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Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate7%

Johns Hopkins Admissions

The acceptance rate at Johns Hopkins University is 7%. Last year, 37,826 students applied to Johns Hopkins University and 2,739 were admitted.

If you want to apply to Johns Hopkins University, the regular decision application deadline is January 3 and the application fee costs $70.

Students who submit their applications to Johns Hopkins University for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.

Johns Hopkins University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Johns Hopkins University's admissions stats.

Johns Hopkins University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.9
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 99%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 44%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 15%
Waitlist Yes

Johns Hopkins University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Johns Hopkins University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 10
Early Decision II Yes January 3 February 11
Early Action No – –
Regular Decision Yes 1 3 April 1

Considering Applying Early to Johns Hopkins University?

Johns Hopkins University offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 10.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision II applications are due January 3. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 11.

The early decision acceptance rate at Johns Hopkins University is 15%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 7%. Last year, Johns Hopkins University admitted 837 of the 5654 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply early to boost their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.

➑️ Find a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Johns Hopkins University Admissions

Transferring to Johns Hopkins University

For more information on transferring to Johns Hopkins University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Johns Hopkins University

In 2022, Johns Hopkins University waitlisted 3,443 students and 2,358 accepted a place on the waitlist.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Johns Hopkins University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Johns Hopkins University

Wondering what factors are considered by Johns Hopkins University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Work Experience Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Johns Hopkins University for more information on admission factors.

Johns Hopkins University Application Requirements

To apply to Johns Hopkins University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Johns Hopkins University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record – – – –
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S) – – – –
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2 – – –
Written Essay or Personal Statement √ – – –
Transcript of High School Record √ – – –

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Johns Hopkins University?

Students admitted to Johns Hopkins University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9.

Out of all students that were admitted, 24.96% submitted a class rank. At Johns Hopkins University 99% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school and 100% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Johns Hopkins University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 66.27%
3.75 and 3.99 25.92%
3.50 and 3.74 5.23%
3.25 and 3.49 1.77%
3.00 and 3.24 0.52%
2.50 and 2.9 0.29%
2.00 and 2.49 –

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Johns Hopkins University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Johns Hopkins University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 44% of Johns Hopkins University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 15% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Johns Hopkins University?

To be competitive with other Johns Hopkins University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1520 and 1560 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Johns Hopkins University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1560 and 25% of scored lower than 1520, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Johns Hopkins University students scored 800 or higher and 75% of students scored 740 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Johns Hopkins University students scored 770 or higher, and 75% scored a 740 or higher.

To be most competitive at Johns Hopkins University, you should strive to earn between 34 and 35 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 35 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Johns Hopkins University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 35, and three out of four students scored lower than 35 on the ACT.

A 34 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Johns Hopkins University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 34.

More Information on Transferring to Johns Hopkins University

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by May 13.

Transfer students can enroll in Johns Hopkins University during the following terms:

β€’ Fall Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Spring Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Summer Term

Johns Hopkins University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Johns Hopkins University?

βœ… Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Johns Hopkins University.

Does Johns Hopkins University accept transfer credits?

βœ… Johns Hopkins University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Do I have to submit test scores to Johns Hopkins University?

❌ No, Johns Hopkins University is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to include your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Johns Hopkins University's acceptance rate?

βœ… The acceptance rate for Johns Hopkins University is 7%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Johns Hopkins University?

βœ… Johns Hopkins University's early decision acceptance rate was 15% in 2021.

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Johns Hopkins Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 3

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Johns Hopkins is Jan 3.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Johns Hopkins is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Johns Hopkins SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1520 - 1560


Math SAT Range

780 - 800


Reading SAT Range

740 - 770

Johns Hopkins GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Johns Hopkins, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.93. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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