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Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

About Johns Hopkins University

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.

A Brief History
A brief history

Founded in 1876, the university was named after its first benefactor, the American entrepreneur, abolitionist, and philanthropist Johns Hopkins.

General info
General information

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.


Acceptance Rate

1480 - 1550

Average SAT Score

33 - 35

Average ACT Score

3.7 - 4.0

GPA Aim (top of class)
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Quick facts about Johns Hopkins

  • Undergrad degree: 4 year liberal arts
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Setting: Urban
  • Residential Status: Primarily on campus
  • Number of Undergraduates: 5,534 (approx)
  • Number of Freshman: 1,363 (approx)
  • Acceptance Rate: 9.2%
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What is the median starting salary of Johns Hopkins graduates?

$66,000 USD

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How hard is it to get into Johns Hopkins?

Very! Johns Hopkins’ acceptance rate is below 10%.

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Notable alumni

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.

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