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Johns Hopkins University

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1876
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 5,772
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $2,218,144,000
Admissions Address

3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Most Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: January 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: John Latting
Admissions office telephone: (410) 516-8171
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 1
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $60
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
http://apply.jhu.edu Tuition deposit: $600 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma or equivalent is not required
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 4
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A 4
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: December 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: December 1
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 27%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 51%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 25%
Total applicants: 13,900
Total acceptances: 3,726
Total freshman enrollment: 1,207
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 39%
Male applicants: 7,212
Male acceptances: 1,958
Male freshman enrollment: 619
Female applicants: 6,688
Female acceptances: 1,768
Female freshman enrollment: 588
Out-of-state freshmen: 86%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 2,618
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 1,258
Students enrolled from waiting list: 1  
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 97%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 630 – 730
Math: 660 – 760
Combined: 1290 – 1490

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 40.0% 60.0%
600-699 48.0% 32.0%
500-599 11.0% 8.0%
400-499 1.0% 0.0%
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 22%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 28 – 33
Math: 28 – 33
Composite: 28 – 32

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 59.0% N/A N/A
24-29 36.0% N/A N/A
18-23 5.0% N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A


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