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How Well Is Johns Hopkins University Ranked?

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2021 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 136 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is public health.

Overall Quality

Johns Hopkins landed the #20 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

Johns Hopkins is also ranked #1 out of 26 schools in Maryland.

See all of the rankings for Johns Hopkins University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Johns Hopkins?

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 13%, 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 43% 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 770. Math scores were between 730 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Johns Hopkins University  ( 720 to 770 )

SAT Math Scores for Johns Hopkins University  ( 730 to 800 )
Johns Hopkins received ACT scores from 56% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 33 and 35.

ACT Composite Scores for Johns Hopkins University  ( 33 to 35 )

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Johns Hopkins University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Johns Hopkins, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 7 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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

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

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Johns Hopkins

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,064 undergraduates at Johns Hopkins with 5,595 being full-time and 469 being part-time.

Johns Hopkins Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 99.92 out of 100, Johns Hopkins is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  99.92 out of 100
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How Much Does Johns Hopkins University Cost?

The overall average net price of Johns Hopkins is $30,701. 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 +
$13,968 $8,852 $15,396 $19,618 $42,583

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Johns Hopkins, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $6,361 a year. That adds up to $25,444 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Johns Hopkins is 1.1%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Johns Hopkins make around $73,200 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Johns Hopkins students since it is 84% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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

Location of Johns Hopkins University

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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Location of Johns Hopkins University

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 103 majors graduated from Johns Hopkins University. Of these students, 1,747 received undergraduate degrees and 7,356 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
Public Health 165 $44,200
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 143 $32,600
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 121 $30,500
Economics 113 $70,800
Biomedical Engineering 99 $69,700
Mathematics 92 $78,600
Computer Information Systems 88 $92,700
Chemical Engineering 87 $57,700
International Relations & National Security 86 $48,500
Writing Studies 58 $31,300

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

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 11,243 students took at least one online class at Johns Hopkins University. This is an increase from the 9,822 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 11,243 8,722
2016-2017 9,822 6,842
2015-2016 8,882 6,658
2014-2015 8,119 5,694
2013-2014 6,013 4,046

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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