See what students say:


Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore might have a rep for STEM, but undergrads say Hopkins offers a diversity of strong programs, including in music and political science, in which students “[can] study anything and still be taught by the highest of experts.” Students say that the academics here are “beyond compare” and rave about the interdisciplinary studies, hands-on engagement, and an “availability of resources, research, internship, and job opportunities [that] are unmatched.” With 5,300 undergrads, Hopkins is “small enough for strong interactions among students” and large enough for “unparalleled opportunities to pursue research, form strong relationships with professors, and learn from an outstanding group of peers.” While most students major in STEM fields, they “come from various backgrounds and have vastly different experiences,” and every student here is “overwhelmingly passionate about what they do and aspires to make an impact in their field.” Students have the ability to design their own curriculum, and professors “make themselves very accessible to their students for coffee chats, career advice or even just to give life advice.” A few exceptions aside, most instructors are described as “more than willing to push class topics beyond the confines of the textbook to expose us to the implications of the topics discussed in class.” Students appreciate that Hopkins posts what other students think of courses so each person “can see what classes appear ‘better’ and so professors can gain feedback and improve.” Classes are “rigorous but very cooperative” and teach you “how to approach any problem fearlessly.” The strong alumni network helps with job placement, and professors are eager (“almost giddy even”) to take undergraduates under their wings and show them how to do research. These opportunities are available regardless of your major: “One of my art history major friends curated his own exhibit in a gallery downtown (with work from several world-renowned artists) as his research project,” says a student.

Student Body

This group of “ambitious workhorses” is “very intellectually curious and smart” and “want to be on the forefront of innovation.” The typical Hopkins student “works really hard, and knows how to cut loose as well.” Though many students are interested in the sciences, everyone at Hopkins “brings something unique to the school whether it is their love for art, school spirit at sporting events or their desire to find a cure for cancer.” The demographics include “a lot of international people and people from various backgrounds.” There may be “a lot of introverts,” but “people are very nice and helpful,” and everyone is “invested in the livelihood of the Hopkins community.”

Campus Life

There’s a saying about the “Hopkins 500”—that “it’s the same 500 people who are social and go out to parties and bars.” In reality, “it’s probably closer to one thousand but it’s always the same people you see out,” and the library doesn’t necessarily die down just because it’s a weekend night; “some of the students prefer to study all the time.” Though life can get stressful, “most students at Hopkins are the type that thrive under pressure.” The majority of student life “revolves around clubs and organizations,” and throughout the week (as well as on weekends), students will also attend “concerts, symposiums with famous guest speakers or explore what Baltimore has to offer, such as its “great music and food scene.” Nearby Mount Vernon “has fantastic culture and food,” and Fells Point and Federal Hill are known for their nightlife; Orioles and Ravens games are also popular. Thanks to the city’s relatively low cost of living, students “tend to go out and eat at nice restaurants without paying too much money.” During lacrosse season, some people will go to the games and “get really involved in the season.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Brittney Bernardi
Senior Visitor Center Coordinator

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
3400 N Charles St, Mason Hall
Baltimore, MD 21218



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Brody Learning Commons & Caf?
Ralph S. O'Connor Recreation Center
Homewood Field
Imagine Center
Levering Kitchens

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Baltimore Museum of Art (adjacent to the campus)
32nd Street Farmers Market
Hampden neighborhood
Camden Yards (Baltimore Orioles)
R House food hall

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions


Faculty and Coach Visits

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
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Types of Transportation Available to Campus
TAXI: Taxis, Lyft, and Uber are all available in the area. The GPS address for the Undergraduate Admissions Visitor Center is: 3101 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. PLANE: Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is 30 minutes driving time to the south entrance of the Homewood campus. If you?re taking transportation from the airport, ask to be dropped off at Mason Hall (3101 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218) on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University?not the hospital. TRAIN: Baltimore?s Penn Station is 10 minutes driving time to the south entrance of the Homewood campus. If you?re taking transportation from the station, ask to be dropped off at Mason Hall (3101 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218) on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University?not the hospital. LOCAL BUS: MTA bus routes 21, 94, 51, 95, CityLink Silver, and the Purple Charm City Circulator have stops within a five-minute walk to our Homewood campus. Click here to plan your trip with the MTA. INTERCITY BUS: Greyhound station in downtown Baltimore: 2110 Haines Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Megabus in White Marsh (about 30 minutes from campus): 8098 Honeygo Boulevard, Nottingham, MD 21236

Driving Instructions to Campus
Please see our website, apply.jhu.edu/directions, for the most up-to-date directions.

Local Accommodations
The Study at Johns Hopkins 3215 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218 Inn at The Colonnade Baltimore ? A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 4 W. University Parkway Baltimore, MD 21218


Applicants: 37,826
Acceptance Rate: 7%
Average HS GPA: 3.94



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