Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University


Johns Hopkins University is a place where ambitious, talented, and creative students thrive. Since the university’s start in 1876, students in all majors have embraced a spirit of learning through exploration and discovery. Campus life outside the classroom is active and dynamic, with more than 300 student groups—from dance, a cappella, and cultural groups to international service organizations. Hopkins values diversity in all forms. All students have the opportunity to develop independent critical thinking, gain cultural competencies, and flourish on a socially diverse campus. With help from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Center for Student Success, the holistic development of students is promoted by providing direct services to underrepresented populations, including first generation students.

Programs Supporting First-Generation College Students

Open House, Fly-in, Visit Discovery Days

The Discovery Days program connects admitted underrepresented minority students to the clubs, organizations, and resources that bring together our multicultural community. Students are hosted on campus for a three-day, two-night experience in April, during which they learn about multicultural life at Johns Hopkins, explore Baltimore, and spend the night with current student hosts.

Open House, Fly-in, Visit Hopkins Overnight Multicultural Experience (HOME)

HOME is a fly-in, three-day, two night program for underrepresented minority students. Prospective students experience multicultural life at Hopkins and are hosted overnight by current students. This program coincides with the Fall Open House program. HOME requires an application; information is available via high school counselors and an invitation from the university.

Scholarship & Financial Aid Meeting 100% of Financial Need

Hopkins is committed to helping students make their college decision without being limited by family financial circumstances. A variety of financial support programs are available to undergraduates and the university meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for students for all four years of study.

First-Year Experience & Transition Hop-In

The Hop-In program supports incoming freshmen who are the first in their family to go to college, had limited opportunities for advanced course work in high school, or who may have significant time constraints with their coursework during the first year on campus in the transition from high school to college. Students continually receive personal and academic development through resource workshops, social events, and individual advising.

Student Life & Support The Center for Diversity and Inclusion

The center cultivates an environment of inclusiveness and has established specific aims to support underrepresented populations. The Office of Multicultural Affairs; the Interfaith Center; the Office of Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Life; and the Office of Gender and Equity are all housed within The Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Student Life & Support The Center for Student Success

The Center for Student Success provides ongoing support through academic and student services programming. Several initiatives and programs serve underrepresented students, such as Mentoring Assistance Peer Program (MAPP) and Johns Hopkins Underrepresented in Medical Professions (JUMP).

Student Diversity

  • 5,326
  • 51/49
  • n/a
    First-generation college students
  • <1%
    American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 23%
  • 6%
    Black or African American
  • 14%
  • <1%
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 40%
  • 5%
    Two or more races
  • 3%
    Race and/or ethnicity unknown
  • 10%

Student Success

  • 97%
    First-to-second year retention
  • 94%
    Six-year graduation
  • n/a
    Six-year graduation for underrepresented minority groups
  • 99%
    Freshmen who live on campus
  • 52%
    Undergraduates who live on campus
  • 751
    Full-time faculty
  • 109
    Full-time minority faculty
  • 10:1
    Student–faculty ratio
  • Top 5 Majors

    Public Health, Engineering, Social Sciences, Biological/Life Sciences, Psychology, Entrepreneurship & Management

  • Multicultural Student Clubs and Organizations

    Johns Hopkins Underrepresented in Medical Professions, Mentoring Assistance Peer Program, Students Educating and Empowering for Diversity, Black Student Union, Organizacion Latino Estudiantil, African Students Association, National Society of Black Engineers, Hopkins Organization for Minority Engineers and Scientists, Multicultural Student Volunteers, Caribbean Culture Society, Brazilian Students Association, Caribbean Cultural Society


Cost of Attendance

  • $50,410
  • n/a
    In-state Tuition
  • $500
    Required Fees
  • $14,976
    Room and Board

Financial Aid

  • $80,000,000
    Total institutional scholarships/grants
  • $39,344
    Average aid package
  • $24,702
    Average student loan debt upon graduation (of those who borrow)
  • 14%
    Pell Grant recipients among freshmen
  • 42%
    Students with financial need
  • 42%
    Students with need awarded financial aid
  • 44%
    Students with need awarded need-based scholarship or grant aid
  • 100%
    Students with need whose need was fully met


Applicant Academics

  • 27,094
    # of applicants
  • 12%
  • 3.92
    Average HS GPA
  • 34
    ACT Composite
  • 680—760
    SAT Critical Reading
  • 710—790
    SAT Math
  • 680—770
    SAT Writing
  • n/a
    SAT/ACT optional


  • 1/1
    Regular application closing date
  • $70
    Application Fee
  • $70
    Application Fee (online)
  • yes
    Fee waiver for applicants with financial need
  • yes
    Early decision plan
  • 11/1
    Early decision application closing date
  • n/a
    Early action plan
  • n/a
    Early action application closing date