Learning through research and practical experiences


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. 


Type of SCHOOL: Private, four year

Size of Campus: 140 acres

Number of Students: 5,661 undergraduates; 82% of classes with fewer than 30 students

Number of Faculty: 751; student-faculty ratio: 10:1

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Krieger School of Arts and Sciences; Whiting School of Engineering; 52 majors, 46 minors; 29 combined five-year BA/MA programs

Geographic Diversity: Students from 58 nations and all 50 US states

International Student Services: Support provided by the Office of International Services

International Student Budget: Tuition and room and board are the same for international students as for US students. See jhu.edu/finaid

Financial Aid: Available

Test Score Requirements: The TOEFL or IELTS are recommended for applicants whose primary language is not English or students who have not 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 (ERW) section of the new SAT or below 30 on both the ACT Reading and English sections are encouraged to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores, as it will often present them in the best light for their language preparation.

Johns Hopkins prefers a score of 600 on the written test. The preferred sub-scores for the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) are 26 (Reading), 26 (Listening), 22 (Writing), and 25 (Speaking).

Application Deadlines and Fees: 
Early Decision: November 1
Regular Decision: January 2
Application fee: $70

Learning through research and practical experiences
At Johns Hopkins—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 field work, research isn’t about a single project. It’s about encouraging our students to think of new ways to delve into the subjects that matter to them. More than 75% of undergrads do research of some kind throughout their careers here, and many receive support through awards and programs dedicated to funding undergraduate research. With the Center for Leadership Education, 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 students do amazing things. 

Small classes, big resources
Students here get to know their professors and classmates the way they would at a small liberal arts college but have all of the opportunities of a major research institution with a global reach. 

With no core curriculum, students are able (and encouraged) to build the academic path that is right for them, with guidance from world-renowned faculty and supportive staff. And they do it with the resources of Baltimore and Washington, DC, at their fingertips, from the comfort of a dynamic and close-knit campus community. The vast Johns Hopkins network includes schools, centers, and affiliates throughout Baltimore as well as in the Washington, DC, area; across the country; and throughout the world.

The Homewood campus, Baltimore, and beyond
Hopkins students are active and engaged, which makes our 140-acre
park-like campus in the heart of Baltimore an energized place to
live and learn.

Our campus is linked by a free shuttle bus to Hopkins schools and affiliates throughout the city. With more than 300 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 campus, where many students find internship, career, and volunteer opportunities.  

Explore for yourself
Learn more about Hopkins at apply.jhu.edu. Get the current student perspective at hopkins-interactive.com.