Johns Hopkins University

#34 / #14
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Most Desirable School

University in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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About Johns Hopkins University

By James Barham, PhD

Johns Hopkins was designed from its origin to contribute to the cutting edge of scientific discovery. With time, this goal has been fully achieved, leading to the top-tier research institution that the university is today. The school is named after its founding benefactor, the entrepreneur and philanthropist Johns Hopkins, who contributed $7 million (approximately $145 million in today’s money) to create both the university and an associated hospital.

The educational philosophy of Hopkins (who had also been a noted abolitionist) and the university’s first president, the distinguished educator Daniel Coit Gilman, was heavily influenced by the model of the recently established German research universities, especially Heidelberg University, which had pioneered the concept of an arts and sciences graduate school analogous to the traditional professional schools for divinity, law, and medicine. For this reason, Johns Hopkins is often referred to as the first “research university” in the United States.

In particular, the school’s continuing emphasis on medical research and training (which has been present from the very beginning) has resulted today in one of the most highly regarded medical schools in the world. Not coincidentally, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is also the recipient of the largest amount of federal largesse in the form of research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The same thing is also true of the institution as a whole: Johns Hopkins receives more federal research funding than any other university in the country. As a result, the university comprises an entire array of top-tier schools, colleges, institutes, and laboratories. Among these we may mention:

  • Peabody Institute
  • Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
  • Whiting School of Engineering
  • School of Nursing
  • Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
  • Carey Business School

Among Johns Hopkins’s numerous notable alumni are the following:

  • Pioneering geneticist, T.H. Morgan
  • Pragmatist philosopher and influential educator, John Dewey
  • 28th President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson
  • American avant-garde novelists Gertrude Stein & John Barth
  • Psychologist and founder of behaviorism, John B. Watson
  • Influential environmentalist and author, Rachel Carson
  • Innovative heart surgeon, Denton Cooley
  • Distinguished obstetrician, Virginia Apgar
  • Influential horror film director, Wes Craven
  • Singer and pop star, Madonna (Madonna Ciccone)
  • Former US ambassador and Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright
  • Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former New York City–mayor, Michael Bloomberg
  • Entrepreneur and 2020 Democratic Party presidential candidate, Andrew Yang

Altogether, some 29 Johns Hopkins–connected alumni and faculty have been recipients of the Noble Prize.

According to Wikipedia, The Johns Hopkins University is a private research university in Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 1876, the university was named for its first benefactor, the American entrepreneur and philanthropist Johns Hopkins.

Johns Hopkins University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
30,115 11% 94% 1510 34

How Much Does Johns Hopkins University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $3,526
30K - 48K $8,210
48K - 75K $9,049
75K - 110K $19,177
110K+ $43,513

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Johns Hopkins University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Johns Hopkins University, then you can expect to earn an average of $89,300 per year. You also have a 92% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Johns Hopkins University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
26,474 6,720 19,754

Where is Johns Hopkins University?

Johns Hopkins University is located at 3400 N Charles St, Baltimore MD 21218-2688

What Is Johns Hopkins University Known For?

Johns Hopkins University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Johns Hopkins University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Johns Hopkins University's Most Influential Alumni?

Johns Hopkins University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Medical, Nursing, and Biology. Here are some of Johns Hopkins University's most famous alumni:

John Dewey
John Dewey
An American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer.
Thorstein Veblen
Thorstein Veblen
An American academic.
John Archibald Wheeler
John Archibald Wheeler
An American physicist.
Thomas Hunt Morgan
Thomas Hunt Morgan
An American biologist .
G. Stanley Hall
G. Stanley Hall
An American psychologist.
Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson
An American marine biologist and conservationist.
John Mauchly
John Mauchly
An American physicist .
Robert Fogel
Robert Fogel
An American economist, historian .
Hans Selye
Hans Selye
An Austro-Hungarian scientist.
John R. Commons
John R. Commons
A United States institutional economist and labor historian.
Mark Kac
Mark Kac
A The Mathematician of Chances.
Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein
An American author .