top 3% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Johns Hopkins University overview
SAT 1520/1570
ACT 34/35
GPA 3.92

Applications Accepted

Johns Hopkins University overview
Applications Due Jan 3, 2024
Applicant Competition Extreme
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Johns Hopkins University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,280
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $17,640
Budget for Other Expenses$1,400
Total One Year Cost$80,800

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$85,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

91% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Johns Hopkins University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 23%
Social Sciences 17%
Engineering 16%
Biology 11%
Mathematics 4%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=162928 IPEDS survey data for Johns Hopkins University.

Current students may use the Johns Hopkins University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.