Innovation meets Flexibility

With the nation’s most research funding, Johns Hopkins University is well known for groundbreaking advancements in everything from technology to history to sociology. As part of this community, undergraduates not only work alongside experts who share their interests, but they also run with projects of their own design. Hopkins students learn to think strategically, analyze from different perspectives, and take a broader worldview. They gain communication and critical thinking skills that prepare them for a wide variety of post-graduation goals, including an ever-changing job landscape.


The Homewood campus brings together talented students from all over the globe who inspire and support one another. Students are encouraged to make connections across academic boundaries and discover new interests, creating their own unique interdisciplinary paths. This establishes a dynamic, engaging learning environment where students from various backgrounds bring an array of perspectives to class discussions.

Students choose from over 50 majors and 40 minors in the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, with about 60 percent of students pursuing a double major or minor. Undergrads can also take graduate-level classes and pursue research opportunities at schools within the Hopkins network.

Students connect ideas in more depth through research, internships, study abroad, and other hands-on experiences alongside a supportive network of advisers, faculty mentors, and peers. Hopkins professors are renowned leaders in their fields who are enthusiastic about teaching, are always accessible to advise and assist students, and often include undergraduates in their own innovative research. 98 percent of undergraduate students have pre-professional experiences, whether research or internships, during their undergraduate years. Learn more about our academic philosophy.

Residential Life

Hopkins students build a supportive and inclusive community with their peers—wherever they are. In their first two years at Hopkins, students are guaranteed on-campus housing and can choose to live in variety of residence halls. Each building has its own personality and amenities, and is in close proximity to a dining hall and recreation center. In addition, Hopkins’ on-campus dining is consistently ranked among the best in the country. For upperclassmen, the Off-Campus Housing Office helps connect students to nearby housing options in the Charles Village neighborhood. 

Undergraduates enjoy the benefits of a close-knit campus within the accessible, East Coast city of Baltimore. The Homewood campus is surrounded by residential areas and neighborhoods with eclectic restaurants and shops, historic theaters, and a thriving arts and entertainment district. Baltimore’s cultural and networking resources make it an extension of the classroom and an integral part of a Hopkins education. Undergrads intern at major corporations, agencies, and nonprofits and make lasting connections within the broader Hopkins network. Learn more about the Hopkins community life on our Homewood campus and in Baltimore.

Extracurricular Life

Engagement is a key factor of the Hopkins undergraduate experience, and involvement in the community is just as important as academic pursuits. Students choose from over 400 groups and organizations, with an option to start their own. From advocacy organizations to cultural groups to performing arts clubs, our students are active and involved.  Learn more about life outside the classroom.

Deadline Information

Early Decision is a binding application process that may be a great option for students who have done their research and feel Hopkins is the best place for them. Admissions notifications for Early Decision I are available online December 10, and admitted Early Decision I students have until January 15 to reply to our offer of admission. Decisions for Early Decision II are available online February 11, with a reply-by date of February 25. Decisions for Regular Decision are available online March 18, with a reply-by date of May 1. See full application details.

Required Application Materials

We accept the following application methods for first-year students:

  • Coalition for College application with additional Hopkins-specific questions
  • Common Application with supplemental questions

Other requirements include:

  • $70 application fee or fee waiver
  • Secondary School Report, including school counselor recommendation, transcript, and high school profile
  • Two teacher evaluations
  • Mid-year Report
  • Early Decision Agreement (for EDI and EDII applicants)
  • Final transcript

See additional information and details.

Financial Aid

Johns Hopkins University is committed to making a world-class education affordable to the best and brightest minds from all backgrounds. 

  • We meet 100% of calculated need. We work with your family to calculate what you can afford to pay toward college costs based on your unique circumstances, then we cover the rest. 
  • We are need-blind for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and students with DACA or undocumented status, which means we don't factor your finances into our admissions process. 
  • We cover what you need with grants and work study, not loans. That means the money doesn't have to be paid back, and you have the opportunity to graduate debt-free. 

In addition, Student Financial Services advisers are available to help any student, including prospective students and applicants, start thinking about the options available to their family.

  • MyinTuition Quick College Cost Calculator and Net Price Calculator
  • Graduation rate (six-year): 94%
  • Percentage of first-year students on financial aid: 51%+
  • Total cost of attendance (tuition + room and board): $75,657
  • Average first-year financial aid award: $50,350
  • Total grant aid awarded to students 2020-21: Over $128 million

Learn more about financial aid at Hopkins.

Admissions Website

For more information, please see the Johns Hopkins Office of Undergraduate Admissions website.

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