Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
4-year Private university


Johns Hopkins University is a private institution established in 1876 with an urban setting located in Baltimore. It is ranked 9 in National Universities in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,044. It practices a semester-based academic calendar. Johns Hopkins University is divided into nine schools, five of which serve undergraduate and graduate students. Hopkins’ graduate programs include the top-ranked Bloomberg School of Public Health and the highly ranked School of Education, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Medicine, and the well-regarded Peabody Institute for Music and dance. The Homewood Campus, one of the university’s four campuses in and around Baltimore, is the primary campus for undergraduates. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus. More than 1,000 students participate in the Greek community.

#9 in National Universities
Location Baltimore, Maryland
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1876
Selectivity Very High
Size Medium
6,044 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Education
  • Engineering
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $63,340
Outstate Tuition Fee $63,340
Room and Board Fees $19,840
$78,932 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


7% (Very High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Most Difficult
$70 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.9 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Recommended
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted Coalition Application or Universal College Application

For International Students

100 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Considered
IELTS, Duolingo English Test Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

SAT ERBW score greater than 690 or ACT English section score greater than 30

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision II Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$62,498 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$57,350 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $81,935
53% Students with need received Financial Aid
94.3% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application February 1
Forms to be submitted CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

The Hodson Trust Scholarship
Total Worth cover 2/3 of tuition
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria awarded on the basis of academic and personal achievement and leadership
Requirement for maintenance a
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Charles R. Westgate Scholarship in Engineering
Total Worth full tuition for four years of undergraduate study in engineering
Eligibility Incoming freshmen choosing Engineering major
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Bloomberg Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details Bloomberg Scholarships were made possible through a generous gift from Michael Bloomberg, Hopkins alumnus (Engineering ’64) and former chairman of the Board of Trustees. Students who receive this highly competitive need-based scholarship will not be required to borrow loans. The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years based on continued financial need.
Clark Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details The Clark Scholars Program was established through a partnership between the Clark Charitable Foundation and the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering to honor the legacy of Mr. A. James Clark, a noted engineer, businessman, and philanthropist. Clark Scholars participate in specialized academic programs and service opportunities designed to develop future leaders and enhance their undergraduate experience. This need-based scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years and replaces the student loan portion of the financial aid package.


6,044 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
97% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
89% Students graduate within 6 years