Diversity

Location
Baltimore, MD
Undergrads
5,866
Tuition
$43,390
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are rich kids but they stick together. And usually Asian kids, international kids and jocks stick to themselves

1 College Student

Diversity: lots of international students, but majority of rich WASPs

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of groups represented here and some crossover, but for the most part groups stick together.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There are many people with different religious backgrounds and sexual orientations, and I never saw any animosity come out between the groups of people. The student body is about half white, with a large group of Asian students and a much smaller group of African American students.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is quite a bit of diversity, but not any more than I've seen elsewhere.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Dan White
Hometown
Glen Rock, NJ
Major
International Studies and Economics
Grad Year
2012
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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
6%
Asian
18%
Hispanic
8%
International
10%
Native American
0%
White
49%
Unknown
5%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
90%
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
40%
Male Faculty
60%
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 54 responses

  • 6% Libertarian
  • 9% Not sure
  • 6% Very conservative
  • 11% Conservative
  • 20% Moderate
  • 39% Liberal
  • 9% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 53 responses

  • 2% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 2% Conservative
  • 23% Moderate
  • 26% Not sure
  • 40% Liberal
  • 8% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 53 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 54 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 55 responses

  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 5% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 35% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 60% Very accepting.
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