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Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Johns Hopkins is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

88 Undergraduate Degrees
536 Graduate Degrees
$53,746 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
13% Acceptance Rate

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Johns Hopkins University Rankings

Johns Hopkins is ranked #6 out of 408 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. It is also ranked #1 out of 8 schools in Maryland.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Johns Hopkins has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Computer Science Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Johns Hopkins.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Computer Systems Networking Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Computer Systems Networking Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Information Technology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Information Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Online Information Science Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Information Science Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Information Technology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Johns Hopkins has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Computer Information Systems Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#6 Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems College Factual
#6 Best Computer Information Systems Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#19 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates College Factual
#43 Best Schools Course Advisor
#47 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual

Where Is Johns Hopkins University?

Location of Johns Hopkins University

Contact details for Johns Hopkins are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3400 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218-2688
Phone: 410-516-8000
Website: www.jhu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/johnshopkinsuniversity
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JohnsHopkins

How Do I Get Into Johns Hopkins?

You can apply to Johns Hopkins online at: https://apply.commonapp.org

Admission Requirements for Johns Hopkins

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Johns Hopkins?

13% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
43% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 13%, Johns Hopkins is one of the most selective schools in the country. If the admissions department requests additional materials, be sure to submit them promptly. This could be a sign that you're on the border line of being accepted or denied.

Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 13%, and the acceptance rate for women is 12%.

Average Test Scores

About 43% of students accepted to Johns Hopkins submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 720 and 770. Math scores were between 730 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Johns Hopkins University  ( 720 to 770 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Johns Hopkins University  ( 730 to 800 )
200
800
Johns Hopkins received ACT scores from 56% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 33 and 35. Math scores were between 31 and 35. Composite scores were between 33 and 35.

ACT English Scores for Johns Hopkins University  ( 33 to 35 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Johns Hopkins University  ( 31 to 35 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Johns Hopkins University  ( 33 to 35 )
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36

Can I Afford Johns Hopkins University?

$53,746 Net Price
34% Take Out Loans
1.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Johns Hopkins is $53,746. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Johns Hopkins, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $6,361 a year. That adds up to $25,444 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Johns Hopkins is 1.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,762 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,256 undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins, with 5,762 being full-time and 494 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Johns Hopkins

There are also 20,823 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,762 full-time undergraduates at Johns Hopkins, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Johns Hopkins

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Johns Hopkins University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,513
Black or African American 432
Hispanic or Latino 876
White 1,611
International Students 695
Other Races/Ethnicities 635

Geographic Diversity

Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at Johns Hopkins University. At this time, 44 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 104 countries are represented at Johns Hopkins. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Johns Hopkins University

8,722 Took All Classes Online
11,243 Took At Least One Class Online
22.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 11,243 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Johns Hopkins has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Johns Hopkins

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Johns Hopkins University was 22.0%. This is the #542 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Johns Hopkins regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Johns Hopkins majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer Information Systems 2%
Computer Systems Networking 43%
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 43%
General Computer & Information Sciences 2%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Johns Hopkins ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Johns Hopkins.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Information Science #10
General Information Science #10
Computer Systems Networking #17
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications #17
Computer & IS Security #22
General Computer & Information Sciences #23
Information Technology #36
Computer Information Systems #45

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Johns Hopkins University Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Computer & Information Sciences 88 0 257 18 363
General Information Science 0 11 77 0 88
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 0 0 87 0 87
Computer & IS Security 0 2 84 0 86
TOTAL 88 13 505 18 624

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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