Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

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Learning through research and practical experiences 

At Johns Hopkins University—America’s first research institution—learning is multidimensional. Whether in the arts and sciences or engineering, the Hopkins experience is all about exploration and discovery for all students in every major. From traditional labs and libraries to museums or fieldwork, research isn’t about a single project—it’s about encouraging students to think in new ways and delve into the subjects that matter to them. More than 80% of undergraduates participate in research of some kind throughout their academic careers here, and many receive support through awards and programs dedicated to funding undergraduate research. With the Center for Leadership Education and Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, students have access to mentors, internships, and even seed funding for start-up businesses on campus. Students also take advantage of study abroad programs and advanced graduate study that reflect the same spirit of academic freedom. With access to opportunities typically reserved for graduate students and working professionals, Hopkins undergraduates contribute to groundbreaking research that helps solve the world’s biggest challenges.

Small classes, big resources
Students at Hopkins get to know their professors and classmates the way they would at a small liberal arts college but have all the opportunities of a major research institution with a global reach. Students are able (and encouraged) to build the academic path that’s right for them with guidance from world-renowned faculty and supportive staff. And they do it with the resources of Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, DC, at their fingertips, from the comfort of a dynamic and close-knit campus community. The vast Hopkins network includes schools, centers, and affiliates throughout Baltimore as well as in the DC area, across the country, and throughout the world, including campuses in Bologna, Italy, and Nanjing, China. 

The Homewood campus, Baltimore, and beyond
Students at Johns Hopkins University are active and engaged, which makes our 140-acre park-like campus in the heartof Baltimore an energized place to live and learn. Our campus is linked by a free shuttle bus to its schools and affiliates throughout the city. With more than 400 student-run organizations, clubs, and activities, Hopkins students are active in campus life. More than just geography, the city of Baltimore is an extension of our campus, where many students find an abundance of internship, career, and volunteer opportunities. 

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#15 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2023


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#10 Most Innovative | U.S. News & World Report


BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, is located on the East Coast of the United States, about 45 miles from the nation’s capital in Washington, DC. Unique in its offerings and small-town character, the city boasts waterfront views, a thriving arts scene, historical parks, and everything in between. 

Johns Hopkins At A Glance

Type of School: Private four-year university

Size of Campus: 140 acres

Number of Students: 5,292 undergraduates; 74% of classes with fewer than 20 students

Number of Faculty: 710 faculty members; 7:1 student-faculty ratio

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: 50+ majors, 40+ minors, and 29 combined five-year BA/MBA programs in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering 

Geographic Diversity: international students make up about 24% of the student body, representing over 100 countries

International Student Services: Support provided by the Office of International Services and Office of Multicultural Affairs

International Student Budget: Tuition and room and board are the same for international students as for domestic students; see

Financial Aid: Aid is available to international students; visit to learn more.

Test Score Requirements: The TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo English Test (DET), or the Cambridge English Exam are recommended for applicants whose primary language isn’t English or students who haven’t attended an English-language school for the last three years.

Though not required, applicants who score below 690 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) section of the SAT or below 30 on both the ACT Reading and English sections are encouraged to submit TOEFL, IELTS, DET, or Cambridge English Exam scores.

A score of 600 is preferred on the written test. The preferred subscores for the internet-based TOEFL (iBT) are 26 (Reading), 26 (Listening), 22 (Writing), and 25 (Speaking). A score of 7.0 or higher on each band is expected on the IELTS, and a score of 75 or higher is expected on the DET. C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency is expected with a Cambridge English score of 185 or higher.

Application Deadlines and Fees: 
Early Decision I: November 2
Early Decision II: January 4
Regular Decision: January 4
Application fee: $70

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