Johns Hopkins GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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Johns Hopkins GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

Johns Hopkins University GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Johns Hopkins University GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

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​Discussion of Johns Hopkins' Admissions Standards:

With an acceptance rate below 15%, Johns Hopkins University is one of the most selective universities in the country. In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. Clearly, the acceptances are concentrated in the upper right corner, and students are most likely to get in if they have an "A" averages, SAT scores of 1250 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 27 or higher. In fact, the great majority of admitted students have SAT scores over 1350 and ACT scores of 32 or higher. If you're on the lower end of the scale, you're going to need to have some impressive accomplishments in other areas.

You can see that there's a lot of red and yellow hidden behind the green and blue -- many students with grades and test scores that were on target for Johns Hopkins did not get in. Note also that a few students were accepted with test scores and grades below the norm. This is because JHU has holistic admissions -- the admissions folks are evaluating students based on much more than numerical data. A rigorous high school curriculum, winning essay, glowing letters of recommendation, and interesting extracurricular activities all contribute to a successful application.

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Johns Hopkins University Data for Rejected and Waitlisted Students

Johns Hopkins University GPA, SAT and ACT Admissions Data for Rejected and Waitlisted Students
Johns Hopkins University GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Rejected and Waitlisted Students. Data courtesy of Cappex.

Whenever you're applying to a school with an acceptance rate in the teens or single digits, I recommend at that you consider the school a reach, even if you have exceptional grades and standardized test scores. The graph above illustrates why. Many students with unweighted "A" averages and extremely high standardized test scores were still rejected by Johns Hopkins University.

The reason is simple: Johns Hopkins gets far more qualified applicants than they can admit. As a result, they are really looking for evidence that you will thrive at Hopkins. Are your passions and interests a good match for the university? Do your letters of recommendation suggestion that you have the drive and curiosity to succeed? Does your overall application make it clear that you will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways? Considerations such as these often make the difference between an accepted and a rejected students, so grades and test scores may qualify you for serious consideration, but they don't guarantee an acceptance.

To learn more about JHU, be sure to check out the Johns Hopkins University profile.