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Chances of getting into Johns Hopkins University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
11%
Admission Difficulty for Johns Hopkins University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Elite 
Applicant Competition Very High 
How hard is it to get into Johns Hopkins and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Johns Hopkins is 11%.  It ranks #2 in Maryland and #23 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Johns Hopkins is a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Last year, 3,330 out of 30,115 applicants were admitted.

The school has exceptionally high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 2 percent (SAT 1470/1560 ACT 34/36). Johns Hopkins University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.92. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 42% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Johns Hopkins application fee is $70 and applications are due by Apr 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Johns Hopkins University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Johns Hopkins SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1470-1560
Applicants Submitting SAT 
48%
SAT Scores for Johns Hopkins University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 720
SAT Math 25th 750
SAT Composite 25th 1470
SAT Scores for Johns Hopkins University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 760
SAT Math 75th 800
SAT Composite 75th 1560
Average SAT Score 1520

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Johns Hopkins University?

Johns Hopkins University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 2 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1470 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1420. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1520 out of 1600. Johns Hopkins ranks #1 in Maryland and #10 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Johns Hopkins University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1560 and Above Good >19%
1515 to 1560 Avg + 11%-19%
1470 to 1515 Avg - 6%-11%
1425 to 1470 Reach 3%-6%
Less than 1425 Low <3%
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Johns Hopkins ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
34-36 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
51%
ACT Scores for Johns Hopkins University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 34
ACT Math 25th 32
ACT Composite 25th 34
ACT Scores for Johns Hopkins University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 36
ACT Math 75th 35
ACT Composite 75th 36
Average ACT Score 35

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Johns Hopkins?

Admission data indicates that Johns Hopkins regularly accepts students with ACT's of 34 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 1 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 33 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 35 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 36 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Maryland and #2 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 51 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Johns Hopkins University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Johns Hopkins University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
36 and Above Good >19%
35 to 36 Avg + 11%-19%
34 to 35 Avg - 6%-11%
33 to 34 Reach 3%-6%
Less than 33 Low <3%
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Johns Hopkins GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.92
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Johns Hopkins University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Johns Hopkins. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Johns Hopkins University was 3.92 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Maryland for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Johns Hopkins is a very selective school.

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High School GPA's for admitted Johns Hopkins University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 65.81% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 23.88% Avg -
3.50 to 3.74 6.53% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 2.84% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 0.6% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 0.09% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.09% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.17% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

99.1% of Johns Hopkins University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Johns Hopkins University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 99.1%
Top 25% of class 99.7%
Top 50% of class 100%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Johns Hopkins University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,154 13,961 30,115
Accepted 1,779 1,551 3,330
Acceptance Rate 11% 11% 11%
Enrolled 732 673 1,405
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 43% 42%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
121

Applicants have 121 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Johns Hopkins University is $70.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Johns Hopkins University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Johns Hopkins University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Johns Hopkins University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

FAQs

Does Johns Hopkins University prefer SAT or ACT?

48% of students submit their SAT scores to Johns Hopkins. 51% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Johns Hopkins University?

11% of those who apply are granted admission to Johns Hopkins. Admission competition is very high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Johns Hopkins University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1470 and 1560. 48% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Johns Hopkins University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 34 and 36. 51% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.