University Spotlight: Johns Hopkins


SAT scores, GPA, and acceptance rate. These are the three critical numbers that will determine if you got what it takes to be accepted to Johns Hopkins University.


Fast Facts About Johns Hopkins Scores

  • The average SAT score composite at Johns Hopkins is a 2117. For you to be considered, you need to have a 75th percentile SAT score.
  • The average GPA at Johns Hopkins is 3.74. It means your high school grade must consist of a mix of A’s and B’s but more towards A’s. Having some AP or IB class credits can boost your weighted GPA.
  • The acceptance rate at Johns Hopkins is 17%, i.e., 17 out of 100, for example. Yes, they are very selective.


Notable Truths About Johns Hopkins

  • The S in Johns. Named after the 18th-century Quaker entrepreneur and philanthropist, his first name Johns was taken from his great-grandmother Margaret Johns. Johns Hopkins’ $7 million donation to build a university and hospital in his name is considered as the largest philanthropic gift in U.S. history.
  • Johns Hopkins is the first research university in the United States. The German education model of Prussian naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt largely influenced the school’s move to merge teaching and research. Implemented by the school’s first president, Daniel Coit Gilman, he said, “The best teachers are usually those who are free, competent and willing to make original researches in the library and the laboratory.”
  • Famous alums of Johns Hopkins include CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Hollywood horror film director Wes Craven. The university also has 22 Nobel Laureates to boot.
  • The Johns Hopkins University Press founded in 1878, is the oldest continuously-operating university press in the United States.
  • Milton S. Eisenhower was Johns Hopkins University’s eighth president and served as an adviser to eight US Presidents: Coolidge, Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Dwight Eisenhower (his brother), Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.

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