Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is a private research university located in Baltimore, Maryland. Established in 1876 as America’s first research university, JHU also hold 10th position (tied rank) in the best national universities and best global universities list of US News and World Rankings.
Over 24,000 students from 120 countries are enrolled in 260+ programs in the undergraduate and graduate levels across 9 academic divisions at JHU. The most popular undergraduate majors are:
- Public Health Studies
- International Studies
- Biomedical Engineering
Why Choose Johns Hopkins University?
- 260+ programs consistently being adjudged among the nation's best.
- Two-third of undergraduate students engage in research.
- Flag-bearer in federal research and development funding since 1979.
- 27 Hopkins researchers past and present honored with the Nobel Prize.
- 1,315 research, educational, and related activities in 150+ countries.
- Alumni includes of 4 Nobel Laureates, 1 Pulitzer Prize winner, 4 members of National Academy of Engineering, and 52 members of American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Program, Faculties, and Divisions at Johns Hopkins University
JHU has nine academic divisions apart from the non-academic Applied Physics Laboratory that supports national security and pursues various R&D activities:
- Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
- Whiting School of Engineering
- Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Carey Business School
- Peabody Institute
- Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and
- The Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Education
Johns Hopkins University Campus and Residence
- JHU is based in Baltimore but is spread out across 10 campuses on three continents.
- 4 locations in Baltimore houses the schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health as well as the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Peabody Institute.
- The 140-acre Homewood campus in north Baltimore is primarily for undergraduate studies also housing dozens of research labs, two libraries, residence halls, administrative buildings, and athletic and recreation facilities.
- 52% undergrads at Homewood prefers to live on-campus, for at least the first two years of their program.
- On-campus residence options include traditional residence halls and suite-style accommodation.
Johns Hopkins University Admission Process
Pre-Requisites for admission into Johns Hopkins University –
- School counselor recommendation and high school profile(undergraduate students)
- Test scores: SAT/ACT for UG students; GRE/GMAT for graduate students
- English language proficiency test score: TOEFL; IELTS; or Duolingo English Test
- Letter of Recommendation
- Writing samples (for Graduate application as specified by department one is applying for)
- Resume or CV(graduate students)
Undergraduate Application is through the Coalition for College application, the Common Application, or the Universal College Application.
Application for graduate programs is to be submitted on the official website
Deadline for graduate programs varies as per the department. Deadline for UG programs are –
- Early Decision Deadline – November 1.
- Regular Decision Deadline – January 2.
The non-refundable application fee for UG programs is $70 and for graduate programs is $75.
Cost and Expenses incurred at John Hopkins University
Tuition fee for domestic and international students at different academic divisions are tabulated below:
|Average Tuition Fee||$53,740|
|Room & board (on-campus)||$15,836|
|Room & board (off-campus estimate)||$11,650|
|Books and supplies||$1,240|
Scholarships, Bursaries, and Financial Aids
- JHU has awarded more than $100 million in financial aid in the 2017.
- 52% of undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid.
- Average JHU grant aid for 2017-2018 was $42,352.
- International students must submit the International Student Certification of Finances Form including the Bank Verification for financial aid.
John Hopkins University Alumni
JHU has 215,000 alumni in its network and they are provided access to benefits like –
- Career Opportunities
- Career Resources
- Education and Travel
- Online Library Resources
- Alumni Directory
List of a few Notable Alumni of JHU:
- John A. Wheeler – Physicist
- Woodrow Wilson – 28th U.S. President
- Walter Murch – Oscar-winning Film Editor and Sound Mixer
- James McPherson – Pulitzer Prize-winning Historian and Author
- Carter Brey – Principal Cellist of the New York Philharmonic