Innovation meets Flexibility
With the nation’s most research funding, Johns Hopkins is well known for ground-breaking 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 world view. 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. 85 percent of students have an internship and 80 percent participate in research during their undergraduate years. Learn more about our academic philosophy.
Hopkins students build a supportive and inclusive community with their peers—wherever they are. In their first two years at Hopkins, students can choose to live in variety of residence halls—each with its own personality and amenities—and in close proximity to a dining hall and recreation center. For upperclassmen, the Off-Campus Housing Office helps connect students to nearby housing options in the Charles Village neighborhood. In addition, Hopkins’Our on-campus dining is consistently ranked among the best in the country.
Undergraduates enjoy the benefits of a close-knit campus within an urban setting. 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.
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.
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 11, 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 12, with a reply-by date of February 26. Decisions for Regular Decision are available online March 19, 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
- SAT or ACT reasoning test: Johns Hopkins University has adopted a test optional policy for students applying for entry in the fall of 2021. You can review our full testing policy information at https://apply.jhu.edu/standardized-test-information/.
- Mid-year Report
- Early Decision Agreement (for EDI and EDII applicants)
- Final transcript
Johns Hopkins University is dedicated to admitting the most talented students from all backgrounds, regardless of their financial situation. Hopkins is need blind for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and offers financial aid packages that, meets 100 percent of demonstrated need with, and has $0 student loan contribution—giving students the opportunity to graduate debt-free.
With access to unparalleled opportunities, resources, and connections, Hopkins undergrads are set up for success in any path they choose—without the burden of loans. 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.
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- Graduation rate (six-year): 94%
- Percentage of first-year students on financial aid: 50%+
- Total cost of attendance (tuition + room and board): $73,810
- Average first-year financial aid award: $48,000
- Total grant aid awarded to students 2018-19: Over $100 million
For more information, please see the Johns Hopkins Office of Undergraduate Admissions website.