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Johns Hopkins University Data & Information Overview

3,096 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
11% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Johns Hopkins University Ranked?

#9 Best Colleges in Nation
#1 Best Colleges in MD
International Relations & National Security Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2023 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Johns Hopkins University was awarded 3,096 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is international relations and national security.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Johns Hopkins as #9 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation! This is an improvement over the previous year, when Johns Hopkins held the #19 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Johns Hopkins is also ranked #1 out of 34 schools in Maryland.

See all of the rankings for Johns Hopkins University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Johns Hopkins?

11% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
61% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Johns Hopkins since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 11%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

Average Test Scores

About 61% 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 760. Math scores were between 750 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Johns Hopkins University  ( 720 to 760 )

SAT Math Scores for Johns Hopkins University  ( 750 to 800 )
Johns Hopkins received ACT scores from 36% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 34 and 36.

ACT Composite Scores for Johns Hopkins University  ( 34 to 36 )

Learn more about Johns Hopkins University admissions.

Johns Hopkins University Faculty

6 to 1 Student to Faculty
97% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Johns Hopkins it is much better at 6 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Johns Hopkins University is 97%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  97 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Johns Hopkins University

97% Freshmen Retention
87% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Johns Hopkins University has a freshmen retention rate of 97%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  97 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Johns Hopkins the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 87%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  87 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Johns Hopkins University.

Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,766 Full-Time Undergraduates
58.6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
52.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,331 undergraduates at Johns Hopkins with 5,766 being full-time and 565 being part-time.

How Much Does Johns Hopkins University Cost?

$23,428 Net Price
16% Take Out Loans
$34,500 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Johns Hopkins is $23,428. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Johns Hopkins

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$2,084 $4,859 $8,457 $18,951 $40,792

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Johns Hopkins, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 16% of students took out student loans averaging $8,625 a year. That adds up to $34,500 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Johns Hopkins is 1.3%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Johns Hopkins Graduates Make?

$83,287 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Johns Hopkins make around $83,287 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Johns Hopkins graduates since it is 96% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Johns Hopkins University make the most money.

Location of Johns Hopkins University

Maryland State
5,766 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Johns Hopkins University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Baltimore, Maryland. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Johns Hopkins are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3400 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218-2688
Phone: 410-516-8000

Johns Hopkins University Majors

104 Majors With Completions
1,852 Undergraduate Degrees
7,671 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 104 majors graduated from Johns Hopkins University. Of these students, 1,852 received undergraduate degrees and 7,671 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 164 $21,367
Computer Information Systems 156 $105,950
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 143 $24,801
Public Health 130 $29,342
Economics 116 $69,157
Biomedical Engineering 114 $35,386
International Relations & National Security 104 $57,526
Mathematics 100 $70,019
Child Development & Psychology 81 NA
Chemical Engineering 69 $51,234

Learn more about the majors offered at Johns Hopkins University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Johns Hopkins

88% Take At Least One Class Online
69% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 25,479 students took at least one online class at Johns Hopkins University. This is an increase from the 12,506 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 25,479 19,989
2018-2019 12,506 9,569
2017-2018 11,243 8,722
2016-2017 9,822 6,842
2015-2016 8,882 6,658

Learn more about online learning at Johns Hopkins University.

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Notes and 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.


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