Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University is located in the culturally rich and diverse city of Baltimore, Maryland in close proximity to Washington D.C. More than 5,000 undergraduates and close to 2,000 grads attend classes on the beautiful Homewood campus. Hopkins has a high academic reputation, often cited as one of the “new ivies”, with state of the art facilities and one of the best medical schools in the country.

Visitor Information: Tour Johns Hopkins

Stay: Stay in Baltimore's Inner Harbor just 15 minutes from campus. Four Seasons is a good choice right on the waterfront. Next door to the Four Seasons is the Marriott Inner Harbor. Another option is Relais and Chateaux's new Ivy hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Mount Vernon.

Coffee: Go to One World Cafe for your caffeine fix. Serving organic and locally produced coffee, head to Charmington's.

Breakfast: If you want to be "WOWed" at breakfast, Miss Shirley's will deliver. Order the monkey bread or the chicken and waffles. You won't regret it.

Lunch: Eat on St. Paul Street to get a real feel for the school (*this is where all the kids eat - one block from campus*). There's nothing really fancy here, just regular college town kind of places: Chipotle, Asian Noodles, Pizza.  You can get personalized sandwiches at Hopkins favorite, Eddie's Market. Go to Carma's Cafe which is a funky, bohemian spot good for a quick healthy lunch.



Casual: You're in Baltimore, so you're probably in the mood for seafood -  head to Phillips, LP Steamers, Oceanaire, or the Rusty Scupper. If you want an all-around menu that will please all, The Fork and Wrench is a good bet.


A Step Up: Ouzo Bay is a pretty spot for upscale greek food. You will get a great dining experience at Bookmaker's Cocktail Club . Located in the Four Season's Hotel, Azumi's sushi is world class with an extensive selection of saki.

Late Night Snack: Open till midnight during the week and 2AM on weekends, Papermoon Diner serves everything, including a bacon milkshake. Walking into this technicolor space is an experience in itself!

Local Attractions: Depending on the season you visit, see if there's a baseball game taking place at nearby Camden Yards, one of the best stadiums in the US. Wander the Harbor and be sure to check out the world famous Aquarium.


There is so much to do around campus, and plenty to do in the city of Baltimore! Being so close to D.C. there are endless opportunities for internships and jobs—all just a train ride away!
— Becca
Hopkins is one of the top schools for research programs, everyone I know has done some sort of research either on campus or in Baltimore or D.C.
— Josie
The Humanities program is considered one of the best in the country, yet I still feel isolated at times not being a medical or international studies major.
— Gillian
Hopkins is a competitive school, be prepared to work hard.
— Kimberly
Hopkins students are some of the most diverse, hardworking and passionate in the country—I am surrounded at all times by such a stimulating group of people.
— Nell





Blue Jay

School Colors

Black, Columbia Blue, Old Gold, Sable

Acceptance Rate

11.5% (2016)

Common Application


Supplement Essays


Early Action/Decision

Early Decision








Admissions Office

3400 North Charles Street, Mason Hall
Baltimore, MD 21218-2683

(p) (410) 516-8171
(f) (410) 516-6025

Ellen Kim, Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Sports Divisions

NCAA Division III

Greek Life


Noteworthy Alumni

Pete Agre
Michael Bloomberg


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