Johns Hopkins University research university

Established in 1876 by the Quaker abolitionist, Johns Hopkins University is a highly prestigious private research institute, located in Baltimore. The university has recently received a great deal of global attention, since its efforts to track COVID-19, from late 2019 onwards, have resulted in it becoming the third most cited institution in the world. Johns Hopkins has 39 Nobel laureates, mainly in physiology, medicine, physics and chemistry.

The university receives huge sums of money from governments, individuals and businesses, and its medical school is the best funded medical  institution, globally, as well as ranking in the world top 10. In 2018, Michael Bloomberg gave Johns Hopkins $1.8 billion, and this has allowed the university to become need-blind in its application process.  If you are one of the fortunate 10 per cent to be offered a place here, 99 per cent of your annual expenses will be covered by the university.

Johns Hopkins is the first research university to be established in the US, on the basis that applying knowledge is not as important as finding new information,  which saw the university deciding to move away from simple teaching to merging teaching with research. These days, students at Johns Hopkins are encouraged to do their own research, with the guidance of eminent academics, and the university  supports students who want to pursue their own interests, and provides them with any  help and  resources they might need.

John Hopkins University - How many students attend?

There are around 5,700 undergraduates and 20,000 postgraduates studying across ten academic divisions.

John Hopkins University - What are the most highly rated subject areas?

These include:

  • Neuroscience
  • Political science
  • Economics
  • Public Health
  • Cellular and molecular biology
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Biomedical engineering

In addition, the Applied Physics faculty in Laurel, Maryland, has close links with NASA and the US defence agencies, and has built and flown spacecraft to the asteroid Eros, as well as further afield to Mars and Pluto. In 2016, the research budget at Johns Hopkins was a huge $2.5 billion – which emphasises the university’s claim to being the “cradle of ideas”.

John Hopkins University - Is it difficult to get admitted?

The admission rate is  around 10 per cent, and the average SAT score is 710-760 in reading and writing and 740-800 in maths. Contact us at Elab if you want more information on entry requirements for a specific course.

John Hopkins University - How many campuses are there?

The original and main campus is Homewood, which you will often see in university brochures, featuring its famous Gilman Hall. Education, English, Arts and Sciences are based at Homewood.

The Peabody Institute, a music conservatory, and the School of Business are located in Downtown Baltimore.

The School of Advanced International Studies is situated in Washington, D.C., along with a number of postgraduate departments.

Johns Hopkins Hospital is the hub of medicine, nursing, public health and biomedical research. It has a first-class reputation all across the world, and its Medical Institutions campus is located  in East Baltimore.

Applied physics is taught at Laurel, Maryland, and the university also has graduate campuses in Italy and China.

John Hopkins University - Where will I find accommodation?

In their first and second years, students normally live on campus, in co-educational dorms, many of which are to be found around Freshman’s Quad. In the third year, just under half of students decide to move off campus into rented accommodation, which is relatively cheap in Baltimore, when compared with other cities in the US.

John Hopkins University - Is it a sports-oriented university?

Given the size of the university and the number of students, it is not surprising to discover that Johns Hopkins has excellent sports complexes. It is best known for its competitive successes in:

  • Lacrosse and Fencing
  • Cross country
  • Track and Field
  • Swimming
  • Women’s soccer

John Hopkins University - Is it right for me?

If you are a self-motivated and hard-working student, and have a competitive streak, then this university will offer you resources, support, grants, ideas and encouragement. Johns Hopkins has been a centre of teaching and research excellence for over 140 years and it has put in place everything a student might need to excel and push the boundaries of knowledge even further. It is one of the best universities in the US, and its high retention rate demonstrates that students are very happy here and appreciate the resources and facilities they are urged to explore. The learning environment is cooperative and not cutthroat, and everyone will want you to succeed in your studies and chosen field.

Contact us at here at Elab, either by email or phone, and we will answer any questions  you may have, about a course, fees, scholarships, the campuses and life at Johns Hopkins University. Elab has specialist consultants who have many years of experience preparing applications to US universities, and will work with you to ensure you are prepared to sit the SAT, know which documents to  collect, and put together a brilliant Personal Statement and outstanding application.

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