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Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD 4-Year Private
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Johns Hopkins Admissions

Reach out to Johns Hopkins University's admissions department for more information on applying.

Johns Hopkins Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Johns Hopkins 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.9
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 99.1%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 62%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 38%
Waitlist No

Johns Hopkins University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Johns Hopkins University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– December 10
Early Decision II Yes January 3 February 11
Early Action Info Not Available –– ––

Want to Apply Early to Johns Hopkins?

Johns Hopkins University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Johns Hopkins directly for more information about early applications.

🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 3. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 11.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that admit 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

Johns Hopkins has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Johns Hopkins?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides 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 choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Johns Hopkins

Curious about the factors that are considered by Johns Hopkins 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Talent/Ability Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

Johns Hopkins 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
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?

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

Out of all students that were admitted, 25.7% submitted a class rank. At Johns Hopkins 99.1% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 99.7% were in the top 25% 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 65.81%
3.75 and 3.99 23.88%
3.50 and 3.74 6.53%
3.25 and 3.49 2.84%
3.00 and 3.24 0.6%
2.50 and 2.9 0.09%
2.00 and 2.49 0.09%

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 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 considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Johns Hopkins is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 62% of Johns Hopkins's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 38% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Johns Hopkins?

To be competitive with other Johns Hopkins applicants, you should aim to score between 1490 and 1550 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Johns Hopkins 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1550 and 25% of scored lower than 1490, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Johns Hopkins students scored 800 or higher and 75% of students scored 720 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Johns Hopkins students scored 770 or higher, and 75% scored a 720 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Johns Hopkins?

To be most competitive at Johns Hopkins, 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'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 students. Only one out of every four students scored below 34.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Johns Hopkins Admissions FAQs

Do I have to submit test scores to Johns Hopkins?

❌ No, Johns Hopkins is test optional, so you can decide whether to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Johns Hopkins?

🟨 Johns Hopkins may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Johns Hopkins ACT Scores


ACT Range

34 - 35

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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35 and Above


34 to 35


34 and Less


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Johns Hopkins SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1490 - 1550


Math SAT Range

760 - 800


Reading SAT Range

720 - 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 3.92. 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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