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Johns Hopkins Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Johns Hopkins University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
12.5%
Admission Difficulty for Johns Hopkins University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into Johns Hopkins and can I get accepted? The school has a 13% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,405 out of 27,156 applicants were admitted making Johns Hopkins a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 2 percent. Johns Hopkins University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 42% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Johns Hopkins SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1490-1580
Applicants Submitting SAT
43%
SAT Scores for Johns Hopkins University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 730
SAT Math 25th 760
SAT Composite 25th 1490
SAT Scores for Johns Hopkins University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 780
SAT Math 75th 800
SAT Composite 75th 1580
Average SAT Score 1540

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

Johns Hopkins University typically requires applicants to be in the top 1 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1490 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 1440. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1540 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Maryland for highest average SAT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Johns Hopkins University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1580 and Above Good >20%
1535 to 1580 Avg + 13%-20%
1490 to 1535 Avg - 8%-13%
1445 to 1490 Reach 5%-8%
Less than 1445 Low <5%
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Johns Hopkins ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
33-35 
Applicants Submitting ACT
56%
ACT Scores for Johns Hopkins University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 33
ACT Math 25th 31
ACT Composite 25th 33
ACT Scores for Johns Hopkins University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 35
ACT Composite 75th 35
Average ACT Score 34

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 33 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 2 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 32 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 34 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 35 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. 56 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Johns Hopkins University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Johns Hopkins University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
35 and Above Good >20%
34 to 35 Avg + 13%-20%
33 to 34 Avg - 8%-13%
32 to 33 Reach 5%-8%
Less than 32 Low <5%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.74
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Johns Hopkins University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Johns Hopkins University was 3.74 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Johns Hopkins University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 59% Good
3.50 to 3.75 26% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 11% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 3% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

84% 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 84%
Top 25% of class 98%
Top 50% of class 99%
Bottom 50% of class 1%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Johns Hopkins University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 14,424 12,732 27,156
Accepted 1,780 1,625 3,405
Acceptance Rate 12% 13% 13%
Enrolled 726 694 1,420
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 43% 42%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
20

Applicants have 20 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Johns Hopkins before the Jan 1 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Johns Hopkins University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Johns Hopkins University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

43% of students submit their SAT scores to Johns Hopkins. 56% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

13% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1490 and 1580. 43% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 33 and 35. 56% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.