Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

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.

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Contacting Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins University
3400 N Charles St, Mason Hall
Baltimore , MD 21218-2688
General Phone: (410) 516-8000

Johns Hopkins Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,120East Asian studies, Near/Middle east studies, African-American studies, women's studies, German language, Romance languages, French language, Classical languages, Latin language, ...
Education and Teaching869education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, higher education administration, educational admin and supervision, education of disabled, education of autistic, early childhood special ed, school counseling, ...
Science806biology, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, cell biology, anatomy, anatomical sciences, animal physiology, animal genetics, ...
Engineering697engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering mechanics, environmental engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, ...
Medicine602neuroscience, medicine, medical scientist, public health, public health courses, health professions
Business and Management569business, business management, operations management, electronic commerce, business administration, finance, investments and securities, human resources, marketing ...
Computer Science and Engineering500computer and info science, information technology, information science, computer networking, computer support, computer engineering
Nursing and Emergency Medicine361registered nursing, nurse midwifery
Therapy and Counseling259behavioral sciences, cognitive science, psychology, school psychology, psychology courses, mental health counseling, mental and social health services, maternal and child health, medical ethids ...
Medical Administration250health care administration, environmental health, international public health, medical illustrator
Music245music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition, conducting, various music studies
Mathematics77mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics and statistics
Family and Social Work74public administration, public policy analysis
Real Estate and Construction Management55real estate
Media42communication studies, radio and TV tech, recording arts tech
Fine Arts18art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for Johns Hopkins in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,54856
Master's degree4,00274
Doctor's degree44652
Postbaccalaureate certificate45443
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years65
Post-master's certificate12
First-professional degree1011

Johns Hopkins Student Body

In 2007-2008, Johns Hopkins had a total enrollment of 19,682 students (18,363 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 53%
Women 47%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 27%
Graduate 72%
First Professional 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 45%
Black 9%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 12%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 18%
(Foreign Students) 11%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 11%
20-21 12%
22-24 16%
25-29 29%
30-34 13%
35-39 7%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Johns Hopkins Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 96 %
Part-Time 100 %

Johns Hopkins Room and Board (2007)

Johns Hopkins offers campus housing for 3,133 of its 18,363 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Baltimore, Maryland for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maryland Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Johns Hopkins Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal630740
SAT Math660770
SAT Writing630730
ACT Verbal2431
ACT Math2834
ACT Composite2933

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT92%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT30%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Johns Hopkins Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 37,700
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 37,700
Room and board $ 11,578
Room charge $ 6,618
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,960
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Johns Hopkins participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 207700)

Johns Hopkins Faculty

Johns Hopkins has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track841532
Non-tenured and not on tenure track689698

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year183$166,78657$159,909
Associate professorcalendar year74$120,23957$116,300
Assistant professorcalendar year71$92,07288$89,310
Instructorcalendar year23$63,11361$69,486
Lecturercalendar year10$73,11421$59,657
No academic rankcalendar year36$88,65232$68,046
All faculty totalcalendar year397$129,297316$98,962

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year154$137,83036$125,565
Associate professoracademic year33$98,3098$78,625
Assistant professoracademic year38$81,97716$76,789
Instructoracademic year6$65,3277$47,494
Lectureracademic year27$59,00655$47,685
No academic rankacademic year65$59,14545$50,036
All faculty totalacademic year323$103,451167$69,370

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Johns Hopkins Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Centennial Conference
Basketball Centennial Conference
Baseball Centennial Conference
Track Centennial Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports231841

Johns Hopkins Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Investments and Securities
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
Recording Arts Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Environmental Health
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
International Public Health/International Health
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Public Health, Other

Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Animal Genetics
Animal Physiology
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Molecular Biology
Natural Sciences
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General
Physics, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Cognitive Science
Maternal and Child Health
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
School Psychology

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