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Rank: 125

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MDwww.jhu.edu
Johns Hopkins is renowned for being the first research university in the country, and its proximity to Washington, D.C. provides opportunities for internships, jobs, and just plain old networking. Academics are tough, and the school's 24,000 students will find few (if any) classes among the 260 programs they can ace without hard work. There's no slacking off here; 73% of undergrad courses have fewer than 20 students in them. But the school's graduation rate is nearly 93%, and recent graduates report early career salaries that average about $64,500, according to PayScale. Students don't neglect their social lives, however, and there's plenty to do outside of class. Just look at the Spring Fair, an annual event that has attracted performers like J. Cole and is known for its funnel cake. The Baltimore school has over 400 student organizations, including multiple a cappella groups and a capoeira club. In terms of athletics, JHU is known for its Division I men's and women's lacrosse teams -- but students can also play club badminton, cricket, and even Quidditch.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$73,000
% of students who get any grants
51%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$31,000
Average price for low-income students
$14,240
admissions
Acceptance rate
13%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1510/34
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
5,663
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
92%
% of need met
100%
% of students who get merit* grants
2%
Average merit grant
$27,941
student success
Graduation rate
93%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$13,500
Average salary within 3 years
$65,500
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
59%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
Jan 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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