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Applicant Status At Johns Hopkins University

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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:21,336
Male Applicants:10,630
Female Applicants:10,706
Total Acceptances:3,869
Male Acceptances:1,958
Female Acceptances:1,911
Acceptance Rate:18%
Yield: ? 36%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(410) 516-8171
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:Yes
Application Fee:$70
Application Web
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Early DecisionNovember 1December 15
Regular Decision January 1 April 1
Must-Reply-By May 1 or within 2 weeks of notification thereafter
RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
Nor Recommended
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:1,390
Full-Time Male Enrollment:700
Full-Time Female Enrollment:690
Part-Time Male Enrollment:0
Part-Time Female Enrollment:0
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? 4,206
Applicants Accepting: ? 3,474
Students Enrolled: ? 46
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:831
Applicants Accepted:79
Students Enrolled:37

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 650 - 740 670 - 770 660 - 750 1980 - 2260 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 30 - 34 29 - 35 8 - 10 30 - 34 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:87%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:79%
Students Submitting ACT:39%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Not Reported

Facts & Statistics

Tips for Getting In
  • Have an eagerness to volunteer.
  • Participate in community services.
  • Play a sport.
  • Show that you're well-rounded and not just a good student.
  • Write very good essays creatively.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Apply for a Wilson Fellowship, even if you don't feel like you have a perfect idea. Advisers let you change your topic at any point. It's an incredible opportunity to travel and do independent research. The fellowships are given to both humanities and science students, so don't feel like it needs to be a new breakthrough in research. In the past years, one person made a film, another examined landmine detection technology, and a third discussed spiritual practices of world religious leaders.
  • Just because many of the faculty are renowned professors doesn't actually mean that they're good teachers or that they even care about teaching undergrads. This isn't to say every professor is bad, but some are obviously more interested in the graduate students and their research labs.
  • Many people arrive, planning to have a bad experience because they have absolutely no desire to attend Hopkins. They only ended up at Hopkins as a fall-back plan.
  • Spread out the difficulty among your semesters. Every major has difficult classes. Try to take those in different semesters so you're not too busy and worked up.
  • Study abroad! Hopkins has a great study abroad office, and the school encourages all students to embrace such a great opportunity. In order to qualify, however, you must keep your grades up and stay on top of your major required courses. Many students are not able to study abroad because of their poor academic record.
  • Take some of the difficult core classes for your major first semester freshman year when you have covered grades. It will help your GPA and reduce some of the pressure involved in those classes. Or, you can take the opposite route if you are unsure about your major and take a list of classes for your first semester within various fields that may potentially interest you.
  • The workload is difficult, and Hopkins professors are very demanding. Professors expect the world from you, but they do not provide much support or extra help. Unlike many of the Ivy League schools, there isn't any grade inflation at Hopkins.
  • Until you are 21, it is difficult to have a great social life. Fraternity parties are fun, but going to one every weekend gets old quickly.
  • Use all of the resources you can when picking classes. The faculty advisers are superb, and most upperclassmen are willing to dish out some advice. There are a handful of classes you should definitely steer clear of. The earlier you find these courses, the better. If you end up in over your head, you can drop the course. Remember-first semester courses are pass/fail.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Call (410) 516-8171 between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office requests two weeks' advance notice when scheduling an interview. Students may request on-campus interviews from February of their junior year until November of their senior year. Due to the high volume of requests, however, they cannot always guarantee availability. All interviews take place in the admissions building in Mason Hall.
Campus Tours
Any visitor may participate in a guided tour of Johns Hopkins. Information sessions and tours begin in the lobby of Mason Hall. Reservations are only required if your group has 20 or more people. Large groups are asked to call (410) 516-8171 at least two weeks in advance. Those needing special accommodations or disability access are also asked to call a week ahead. The information sessions are offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on most weekdays, followed by guided tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. For an up-to-date guided tour schedule, visit
Overnight Visits
An overnight visit is your chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at campus life by staying overnight with a current student as your host. Visits are encouraged for prospective and current applicants during the fall, and accepted applicants during the spring. Students can visit on select Sunday evenings and weekends during fall and spring semesters and select dates in conjunction with on-campus programs.
Virtual Tour of Campus
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