Johns Hopkins University

Mailing Address: Mason Hall 3400 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218

Rank on 2008 List: 27

Rank on 2006 List: 46

Average GPA: 3.7

Matriculation Rates of African Americans: 89%

Total Enrollment: 5,287

African American Enrollment: 316

Number of applications (per yr): 16,011

Acceptance Rates: 25.1%

*Average SAT Scores: Reading: 630-730; Math: 650-760; Writing: 630-730

Black Student Group(s): Black Student Union, African Students Association, Black Graduate Students Association, Dunbar-Baldwin-Hughes Theatre Company, National Society of Black Engineers

Summer Programs: Discover Hopkins, -Summer University, Engineering Innovation, Center for Talented Youth

Application Deadlines: January 1

Early Admissions Deadline: November 1

Start Sending Acceptance Letters: April 1

Financial Aid Deadline: March 1

Costs: Tuition: 38,200; Housing $11,578; Books (and personal expenses estimate) $2,200

Greek Organizations: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.,

*25th Percentile- 75th Percentile


John Latting, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

What type of students does Johns Hopkins attract?

We attract ambitious students who really want to go to college as an investment and benefit people in the future. Our students are very productive, which we are very proud of. We have a diverse community of people. We allow our students to explore through research opportunities with faculty, and also offer a flexible curriculum; students don’t have to fulfill a lot of core classes. Our students have a lot of freedom to take the classes they want to take.

What should students have on their application to standout?

The most important thing is to have demonstrated that they have taken advantage of the academic opportunities at their high school. When we’re evaluating applications, we ask two questions: how well prepared is the student to benefit from Johns Hopkins and take advantage of the opportunities we have, and how will the student contribute to the university community? We want to attract students who can make a positive difference in the world around them.

What does Johns Hopkins do to attract minority students?

We do a really good job of using our current students as ambassadors to communicate with the next generation of students. As Multi-cultural student volunteers, students participate in that organization to help the admissions office bring in the next generation of minority students. John Hopkins has a scholarship called the Baltimore Scholars program for students who are admitted and come from a public high school in Baltimore. They receive a full tuition scholarship of nearly $170,000. Most students who are awarded the scholarship are African-American.

Why should students choose Johns Hopkins?

It’s a place that gives students the tools to make a difference in the world. It’s quite a small community of people; we only have about 1,200 freshmen a year and they are entering the biggest research center in the world. It’s a great training ground