23 MAR 2022
The competition was intense, and only 6.5% of the 37,150 early and regular decision round applicants received the coveted admissions letter. The incoming class came from 48 US states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, and 63 other countries. The students also represented 7,774 high schools around the world.
“We’re excited to welcome these students to our newest class,” said Ellen Chow, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions. “It was promising to see what they were able to accomplish during one of the most challenging times in our history. They were pursuing things that mattered to them, whether pioneering a school program for suicide prevention efforts or researching contact-tracing methods during the height of the pandemic, many while balancing incredible responsibilities at home or working full-time at a family business.”
Accepted students performed above and beyond in many key areas during their high school years.
The official announcement was made on Johns Hopkins’ news center, Hub, on March 18, 2022.
|Number of Applications||Accepted Students||Acceptance Rate|
|Early Applications (ED I & ED II)||5,500 (approx)||822||15%|
Only 2,408 students were accepted into the Johns Hopkins class of 2026, with 1,586 coming from the regular admissions round. Most top universities have reported a downward trend in admission rates in the last three years, likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, optional standardized testing, and an uptick in the number of students applying to college. As one of the most competitive non-Ivy League schools in the country, Johns Hopkins is no exception. Its admission rates have also decreased.
Johns Hopkins reported their Early Admission Round I results for the Class of 2026 in December 2021. This prestigious university announced that 520 students earned admission with an early decision acceptance rate of 21%. Coincidentally, this is the same number that gained admission in the Early Decision I round for the Class of 2025.
"We are excited to admit this group of 520 students, representing one of the most talented and diverse student bodies in the nation, as the foundation for our Class of 2026," says Ellen Chow, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions. "They have already shown incredible academic and co-curricular achievements and a diversity of interests that span everything from the history of art and Africana studies to political science, physics, and engineering."
To increase your chances of getting into Johns Hopkins University, we recommend you apply early.
A Day in the Life: Johns Hopkins Student
The number of applicants to Johns Hopkins University grew significantly from 2020 to 2021. This growth is likely due to the pandemic and Johns Hopkins going test-optional. The Class of 2025 and 2026 had very similar application and acceptance numbers. The charts below show the early decision and regular decision application and acceptance numbers over the last three years.
|Class of 2024||Class of 2025||Class of 2026|
|Total First-Year Applicants||29,655||38,725||37,150|
|Overall Admission Rate||8.8%||6.4%||6.5%|
|Class of 2024||Class of 2025||Class of 2026|
|Total ED Applicants||2,399 applicants||Not available (520 admitted)||2,500|
|Total ED Admissions Rate||28.4%||Not available||21%|
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John Hopkins University: You BIG Questions Answered
Johns Hopkins received 37,150 applications for the Class of 2026. Of those applicants (including Early Decision I & II and Regular Decision), they accepted 2,408 students. The overall acceptance rate was 6.5%.
Crimson students are getting into Johns Hopkins! As of today, we already have 11+ students reporting their regular round acceptance, with many, many more on the way! Congratulations to all the Crimson students accepted into the Johns Hopkins Class of 2026!
According to US News, Johns Hopkins University ranks #9 in the United States and is one of the most competitive and prestigious schools in the world. Most college admissions experts agree that the number of students applying to top universities will continue to grow, especially if schools continue making standardized testing optional.
Crimson Education helps thousands of students gain admission to their dream schools. Despite enormous applicant pools and low acceptance rates at top universities, Crimson’s acceptance numbers are increasing! This year, more than 200 of our students were accepted to top universities in the US in the early round alone. Here is a breakdown of Crimson’s early-round numbers.
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