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Johns Hopkins University is a private institution that was founded in 1876. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,980, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 140 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Johns Hopkins University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 13. Its tuition and fees are $43,930 (2012-13).
Johns Hopkins University has four main campuses in and around Baltimore. The Homewood Campus, located next to the eclectic neighborhood of Charles Village, is the primary campus for undergraduates, and three other campuses house various graduate schools. Hopkins also has three additional campuses for its School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C.; Bologna, Italy; and Nanjing, China. The Hopkins Blue Jays compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference, but they are perhaps best known for their consistently dominant men’s lacrosse team, which competes in NCAA Division I competitions. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live in on-campus residences. There is a sizeable Greek community with a membership of more than 1,000 students.
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, Whiting School of Engineering, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, SAIS, and the well-regarded Peabody Institute for music and dance. Johns Hopkins Hospital is the top-ranked overall hospital in the nation, with the majority of its specialties ranked in the top five. Former U.S. president Woodrow Wilson, former president of the NAACP Kweisi Mfume, and businessman and Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg all received degrees from Hopkins.
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Johns Hopkins students are passionate about intellectual exploration; they are eager for life in a community of similarly passionate, equally ambitious scholars and teachers. This community is based at Homewood, a serene, tree-lined 140 acre campus next to the eclectic north Baltimore neighborhood of Charles Village. Here, students partner with their mentors to push the boundaries of knowledge. Johns Hopkins exposes these independent thinkers to new tools of analysis and new perspectives on the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences and engineering. At the same time, they engage with fellow students outside the classroom in intellectual, cultural, service and recreational pursuits that greatly enrich their education. When our students graduate, they join a global alumni body of men and women who use knowledge and experience acquired at Johns Hopkins to change the world.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Johns Hopkins University, it's important to note the application deadline is January 1, and the early decision deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due December 1. The application fee at Johns Hopkins University is $70. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 18.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||18.4%|
|Application deadline||January 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||December 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Johns Hopkins University is 9:1, and the school has 67.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Johns Hopkins University include: Public Health, General; International Relations and Affairs; Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering; Economics, General; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 96.8 percent.
Johns Hopkins University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,980, with a gender distribution of 50.1 percent male students and 49.9 percent female students. At this school, 53.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 47.0 percent of students live off campus. Johns Hopkins University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Johns Hopkins University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Johns Hopkins University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Johns Hopkins University, 5 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Johns Hopkins University.
|Students who have cars on campus||5%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Johns Hopkins University, 45.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $31,409.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$43,930 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$13,390 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data