Johns Hopkins Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Johns Hopkins University
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Johns Hopkins Admissions Overview:

Johns Hopkins is a highly selective school, and in 2016 the university had an acceptance rate of just 13 percent. To apply, students can use the Common Application--required materials include scores from the SAT or ACT, high school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. For more information, and for important deadlines, be sure to check out the school's website.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Johns Hopkins Description:

Johns Hopkins has multiple campuses in the Baltimore area, but the majority of undergraduate programs are housed in the attractive red-brick Homewood Campus in the northern part of the city. Johns Hopkins is best-known for its professional programs in the health sciences, international relations and engineering.

However, prospective students shouldn't underestimate the quality of the liberal arts and sciences. With a multi-billion dollar endowment and 10:1 student / faculty ratio, a teaching and research powerhouse. These strengths have earned Hopkins a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and membership in the AAU. On the athletic front, the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference.

The university fields twelve men's and ten women's varsity sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 23,917 (6,042 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48 percent male / 52 percent female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $50,410
  • Books: $1,220
  • Room and Board: $14,976
  • Other Expenses: $1,044
  • Total Cost: $67,650

Johns Hopkins Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 66 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 52 percent
    • Loans: 36 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $38,083
    • Loans: $6,594

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 97 percent
  • Transfer-out Rate: 4 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 87 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 92 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Lacrosse, Water Polo, Wrestling, Baseball, Fencing, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Swimming, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Fencing, Tennis, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Track and Field, Lacrosse, Cross Country, Swimming

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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