Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

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Johns Hopkins University can be found in Baltimore, MD, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at JHU number nearly twenty three thousand each year, and is one of the largest schools in the state.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores at Johns Hopkins University. A score between 1980 - 2260 on the SAT exam, or 30 - 34 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the JHU average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.75 - 3.96. The competition to get accepted at this school runs high, given that only 20% of students who applied are admitted to the school. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected JHU acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 20%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall JHU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Johns Hopkins University was reported as 18.1% in Fall 2013 with over 21,300 college applications submitted to Johns Hopkins University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • JHU SAT Scores: 1980 - 2260
  • JHU ACT Scores: 30 - 34
  • JHU Average GPA: 3.75 - 3.96

How Hard Is It to Get into Johns Hopkins University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

JHU has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Johns Hopkins University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 27.8%
  • 2010-2011: 22.3%
  • 2011-2012: 19.4%
  • 2012-2013: 18.4%
  • 2013-2014: 18.1%
  • Projected JHU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 19.6%

How Does JHU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Johns Hopkins University is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Towson University60.3%
University of Maryland-Baltimore County63.2%
University of Maryland-College Park47.0%
Howard University49.3%
American University43.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to JHU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading650 - 740
Math670 - 770
Writing660 - 750
Total Score1980 - 2260
ACT®Score Range
English30 - 34
Math29 - 35
Composite Score30 - 34
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