Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is a public research university that is a world leader in education, research and medical healthcare. When it was founded in 1876 by benefactor Johns Hopkins, it was divided into the university and a separate hospital - The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Today the university has three major campuses: the headquarters "Homewood" campus in Baltimore, a campus in Washington, D.C., and a campus in Montgomery County, Maryland. Johns Hopkins University also maintains learning facilities throughout the Baltimore-Washington area and in China and Italy.
The Homewood Campus sits on 140 acres of green space and offers courses for part-time and full-time undergraduates, as well as programs for full-time graduate students. Part-time coursework is also available to master's degree students.
Johns Hopkins Institutions are comprised of the university and the Johns Hopkins Health System. Together, these institutions are the state's largest private employer.
Johns Hopkins programs rank first among U.S. universities in many areas, including federally funded research programs, the School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Johns Hopkins faculty members and their research colleagues have won more federal research and development funding than any other university in the U.S. since 1979.
Johns Hopkins University was opened in 1876 with the mission to provide "knowledge for the world." From the beginning, Johns Hopkins administrators believed that research and teaching are interdependent, so both areas have developed at an even pace over more than 130 years.
The general academic calendar for Johns Hopkins University follows the semester format, with fall, spring and summer semesters. However, the summer semester is divided into several "Summer Sessions." There is a "Winter Intersession" offered in January.
Each of Johns Hopkins University's nine schools maintains separate academic calendars, which may vary somewhat from the general academic calendar. Students are encouraged to consult the academic calendar for their specific school within the university to determine their schedules.
Colleges and Schools
- Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
- Whiting School of Engineering
- Carey Business School
- School of Education
- School of Medicine
- School of Nursing
- Peabody Institute
- Bloomberg School of Public Health
- The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
The Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a division of the university that is equal to the nine schools, but with a non-academic, research-based mission. APL is located between Baltimore and Washington. It supports national security and pursues space science, exploration of the Solar System and other civilian research and development.
The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. SAIS is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore, which is considered the headquarters of Johns Hopkins University.
The Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University is a community within a larger city for the students who reside there. Residential halls offer on-campus housing, and students on campus enjoy a range of meal plans and dining options. There are things to do around campus year-round, with outdoor movies shown at the quad in summer, an annual speaker series, and more than 360 student groups, clubs and organizations that cover every interest. The fine arts and performing arts communities are very active on campus, offering a full calendar of entertainment. For more ideas about what to do on campus, students may access the events calendar online at www.event.jhu.edu.
JHU students can access a host of services and resources online, where they will find links to student affairs, calendars, libraries, fitness and health centers, ministries, campus facilities, ID card services, and more.
The Arts and Culture at The Johns Hopkins University is thriving. Students can choose from some of the following:
- Homewood Museum
- Evergreen Museum & Library
- Homewood Art Workshops Gallery
- Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum
- WJHU, Johns Hopkins Student Radio
- Ballroom Dance Club
- Digital Media Center
- Johns Hopkins Film Fest
- Hopkins Symphony Orchestra
- JHU Symposium on Foreign Affairs
- Homewood Arts Programs
- Barnstormers Theater Group
- Johns Hopkins University Theatre
The traditional school colors for Johns Hopkins University are light "Columbia" blue and black, with white as an accent color. The school mascot is a blue jay, and the athletic teams are nicknamed the Johns Hopkins "Blue Jays." The Athletic Department was founded in 1876.
The Johns Hopkins "Blue Jays" athletic teams have won many state and national championships while competing in several intercollegiate sports, including:
- Cross Country
- Water Polo
- Cross Country
- Field Hockey
- East Baltimore
- Peabody Campus
- SAIS Washington
- SAIS Bologna
- SAIS Nanjing
- Applied Physics Laboratory
- Washington, D.C., Center
- Montgomery County
- Columbia, Md.
The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute (UHI) is an initiative that forms a vital connection with East Baltimore. The UHI fosters University and community partnerships in health care, education and community planning. The UHI works with local residents, educators, philanthropic organizations, elected representatives and community leaders, in addition to the wealth of intellectual resources at JHU.
A community garden is underway on the Johns Hopkins at Eastern campus, due to the efforts of a small group of students and support from several university offices.
The garden was created for Real Food Hopkins, a student-run group committed to bringing local, sustainable, humane and fairly priced food to the Homewood campus and the surrounding Baltimore area.
There are many things for students and visitors to see and do in Baltimore, Maryland. The Maryland seafood is world-famous; there are many city festivals and events to enjoy, including Restaurant Week in Baltimore's Inner Harbor area or the Preakness Stakes. The Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens play at Camden Yards.
Other activities include the Art, Cultural and Historic Museums, the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History, among others.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the applicants Johns Hopkins University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Johns Hopkins University is around 23,000 students. The student body is made up of 28% undergraduate students and 6% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $49,000-$58,000 per year
- Part time students pay in the range of $1,600 to $1,900 per unit
- May offer prepaid tuition rates, allowing tuition to be purchased at current rates for future enrollment.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||63%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||49%||$35,195|
|Receiving Student Loans||37%||$6,549|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Johns Hopkins University may provide services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Night and weekend classes available
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
With a high graduation rate of around 93%, Johns Hopkins University is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||87%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||4%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||1%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Johns Hopkins University
- Health Services Administration Program
- Medical (M.D.) Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- Master's in Public Health (M.P.H.) Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
Campus: Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
- Music Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1947)
Johns Hopkins University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Centennial Conference)
- Basketball (Centennial Conference)
- Field Hockey
- Football (Centennial Conference)
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
- Water Polo
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Johns Hopkins University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Johns Hopkins University for official up-to-date information.