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Known as 'America's first Research University', Johns Hopkins University furthers the interdependence of research and teaching for 'the advancement of individual scholars, who by their excellence will advance the sciences they pursue, and the society where they dwell'.

Key Facts


  • #9 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2024
  • #13 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • #23 in Computer Science
  • #2 in Best Medical Schools: Research programs
  • #12 in Best Psychology Schools
  • #15 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023

Year founded

  • 1876

School type

  • Private research university

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • Approx. 5,400

Latest graduate enrolment

  • Approx. 19,000

Student-faculty ratio

  • 7:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 7.65%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT 1480 – 1550 (new scale) / ACT 33-35

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.75

International student population

  • Approx. 6,000 undergraduate and graduate

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.9

Employment/ job placement rate

  • 90% employed or enrolled in graduate school within 6 months  

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $59,111

Popular majors

  • Biological Sciences/Pre-Med, Business, Engineering, International Relations, Psychology

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $69,576


About the university

Johns Hopkins is organized into nine academic divisions on four campuses in Baltimore; one in Washington, D.C.; one in Montgomery County, Maryland; and facilities throughout the Baltimore-Washington region as well as in China and Italy: the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Carey Business School, the Peabody Institute, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and the schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Education — plus the Applied Physics Laboratory, a non-academic division.

  • Founded in 1878, Johns Hopkins University Press is the oldest academic publishing house in the U.S.
  • JHU’s Latin motto is ‘Veritas vos Liberabit,’ which translates as 'The truth will set you free' 
  • 60% of JHU students have either a double major or a major/minor combination to customize their education
  • JHU offers students access to over 400 clubs and 22 sports teams
  • Famous alumni include: Michael R. Bloomberg, former New York mayor, founder of Bloomberg L.P., Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Radio; Rachel Carson, biologist, ecologist, and author of Silent Spring; John Dewey, American philosopher, social critic and educator
"I had the opportunity to apply to various universities in the Top 50"
Hyun Kyun
Johns Hopkins University
Kings alumni at Johns Hopkins University

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