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4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: I love my school-our program contained a group homogenous in religion, though everyone is very accepting and several come from far away places. Economic background wasn't evident

3 College Freshman

Diversity: In my own program there's no much diversity, but overall in the campus there is a lot of diversity in general.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: Could be worse, could be better. Some people are still arseholes about LGBT+ people, some people are still arseholes about poor people, etc.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school is relatively diverse in terms of ethnicity, economic background, and religion.


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Dan White
Glen Rock, NJ
International Studies and Economics
Grad Year
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Hopkins students disagree about diversity at JHU. A survey showed that while many white students think that Hopkins is very diverse, minority students disagree. Hopkins has larger Asian and Indian populations and smaller African American and Hispanic populations. In addition, there are fewer students from Western Europe, and many more from Eastern Europe. The administration takes great pride in diversifying Hopkins and is always trying to maintain this diversity. Students also believe that the administration needs to work on integrating students of different races. As one student said, “The campus is diverse, though it can be segregated.” Some students choose not to learn about other cultures or become friends with people who are different from them, but there are many opportunities to develop a diverse group of friends at Hopkins.

Hopkins has a student body with a wide range of economic backgrounds, religions, political beliefs, and cultures and ethnicities. Hopkins has more racial diversity than other colleges in Baltimore, but it represents some minorities more significantly than others. The administration has been unable to break up cliques among people of the same ethnicity, and while some students like the ethnic bond, it makes other students feel excluded. Also, most students are from middle- to upper-middle-class families, which creates a feeling of separation between students and individuals who live in and around Baltimore. Students from many races will find organized student groups that celebrate the food, culture, and history of their ethnicity. Diversity is important, and the school is constantly working on it.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Foreign countries
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 17%
20-21: 20%
22-24: 22%
25+: 41%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 4%
Asian American: 15%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 6%
Native American: 0%
White: 73%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
There is a very active group on campus for homosexual, bisexual, and transgender persons: the Diverse Gender and Sexuality Alliance.
Political Activity
There is a relatively even split of Republicans and Democrats on campus. There are many student political action clubs to join, including College Republicans and College Democrats. Generally, JHU students closely follow political activity and are ready to debate their political beliefs any day of the week.
Economic Status
Students at Johns Hopkins come from very diverse economic backgrounds. Tuition is very expensive, but most students receive a large amount of financial aid. There are plenty of scholarships available through the school.
Most Common Religions
Hopkins was founded as a research University with specifications that it favor no particular religion. It would be difficult to find a religion not represented at Hopkins, although many students do not practice any religion. There is a very active Interfaith Center, which encourages discussion between religious groups and holds services for many of them.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Some minority clubs include the Black Student Union, Caribbean Cultural Society, Inter-Asian Council, La Organizacion Latina Estudiantil (OLE), NAACP, as well as the International Club, to name a few. If you don't feel as though your ethnic group is represented, it is very easy to start a student group.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 56 responses

  • 9% Progressive/very liberal
  • 38% Liberal
  • 23% Moderate
  • 11% Conservative
  • 5% Very conservative
  • 5% Libertarian
  • 9% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 56 responses

  • 7% Progressive/very liberal
  • 38% Liberal
  • 27% Moderate
  • 2% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 25% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 57 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 57 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 56 responses

  • 61% Very accepting.
  • 34% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 5% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
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