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Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
Students socializing on The Beach, with Homewood House in the background credit: Iracaz
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
5,621 Undergraduates
13% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: South
Division 3
Selective
Size: Small
Doctoral
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore, Maryland
21218-2688
(410) 516-8000
www.jhu.edu

Johns Hopkins University was established in 1876 and named after its first benefactor, the philanthropist Johns Hopkins. The $7 million he donated, which equaled around $150 million in 2017, was the largest philanthropic gift given in the U.S. at that time. It is one of the top colleges in the world and was America’s first research university. Most undergraduates at Johns Hopkins study at the North Baltimore Homewood campus, which is 140 acres and contains two libraries, dozens of research labs and an iconic clock tower. Notable alumni include American anesthesiologist Virginia Apgar, who invented the Apgar score for newborns; Former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson; Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; host of HQ Trivia Scott Rogowsky; film director Wes Craven; composer Philip Glass and CNN host Wolf Blitzer. Twenty-seven nobel prize winners in medicine, physics, chemistry, physiology and economics are associated with the university. The Johns Hopkins University Press, which was founded in 1878, is the oldest university press in the country, and Woodrow Wilson, the only president to earn a PhD, earned his PhD from the school. Johns Hopkins has 24 varsity teams, and 22 of them compete at the NCAA Division III level. The men’s lacrosse team, the Blue Jays, have won 44 national titles. The school’s mascot is the Blue Jay and the colors are black, blue and white. Its motto is, “Eritas vos liberabit” or “The Truth Shall Set You Free.”

Location

Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 30th-most populous city in the United States. Baltimore was established by the Constitution of Maryland and is an independent city that is not part of any county. With a population of 611,648 in 2017, Baltimore is the largest independent city in the United States. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
50%

Men

50%

Women

22

Average Age of Entering Students

100%

Live On Campus

104

New Transfer Students

Admissions
13%

Acceptance Rate

38%

Enrollment Yield

1400-1570

SAT Range

27,852

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$27,352

Typical Cost

$52,170

Average Tuition

66%

Recieve Financial Aid

92%

Have Loans

$15,500

Median Debt

Academics
10.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

47

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

535

Doctorates Awareded

Public Policy

Top Major

33

Faculty Awards

97

National Academy Members

1,715

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Noteworthy, ranked as a top school for its food

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, 24 organizations on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Centennial Conference

Basketball Conference:

Centennial Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Centennial Conference

Football Division:

3

Basketball Division:

3

Track Division:

3

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