Johns Hopkins University

3400 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University rankings and awards


Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is a public research university that is a world leader in education, research, and medical healthcare. When it was founded in 1876 by benefactor Johns Hopkins, it was divided into the university and a separate hospital - The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Today the university has three major campuses: the headquarters "Homewood" campus in Baltimore, a campus in Washington, D.C., and a campus in Montgomery County, Maryland. Johns Hopkins University also maintains learning facilities throughout the Baltimore-Washington area and in China and Italy. The Homewood Campus sits on 140 acres of green space and offers courses for part-time and full-time undergraduates, as well as programs for full-time graduate students. Part-time coursework is also available to master's degree students. Johns Hopkins Institutions are comprised of the university and the Johns Hopkins Health System. Together, these institutions are the state's largest private employers. Johns Hopkins programs rank first among U.S. universities in many areas, including federally funded research programs, the School of Medicine, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Johns Hopkins faculty members and their research colleagues have won more federal research and development funding than any other university in the U.S. since 1979. The general academic calendar for Johns Hopkins University follows the semester format, with fall, spring, and summer semesters. However, the summer semester is divided into several "Summer Sessions." There is a "Winter Intersession" offered in January. Each of Johns Hopkins University's nine schools maintains separate academic calendars, which may vary somewhat from the general academic calendar. Students are encouraged to consult the academic calendar for their specific school within the university to determine their schedules.

Questions and Answers about Johns Hopkins University

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Is the Masters in Public Management Program more closely aligned with a Public Policy degree or Public Administration?
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What does Johns Hopkins University and hospital's relationship to local communities in Baltimore look like?
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Majors offered at Johns Hopkins University

Biggest majors
Public Health
Neurobiology and Neurosciences
Biomedical/Medical Engineering

Academics at Johns Hopkins University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Most Selective (11% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for Johns Hopkins University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Johns Hopkins University Students24%31%30%20%3%2%1%
All College Students12%22%36%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Johns Hopkins University Students
< 2% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Johns Hopkins University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer133k
Senior Systems Engineer120k
Data Scientist99k
Software Engineer94k
Research Scientist87k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)81k
Mechanical Engineer78k
Based on 22,673 student responses
69kAvg. Early Career Pay
117.3kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
60%in High-Meaning careers
31%in STEM careers

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Student reviews of Johns Hopkins University

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Welcoming student body
Great internship and research opportunities
Beautiful campus
Accessible and helpful professors
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Eilin Monteagudo
Dance + 3 others



The professors are great at lecturing and generally very understanding and helpful. Most professors and TAs find ways to help you and understand any problem you could encounter. There are always little events happening and giveaways that help keep moods up. Overall the environment is good.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

One has to study, most record lectures and thus definitely review those. Do extra credit if you have the opportunity.

Lavanya Gupta
Acting And Theater
Theater + 3 others



The resources and student body at Johns Hopkins are like no other! While it is certainly a challenging environment, it is also a place of tremendous personal growth.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Johns Hopkins is a very rigorous school. Student mental health is not the best, and the administration can be unresponsive to the voices of both students and faculty at times.

George Arsnow
Hiking And Backpacking



There are many opportunities to learn.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The administration tries to extract as much money from students as possible.

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