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Rank: 91

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MDhttps://www.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; about three-quarters 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 $64,900, 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.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: Johns Hopkins University has announced plans for a return to campus in fall but is offering virtual undergraduate instruction whenever possible. Classrooms and campus buildings are operating at reduced capacity.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$73,500
% of students who get any grants
53%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$29,100
Average price for low-income students
$14,600
admissions
Acceptance rate
11%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1510/34
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
5,570
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
98%
% of need met
100%
% of students who get merit* grants
3%
Average merit grant
$25,180
student success
Graduation rate
93%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$15,500
Average salary within 5 years
$64,900
% earning more than $28,000
90%
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.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: Johns Hopkins University has announced plans for a return to campus in fall but is offering virtual undergraduate instruction whenever possible. Classrooms and campus buildings are operating at reduced capacity.

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

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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