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.
Explore for yourself
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