Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 516-8000
Accrediting Agency:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Johns Hopkins University is a four-year, private, not-for-profit institution in Baltimore, Md. Johns Hopkins University was established in 1876. Today, U.S. News & World Report ranks Johns Hopkins University 13th in the National Universities category of its 2013 edition of Best Colleges. Johns Hopkins University has a student population of 20,996 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1. Thirty-six Nobel Prize winners have graduated from, or have taught at, Johns Hopkins University. Notable alumni include Wolf Blitzer, Wes Craven, and Woodrow Wilson.

Programs Offered

Johns Hopkins University is composed of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the Carey Business School, and the schools of Education, Medicine, and Nursing. Johns Hopkins also comprises the Peabody Institute, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Undergraduate programs are available in anthropology, archaeology, behavioral biology, biophysics, chemical biology, chemistry, cognitive science, economics, English, film and media studies, financial economics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science, engineering management, nursing, educational studies, and public safety leadership. Graduate programs are offered in areas including medicine, allied health, pharmacy, nursing, international studies, applied mathematics and statistics, bioengineering innovation and design, biomedical engineering, computer science, engineering mechanics, and environmental engineering. Distance education programs are available from the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, the Whiting School of Engineering, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.


The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has accredited Johns Hopkins University since 1921.


John Hopkins University requires freshman applicants to submit a Universal College Application with the Johns Hopkins Supplement, or the Common Application with Johns Hopkins Supplement. In addition, there is a $70 application fee. The application includes an essay portion and two short answer questions. Applicants must also submit two teacher evaluations, SAT or ACT scores, and high school transcripts. The deadline to submit applications to Johns Hopkins University is November 1 for early decision. Regular decision freshman must submit applications by January 1. According to U.S. News & World Report, Johns Hopkins University had a fall acceptance rate of 18.4% in 2011.

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