Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has been ranked #11 among top public universities in the US. It is also known as the first Research University of the US. JHU saw an acceptance rate of 13%, offering admissions to a total of 24,000 applicants. The admissions office at Johns Hopkins University relies on transcripts, testings, and recommendations that an applicant provides. The reviewer will expect a certain level of impact and initiative at the student's part. Other than leadership skills and extracurriculars, personal contributions of the applicant will be assessed. JHU seeks students who are driven and possess qualities that will make them an asset to the Johns Hopkins community.
International students who need financial aid and scholarships must submit the COF (International Student Certification of Finances form) and their bank statement along with their application.
|Application Portal||UG – MY UC Application Portal|
PG – Varies with every school
|Application Fee||UG – 70 USD|
PG – Varies
|Mode of Payment||Visa/MasterCard/Discover Credit Card|
|SAT Score (middle 50%)||1480 – 1550|
|ACT Score (middle 50%)||33 – 35|
|International Application Deadlines||UG – November 1, 2019/January 2, 2020|
PG – Varies with each course
|Intake Seasons||Fall and Spring|
|Interview||Required for some courses|
|Work Experience||Recommended for MBA aspirants|
The admission process at JHU begins during the Fall season. The following table shows the deadlines for international students, for application submission:
|Early Decision||November 1, 2018|
|Regular Decision||January 2, 2019|
|Global MBA Applications||Round 1 – November 7, 2018|
Round 2 – January 23, 2019
Round 3 – April 10, 2019
Round 4 – May 1, 2019
|MSE Application||December 22, 2019|
|MPH Application||December 1, 2018|
July 1, 2019
|MA Economics||January 15, 2019|
|Transfer Students||March 1, 2019|
International students need to provide the following in order to be considered for admission at Johns Hopkins University:
English Language Proficiency
International students must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admissions at JHU:
|English Test||Minimum Scores Required|
International students who intend to study full-time in an American educational institute need to obtain an F-1 or J-1 student visa.
Documents should be recent or within the past three months. Applicants who do not have their own bank account must provide an affidavit of support.
With around 52 majors and 46 minors offered at the undergraduate level, Johns Hopkins University is one of the best institutes offering quality education in the US. Fall 2019 saw more than 30,000 applications for undergraduate programs at Johns Hopkins University. Out of these, 1,363 students were enrolled. The top two preferred majors belonged to the school of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering.
Supporting Documents: Transcripts, secondary school report, essays, grades, SOP and two LORs.
Selection Criteria: Academic achievements, initiatives, motivation, special potential, essays, etc.
At JHU, there are 9 academic units that offer more than 260 courses. Each graduate course has a different requirement, deadline, application process and fee.
How to apply: Portals also differ to apply for the desired course. The applications are filed through the respective school’s website.
When to apply: Deadlines vary with each course and school. Students are admitted in the Fall season more than the Spring season.
Supporting Documents: Degrees, transcripts (translated if not in English), grading system, LORs, SOP/objectives, etc. are basic requirements for each course.
Interviews: May be conducted, depending upon the course requirements.
|Requirements||MBA||MS Electrical and Computer Engineering||MPH||MA Economics||MS Environmental Science and Policy|
|Deadlines||Round 1: November 13|
Round 2: Jan 29
Round 3: April 15
Round 4: Rolling as needed
|Fall – February 15;|
Spring – September 15
|December 1||January 15||No deadline, applications received on a rolling basis|
|Application Fee||100 USD||75 USD||120 USD; additional 45 USD if applying for other schools||75 USD||75 USD|
|Application Portal||JHU Portal||JHU Portal||SOPHAS but may differ for other programs||JHU Portal||JHU Advanced|
|English proficiency test||Required||Required||Required||Required||Required|
|LOR||One Required||Required, three||Three Required||Atleast two Required||Two Required|
|Additional||Two essays, interview and professional work experience||N/A||SOP, Objecctive||Academic records, unofficial transcripts of all institutes attended||GPA > 3.0; 1 semester each in UG Calculus, Statistics and general Chemistry|
It is also recommended to have a minimum two years of work experience as many postgraduate professional programs prefer candidates with work experience.
In order to submit the application on time for MPH programs, the students should try and follow the suggested timeline:
At JHU admit rate is 10%, which means admissions are competitive. Students selected for admissions must have an excellent academic record. The University uses a holistic method of assessing the applications, which focuses on the overall application, rather than just one attribute.
How to apply: Common Application along with the Johns Hopkins Supplement
Application Fee: 70 USD
Academic Requirements for International Students: The international students must submit either of the following given scores:
|Test Name||Score Required|
|DET||75 or above|
Supporting Documents: Transcripts (translated if not in English), official college report, essays and, LORs from professor/instructors.
Selection Criteria: High school records, college GPA, participation in extracurricular activities, LORs, essays and a strong reason for transferring to JHU.