From the School

Ever since its founding in 1876, Johns Hopkins has made the undergraduate experience all about exploration and discovery. We believe in learning through hands-on investigation for anyone in any major. Our students work in every discipline and with every subject imaginable, from Beowulf to bioengineering. And they do it all with the resources of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., at their fingertips, from the comfort of an active and close-knit campus community. You'll have the opportunity to make your own discoveries and receive the guidance you need to get there: in groups; through faculty mentorships; and through internships, study abroad, and the cultural connections of one of the most exciting cities around.


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
670 - 750
SAT Math
690 - 780
ACT Composite
32 - 34


Early Decision
November 1

January 1

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Character / Personal Qualities


From The School

Classes are small here, and the resources are big. That means you get to know your professors and classmates the way you would at a small liberal arts college, but you have all of the opportunities of a major research institution with a global reach, right at your fingertips as an undergraduate. Many students complete independent projects with professors, mentors, and teams. Lots more take advantage of study abroad, internships, semesters in Washington, D.C., and advanced graduate study. Johns Hopkins has schools, centers, and affiliates all over the Baltimore area-and they are often linked by free shuttle bus—in Washington, D.C., across the country, and around the world. Cross registration, independent projects, and internships are all encouraged options. Several generous awards—such as the Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards and the Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowships-are available to give participants the chance to complete projects of their own design under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Instead of a rigid core of compulsory courses, Johns Hopkins leaves you free to concentrate on what you love, or to explore more broadly. Academic and faculty advisers, career advisers, and pre-professional advisers help you chart the waters.

Students Say

Johns Hopkins University has a reputation as an academic powerhouse, one that its undergrads wholeheartedly affirm. Although the university offers “a pretty intense environment” with “really rigorous” classes, all of this is made bearable by professors who are “concerned with the individual student” and “extremely approachable, even in [an] organic chemistry class of 300 students.” Indeed, “they enjoy being in the classroom and sharing what they know. Each is passionate about their area of study and eager to share it with students who are equally as enthusiastic.” A satisfied senior echoes these praises, saying, “All the professors that I’ve encountered at Hopkins recognize that learning should be fun and thought-provoking. Their lectures or discussions engage students to think about the materials in a different way and pursue further outside study.” “Engage” is the operative word here, as undergrads are “treated as though they are participants in their respective academic fields, not just ’students’.” However, as one senior cautions, “There’s very little grade inflation, and you work hard for the grade you get.” Praise also extends to the administration, which students describe as “caring to a fault, willing to help, and generally highly interested in the undergraduate experience.” As one junior sums up, “It’s clear that our professors and deans genuinely care about the students, as evidenced by their attendance at student fundraisers, fraternity scholarship events, and even plays and a cappella concerts. They want students to learn about anything that interests them, but they want students to grow as people too, and it’s astonishing how high their success rate is in that regard.”

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


Prominent Alumni

Woodrow Wilson
28th President of U.S.

Eva Chen
Editor-in-chief of Lucky Magazine

John Wheeler
Physicist, coined the term 'black hole'

Michael Bloomberg
Mayor of NYC

Wes Craven

Wolf Blitzer
White House Correspondent, CNN

Terry Keenan
Economic/business columnist for the New York Post, anchor for CNN


From The School

Tuition: $42,280
Room and Board: $12,962*
Matriculation Fee: $500 (onetime fee only)
Books and Supplies: $1,200 (estimated)
Personal Expenses: $1,000 (estimated)

**University room and board charges are based on type of room selected, location, and meal plan. Shown above is an estimate for a typical double room and an anytime dining plan.


Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

Business Farm Supp
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Bottom Line

Johns Hopkins tuition fees hover at the $47,000 mark, with an additional $14,200 for room and board. This does not include books, supplies, personal expenses, or transportation. More than 50 percent of freshmen receive some form of financial aid.

Bang For Your Buck

To apply for financial aid, students must submit the FAFSA. Johns Hopkins distributes more than 90 percent of its financial aid awards on the basis of need and also provides needand merit-based scholarships, including the Hodson Trust Scholarships as well as Bloomberg Scholarships. Along with financial aid, students receive a lot of support from the school’s Career Center and Office of PreProfessional Programs and Advising, as well as the extensive and loyal alumni network, to help them tackle their career-development and postgraduation goals.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender


From The School

There are at least 370 student groups and organizations on campus. All Johns Hopkins student groups are governed and managed by students, and there is literally something for everybody, from theater and performing arts groups, to political, special interest, and cultural groups, to publications, student government, and religious groups. Published since 1896, the News-Letter is one of the oldest student papers in the country. In 122 years of competition, the men’s lacrosse team has won 44 national championships, including the 2005 and 2007 NCAA Division I National Championship, and twice represented the United States in the Olympic Games. For the past 10 years, the women's lacrosse team has also competed in Division I. Outside of lacrosse, one out of six Johns Hopkins students participates in one of our twenty Division III teams or club athletics, and more than half participate in the popular intramural program.

Students Say

While it might be difficult to define the typical Hopkins undergrad, the vast majority are “hardworking and care about their GPAs, and will do what they can to get the grades they want.” Thankfully, many are also “balance artists; they are able to balance schoolwork, extracurricular activities, jobs, and a social life without getting too bogged down or stressed.” Though students “are competitive in the sense that they all want to do well,” that competitiveness is never adversarial. One junior declares, “I have found that there is an incredible mutual respect that permeates the student body, one that allows engineers to discuss poetry with English majors, sees historians present at astronomy lectures, and gets linguists to help lacrosse players study for French tests, all while reserving judgment upon each other.” A sophomore continues, “I’ve never been someplace where there are so many diverse interests. As clichéd as it may sound, there truly is a niche for everyone.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Out of State

Foreign Countries Represented


49% female
51% male
88% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time


From The School

The Homewood campus features wide, green, inviting spaces in the heart of a bustling city; impressive Georgian brick and white marble; and winding paths through gorgeous landscaping. According to one student, Homewood "has got to be the most beautiful college campus in the country." While authorities may differ on which is the best view, they all agree that it's a great place to call home. Johns Hopkins is an active and supportive community, filled with students of different viewpoints, different cultures, and different backgrounds. The thing that brings them all together is their desire to be here and to celebrate everything this place has to offer. There's always something going on--and freshmen are encouraged to get involved. Every week offers lectures, concerts, art and photography exhibitions, theater, movies, volunteer opportunities, and whatever else anybody has an idea to do. You'll never run out of things to try.

Students Say

Life at Hopkins is “certainly based around work.” Indeed, most undergrads are diligent students “who put work over everything else.” This is a school where “people care about what they study” and it’s not uncommon to see fellow students “stay up all night debating philosophy, politics or the theory of evolution.” Sound a little intense? No worries: One junior assures us that “there’s never a dull moment at Johns Hopkins: You just have to step outside your room and look for five seconds.” Another senior confirms, “There’s always something cool going on around campus, whether it’s from the world of entertainment (like Will Ferrell coming to speak) or academia.” There are numerous “free on-campus movies, plays, dance, and a cappella performances” to take in along with “the best lacrosse team in America” and “incredibly competitive [Division III] sports like soccer and water polo.” And with roughly a quarter of the student body involved in fraternities and sororities, Greek life offers a “tremendous social outlet.” Fortunately, when students get bored on campus, they can always explore hometown Baltimore for entertainment options. The city offers “movie theaters, malls, shopping centers, a ton of restaurants, a good music scene, and proximity to D.C., clubs, and other colleges. Many undergrads can frequently be found hanging out by the Inner Harbor or the nearby Towson Mall.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

27% join a fraternity
32% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division III

29% participate in intramural sports
12% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Blue Jays)
13 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Water Polo
Women's Sports (Blue Jays)
11 Sports

Cross Country
Field Hockey
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

LGBT Support Groups: Office of LGBTQ Life

Minority Support Groups: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Maryland


Lauded as one of the most exceptional research universities in the nation, it’s no surprise that Johns Hopkins University has found some innovative ways to improve campus sustainability. The student group, SHIP—the Sustainable Hopkins Infrastructure Program—has helped improve building and operational efficiency in projects ranging from rain gardens to updating all campus light poles to LEDs. The Office of Sustainability hosts Green Lead, a leadership development program for freshmen, designed to expose students to the context, concepts and connections they need to be effective change agents on campus and beyond. ECO-Reps are recruited each fall to represent residence halls, and help conduct peer outreach and activities within their respective housing facilities. In fall 2013, President Daniels made JHU the 19th signatory of the Real Food Pledge: a commitment to source 20 percent of campus food locally and sustainably. Markets on campus offer a variety local, organic, fair trade, gluten free, vegan and vegetarian, and all dining facilities on Homewood campus utilize recyclable or compostable take-out materials. The university has a community-supported agriculture program on two campuses that allow students to buy fresh food from local farmers, and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future is the birthplace of the “Meatless Monday” campaign taking shape across campuses nationwide. Johns Hopkins can also lay claim to some other notable achievements, like having the largest rooftop solar PV installation in Baltimore City and one of the largest green roofs in Maryland. The university also has a LEED silver building standard, and is home to roughly nineteen buildings throughout the institution that meet or exceed these requirements.

Green Rating
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee

Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

% food budget spent on local/organic food

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share

Car Sharing Program

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources:

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Dell, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Shannon Miller
Senior Assoc. Director of UG Admissions

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
3400 N. Charles St./Mason Hall
Baltimore, MD 21218



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Mason Hall - Visitor's Center
Brody Learning Commons
Historic Gilman Hall
Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum
Ralph S. O'Connor Recreation Center
Archaeological Museum, daVinci Robot, Undergraduate Teaching Labs, Space Telescope Science Institute, Special Collections Library at Milton S. Eisenhower Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Baltimore Museum of Art (adjacent to the campus)
Maryland Science Center
National Aquarium in Baltimore
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Pavilions at the Inner Harbor
You can find more information about Baltimore attractions at our website or at

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday and selected Saturday
8:30am-4:30pm M-F and 11am-1pm selected Saturdays

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri, 10am, 1pm; selected Saturday hours
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Selected dates 10am-3pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Sign up for class visits is available online

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

1 night stay only


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
By Plane: Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is 20 minutes driving time to the south of campus. Take a taxi from the airport and ask to be driven to the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins on North Charles Street, not the hospital. By Train: Baltimore's Penn Station is 10 minutes driving time to the south of campus. Take a taxi from the station and ask to be driven to the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins on North Charles Street, not the hospital. By Bus: The bus station is located in downtown Baltimore. Take a taxi from the station and ask to be driven to the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins on North Charles Street, not the hospital.

Driving Instructions to Campus
The directions below bring you to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Mason Hall. Visitor parking is available in the South Garage, underneath the building. GPS Instructions If you are using your vehicle's GPS system or an online mapping service for driving directions, please enter the following address: 3100 Wyman Park Drive Baltimore, MD 21211 This address will bring you to the Wyman Park Bldg., across Wyman Park Dr. from the Homewood campus. Keeping the Wyman Park Bldg. on your left, continue on Wyman Park Dr. to the third driveway on the right, and enter the underground visitor parking garage (South Garage). PLEASE NOTE: Due to construction on Charles St. near the university, please follow the directions below once you get to the area. If you use GPS or other mapping directions you will need to follow detours to get to the campus. By Car from the North on I-95 (Wilmington, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York) Take I-95 South to the Baltimore Beltway (I-695 Towson) to exit 25 (Charles St.). Take Charles St. south for about seven miles. When Charles St. splits a block after Cold Spring Lane, stay to the left and merge onto St. Paul St. Continue on St. Paul St. and turn right onto 29th St. Just after Charles St., bear right onto Howard St. At the next light, turn left onto Wyman Park Dr. Continue on Wyman Park Dr. to the third driveway on the right, and enter the underground visitor parking garage (South Garage). By Car from the South on I-95 (BWI Airport, Washington, D.C.) Take I-95 North to exit 53 (I-395 Downtown). Stay in the right lane. As I-395 ends you will see Oriole Park at Camden Yards in front of you on your left. Make a right turn onto Pratt St.; proceed three blocks to N. Charles St. Turn left onto N. Charles St. and stay straight for about two miles. Turn left onto I 83-N. Stay in the right lane and exit onto Druid Park Dr./ 28th St. Stay to the right onto 28th St. At the first light, turn left onto Sisson St. Continue to the 2nd light and turn right onto Wyman Park Dr. Continue straight through the next light (Remington Ave.) and turn right at the next stop sign (still Wyman Park Dr.). Turn left into the next driveway and enter the underground visitor parking garage (South Garage). By Car from the North on I-83 (Pennsylvania, etc.) Take I-83 South to the Baltimore Beltway (I-695 Towson). Follow directions from the North above. By Car from the East on Route 50 or I-97 (Annapolis, Eastern Shore, Southern Delaware) Take Route 50 East to exit 21 (I-97 Baltimore). Continue on I-97 to exit 17A (I-695 Baltimore/Towson). Continue on I-695 to exit 11A (I-95 North Baltimore). Follow the directions above from the South on I-95. By Car from the West on I-70 (Pittsburgh, Chicago, etc.) Take I-70 toward Baltimore; take exit 91A (I-695/Glen Burnie). Continue on I-695 to exit 11A (I-95 North Baltimore). Take I-95 North to exit 53 (I-395 Downtown). Follow the directions above from the South on I-95. If you are visiting the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for an information session, tour, or other admissions event, the South Garage is conveniently located right below Mason Hall, home to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Johns Hopkins University visitor center. Please note that we are unable to validate parking.
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Acceptance Rate
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists