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Johns Hopkins University, a private university in Maryland, is popular for its scientific, health, medical and international programs of study. The university was established in 1876, and was named after wealthy entrepreneur Johns Hopkins. It occupies nearly 140 acres of land and has more than 3, 000 full-time faculty members at present.

The university's sports teams are known as the Blue Jays. The athletic colors of the college are black and Columbia blue. The team participates in Centennial Conference and NCAA Division III. Nobel laureates Woodrow Wilson, Jody Williams, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Paul Greengard and Robert Fogel are few noteworthy alumni of the college.

Profile of Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins is found in Baltimore, MD. Baltimore is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at Johns Hopkins.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Johns Hopkins is known for its programs in mathematics, science, medicine, engineering, music, and computer science and engineering.

Johns Hopkins Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Hats off to the 26% of those who apply who get accepted. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 630. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 650 and 760. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Johns Hopkins has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 19, 682 in 2007 at Johns Hopkins.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Johns Hopkins values student athletics, and belongs to the Centennial Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world. "

Johns Hopkins Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 050international relations, economics, political science, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, history, English, sociology, . . .
Medicine937public health, medicine, neuroscience, health professions, public health courses, medical scientist, pre-med
Education and Teaching888education, secondary teaching, school Counselling, education of disabled, educational admin and supervision, music teaching, educational administration, education of autistic, . . .
Engineering691electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, materials engineering, . . .
Science572biotechnology, physical science courses, anatomical sciences, chemistry, physics, biology, biological and biomedical sciences, biophysics, . . .
Business and Management553business, business management, operations management, marketing, finance, investments and securities, business administration, electronic commerce, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering509computer and info science, computer networking, information science, computer support, computer engineering, information technology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine383registered nursing, nursing science, nurse midwifery
Music188music performance, music theory and composition, various music studies, music history and theory, conducting, music
Therapy and Counselling142psychology, psychology courses, cognitive science, behavioral sciences, mental and social health services, maternal and child health, Counselling psychology, medical ethids, . . .
Mathematics93mathematics, mathematics and statistics, applied mathematics
Medical administration63health care administration, medical illustrator, occupational health, international public health, public health education, environmental health
Family and Social Work56public administration, public policy analysis
Real Estate and Construction Management53real estate
Media27communication studies, radio and TV tech, recording arts tech
Fine Arts22art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy
Engineering Technician0engineering technician
Architecture and Planning0urban planning
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Contact: Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins University

3400 N Charles St

Baltimore, MD 21218-2688

General Phone: (410) 516-8000


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