Sunday, February 5, 2012

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins has multiple campuses in the Baltimore area, but the majority of undergraduate programs are housed in the attractive red-brick Homewood Campus in the northern part of the city. Johns Hopkins is best-known for its professional programs in the health sciences, international relations and engineering. However, prospective students shouldn't underestimate the quality of the liberal arts and sciences. With a multi-billion dollar endowment and 10:1 student / faculty ratio, a teaching and research powerhouse. These strengths have earned Hopkins a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and membership in the AAU.

Admissions Data (2010):

Enrollment (2009):

  • Total Enrollment: 20,383 (5,831 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2010 - 11):

  • Tuition and Fees: $40,680
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $12,510
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $55,390

Johns Hopkins Financial Aid (2008 - 09):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 60%
  • Johns Hopkins Scholarships (
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 47%
    • Loans: 35%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,969
    • Loans: $6,129

Most Popular Majors:

Biomedical Engineering, Cellular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Creative Writing, Economics, International Relations, Music, Neuroscience, Nursing, Political Science, Public Health, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 96%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 82%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 91%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Johns Hopkins and the Common Application

Johns Hopkins University uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

Johns Hopkins Mission Statement:

mission statement from The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.

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