Fast Facts about Johns Hopkins University


“The encouragement of research . . . and the advancement of individual scholars, who by their excellence will advance the sciences they pursue, and the society where they dwell.”

And they have achieved that aim. In the last 20 years, Johns Hopkins University has stood firmly amongst the top colleges in world rankings, a testament to its history as America’s first research university, and its role in revolutionising higher education in the US.

Johns Hopkins University is a private institution that was founded in 1876. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,117, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 140 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Johns Hopkins University’s ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 11. Its tuition and fees are $52,170 (2017-18).

Johns Hopkins University is divided into nine schools, five of which serve undergraduate and graduate students. Hopkins’ graduate programs include the top-ranked Bloomberg School of Public Health and the highly ranked School of Education, Whiting School of Engineering, School of Medicine and the well-regarded Peabody Institute for music and dance. The Homewood Campus, one of the university’s four campuses in and around Baltimore, is the primary campus for undergraduates. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus. More than 1,000 students participate in the Greek community. Hopkins also has additional campuses for its School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.; Bologna, Italy; and Nanjing, China. Johns Hopkins Hospital is a top-ranked hospital with highly ranked specialities.

Their admissions rate is 12%, due to strict admission criteria, requiring a high GPA (3.9 average) in high school, high SAT(1510 average) or ACT(33 average), and even 2 letters of recommendation. Even transfer students must have a GPA average of 3.0 at a college before transferring either as a Sophomore or Junior in Fall season, completing 4 semesters of work to graduate from Johns Hopkins. Johns Hopkins also has a transfer ratio about 10% in recent years.

If you’re wondering how you can successfully apply to Johns Hopkins University, contact your LMI admissions advisor today! We’ll help you angle your application and personal statements to secure admission as a freshman, or help you get a high GPA in a top US ivy league college along with 2 letters of recommendation from their professors, and apply as a transfer student in the following fall semester. Contact us to find out more!

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