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Johns Hopkins University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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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.

  • Applications for international UG students begin around the first week of November.
  • They usually receive a decision within 2 – 3 weeks, post submission of application. 
  • UG students can apply through either of these application portals: Common Application/Coalition for College Application
  • Deadlines, applications and, academic requirements vary for Graduate programs.
  • The admission session usually begins during the Fall Session but a few Graduate courses begin during the Spring Session.
  • First-year and Transfer students are enrolled each year in August.

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.

Highlights

Application PortalUG – MY UC Application Portal
PG – Varies with every school
Application FeeUG – 70 USD
PG – Varies
Acceptance Rate14%
Graduation Rate93%
Mode of PaymentVisa/MasterCard/Discover Credit Card
SAT Score (middle 50%)1480 – 1550
ACT Score (middle 50%)33 – 35
International Application DeadlinesUG – November 1, 2019/January 2, 2020
PG – Varies with each course
Academic CalendarSemester
Intake SeasonsFall and Spring
InterviewRequired for some courses
Work ExperienceRecommended for MBA aspirants

Johns Hopkins University Admission Deadlines

The admission process at JHU begins during the Fall season. The following table shows the deadlines for international students, for application submission:

CourseDeadlines
Undergraduate
Early DecisionNovember 1, 2018
Regular DecisionJanuary 2, 2019
Postgraduate
Global MBA ApplicationsRound 1 – November 7, 2018
Round 2 – January 23, 2019
Round 3 – April 10, 2019
Round 4 – May 1, 2019
MSE ApplicationDecember 22, 2019
MPH ApplicationDecember 1, 2018
July 1, 2019
MA EconomicsJanuary 15, 2019
Transfer StudentsMarch 1, 2019

Johns Hopkins University International Student Admission Requirements

International students need to provide the following in order to be considered for admission at Johns Hopkins University:

General Requirements

  • An official record of academic performance(school/college)
  • Transcripts
  • High school profile
  • Required standardized test scores SAT/ACT (sent directly from the testing agency)
  • Recommendation from the school counselor
  • Program-specific requirements like SOP, CV/Resume, etc.

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 TestMinimum Scores Required
TOEFL (IBT)100
IELTS Academic7.0
DET120

Visa Requirements

International students who intend to study full-time in an American educational institute need to obtain an F-1 or J-1 student visa.

  • The Office of International Services (OIS) will issue the form I-20 to the admitted students
  • Applicant must consult the US Consulate and obtain the visa stamp required to enter the US
  • Financial documentation from any of the following:
    • Fundings from the University itself
    • Personal funds
    • Family funds
    • Fundings from the home government
    • Others

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.

Johns Hopkins University International Undergraduate Admission

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.

Application Portal:Common Application or Coalition for College Application

Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit either ACT or SAT scores along with the application. 

ACT Scores
Reading/Writing Score24
SAT Scores
Reasoning Score560

Supporting Documents: Transcripts, secondary school report, essays, grades, SOP and two LORs.

Selection Criteria: Academic achievements, initiatives, motivation, special potential, essays, etc.

Johns Hopkins University International Graduate Admissions

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.

Academic Requirements for International Students: GRE/GMAT (valid for 3 to 5 years) and English language test scores like TOEFL/IELTS are required.

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.

RequirementsMBAMS Electrical and Computer EngineeringMPHMA EconomicsMS Environmental Science and Policy
DeadlinesRound 1: November 13
Round 2: Jan 29
Round 3: April 15
Round 4: Rolling as needed
Fall – February 15;
Spring – September 15
December 1January 15No deadline, applications received on a rolling basis
Application Fee100 USD75 USD120 USD; additional 45 USD if applying for other schools75 USD75 USD
Application PortalJHU PortalJHU PortalSOPHAS but may differ for other programsJHU PortalJHU Advanced
TranscriptsRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
CV/ResumeRequiredRequiredRequiredN/ARequired
English proficiency testRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
GRE/GMATRequiredRequiredRequiredGRE RequiredRequired
LOROne RequiredRequired, threeThree RequiredAtleast two RequiredTwo Required
AdditionalTwo essays, interview and professional work experienceN/ASOP, ObjecctiveAcademic records, unofficial transcripts of all institutes attendedGPA > 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:

  • 3 months prior to deadline – students must begin the application, inform references, complete Colleges and recommendation section so that SOPHAS receives the transcripts and Lors.
  • 8 weeks prior to deadline – transcripts should be sent to SOPHAS directly, draft SOP and objectives for each program.
  • 4 weeks prior to deadline – monitor application, follow up SOPHAS to complete missing information.
  • 2 weeks prior to deadline – complete and submit the application, also ensure that transcripts and LORs are posted. Follow the mail until ‘Verified’ flashes.

Johns Hopkins University Transfer Students Admission

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 NameScore Required
TOEFL (iBT)100
IELTS7.0
DET75 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.

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