Learning through research and practical experiences
As America’s first research institution, Johns Hopkins University is known for innovative advances in everything from technology to physics. Hopkins undergraduates thrive in a flexible, interdisciplinary setting that emphasizes hands-on learning and collaboration in programs like Electrical Engineering, Cognitive Science, and Mathematics. With access to world-class facilities and unparalleled resources, students combine their interests across fields to drive innovation and find solutions to real-world challenges.
The University continues to receive and apply more research funding than any other US institution and provides undergraduates with funding to pursue their ambitions. From exploring the depths of the universe to uncovering the truth about our earliest human ancestors, students here are engaged in profound work. Fifty-five percent of Hopkins Class of 2019 graduates went on to work in research, engineering, or consulting. They’re working for industry leaders like Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton, Accenture, Amazon, and even Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Hopkins professors are widely recognized scholars and experts in their fields who are constantly making important contributions to their industries and academia at large. They’ve accomplished impressive feats such as winning the Nobel Prize in Physics, laying the foundation for the X-ray telescope, making scientific breakthroughs like getting closer to knowing the exact effect of dark matter on the expansion rate of the universe, and being granted awards for decades-long research studies They’re enthusiastic about teaching, often including undergraduates in their own groundbreaking research, and are always accessible to advise and assist students. It’s not unusual to brainstorm research ideas over coffee or debate theories during office hours.
The Hopkins network
With schools and divisions throughout Maryland and around the globe, the larger Hopkins network is an exceptional resource. Undergraduates have the chance to take courses and participate in research at the other renowned divisions of Johns Hopkins University, including the School of Nursing, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and the School of Medicine. Through scientific collaborations with NASA, communication research in partnership with the FDA, or the precedent-setting work of alumni, the collective efforts of the entire Hopkins community are remarkable and wide reaching.
• 80% of students participate in some form of research during their undergraduate career.
• 27 Nobel Prize recipients have ties to Hopkins.
• Forbes recently ranked Johns Hopkins University #3 in their list of “Most Important STEM Colleges for Women.”