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Johns Hopkins University is an American private research university in Baltimore, Maryland. It blazed a trail among higher education institutions by being the first US research university, and today it puts more money into research than any other US academic institution. It’s also widely credited with revolutionising higher education by being the first US institution to integrate teaching and research. The medium-sized, 4-year, private university is located in a very large city in an urban setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers certificate, diploma, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Founded in 1876, the university was named after its first benefactor, the American entrepreneur, abolitionist, and philanthropist Johns Hopkins.
JHU serves more than 21,000 students through nine academic divisions including Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Whiting School of Engineering and Carey Business School.
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Very! Johns Hopkins’ acceptance rate is below 10%.
The neuroscience major is a four-year BS degree based primarily on coursework and research. It is designed to provide rigorous preparation for advanced study in a PhD program.
The Public Health Studies Program offers undergraduates a major that links them to the world of public health through core courses taken on the Homewood campus.
The undergraduate program provides a strong foundation in mathematics, engineering, science and the humanities and social sciences.
Economics is the study of how markets and economies operate and the role of government in an economy. The discipline is traditionally divided into microeconomics and macroeconomics.
The Johns Hopkins Department of Biology offers a rigorous undergraduate program leading to either a BA or a BS degree, as well as a five-year program leading to a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree.
The CS department at JHU offers a Bachelor of Science degree as the primary technical program for undergraduates and a Bachelor of Arts degree for students desiring a liberal arts focus.
Johns Hopkins is home to many distinguished alumni, counting 36 Nobel Laureates among past and present faculty and students. Notable alumni of the university include Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the USA, former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, American novelist Gertrude Stein, the journalist PJ O’Rourke. Film director Wes Craven, and the Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist Russell Baker are also Johns Hopkins alumni.