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Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Community

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Community

Three bachelor’s degrees were conferred in spring 1879. By spring 2020, that number had increased by 32,3167%

The undergraduate educational experience has come a long way since George W. McCreary, A. Chase Palmer, and Edward Henry Spieker picked up their diplomas on June 12, 1879, at the close of Johns Hopkins’ third academic year.

The academic offerings have increased exponentially. The university awarded 1,389 bachelor’s degrees across all divisions on May 23, 2019, joining more than 200,000 alumni worldwide. The majority of those degrees were earned by undergraduates on the Homewood campus, home to the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering. Johns Hopkins also offers undergraduate programs through the Carey Business School, the Peabody Institute, and the School of Nursing.

Admission Selectivity (Class of 2024)

Applicants: 29,612

Admitted: 1,922

Enrolled: 1,300

Early Decision available?: Yes

Admitted Early Decision applicants: 682

Standardized Tests

Middle 50th percentile for admitted students:

SAT Composite: 1480-1550 (new scale)

ACT: 33-35

Programs of Study

Majors: 51

Minors: 46

Popular Majors (Homewood)

Public Health Studies

International Studies


Biomedical Engineering


‘U.S. News & World Report’ 2022 undergraduate rankings

National university: 7 (tie)

Biomedical engineering: 1

Undergraduate engineering: 13

Johns Hopkins had the highest rating in the country for student excellence this year among all national universities. It was also recognized as a best value school (No. 9), reflecting significant increases in financial aid, and cited as a most innovative school (No. 10), reflecting faculty-led work since 2017 to reimagine the undergraduate academic experience, and as a best destination for undergraduate research and creative projects (No. 12)


Enrolled undergraduates: 6,294

Geographic origin: all 50 states, 51 nations

Male/female ratio: 52/48 percent

Enrollment by racial/ethnic category:

30 percent white

27 percent Asian/Pacific Islander

15 percent Hispanic

7 percent Black

<1 percent American Indian/Alaskan Native

6 percent ethnicity unknown

10 percent international.

Freshman retention rate: 98 percent

Graduation rate: 94 percent

Costs and Financial Aid

Tuition $54,160

Room and board: $16,310

Average need-based grant for first-year students: $48,000

First-year students receiving aid: 54 percent

Each year, our students receive over $100 million in grant money towards their Hopkins education.

Student Life

More than 400 student groups and organizations

More than 50 student-run groups dedicated to volunteerism or service

Fourteen sororities, 11 fraternities, 28 percent of students involved in Greek life

More than 40 club sports; more than 1,000 students participate in intramurals

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