The Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins University


The Johns Hopkins University (commonly referred to as Johns Hopkins, JHU, or simply Hopkins) is a private research university in Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 1876, the university was named after its first benefactor, the American entrepreneur, abolitionist, and philanthropist Johns Hopkins. His $7 million bequest—of which half financed the establishment of The Johns Hopkins Hospital—was the largest philanthropic gift in the history of the United States at the time.[6] Daniel Coit Gilman, who was inaugurated as the institution's first president on February 22, 1876, led the university to revolutionize higher education in the U.S. by integrating teaching and research.

Johns Hopkins is organized into ten divisions on campuses in Maryland and Washington, D.C. with international centers in Italy, China, and Singapore . The two undergraduate divisions, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering, are located on the Homewood campus in Baltimore's Charles Village neighborhood. The medical school, the nursing school, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health are located on the Medical Institutions campus in East Baltimore. The university also consists of the Peabody Institute, the Applied Physics Laboratory, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, the education school, the Carey Business School, and various other facilities.

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  • Phone: 410-516-8000

  • Famous graduates: Spiro Theodore Agnew, Wang Guangya, Woodrow Wilson

  • Type of University: Private non-profit college

  • Year founded: 1876

  • No. of undergraduate students: 6,023

  • International students: 8.00%

  • No. of postgraduate students: 14,848

  • International students: 22.00%

  • Students who received financial aid: 44.50%


Application Statistics

  • Number of undergraduate applications received:20,614

  • No. of undergraduate students accepted:3,519

  • Undergraduate acceptance rate:

  • 16.80%

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Standardized Test Requirements

First-year applicants are strongly encouraged to submit two SAT subject tests. Applicants interested in an engineering major are strongly encouraged to submit scores from the Mathematics Level 2 SAT subject test and at least one science SAT subject test.

% of freshman submitting SAT scores: 64%
% of freshman submitting ACT scores: 36%

SAT Percentiles

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Cost of attendance

Tuition and fees$49,210
Room and board$14,540
Books and supplies$1,210
Estimated personal expenses$1,036

Application Fee

Availability of Exchange program:Yes


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