The Johns Hopkins University: Narrative Description

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3400 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218-2699
Tel: (410)516-8000
Admissions: (410)516-8341
Fax: (410)516-6025
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Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1876. Setting: 140-acre urban campus with easy access to Washington, DC. Endowment: $2.1 billion. Total enrollment: 5,898. Faculty: 484 (480 full-time, 4 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 11,102 applied, 30% were admitted. 80% from top 10% of their high school class, 96% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 33 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 4,223 students, 44% women, 56% men. Part-time: 50 students, 36% women, 64% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 52 other countries, 80% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 5% black, 22% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 0% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 95% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; health professions and related sciences; engineering/engineering technologies. Calendar: 4-1-4. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Loyola College; Towson University; Morgan State University; College of Notre Dame of Maryland; Maryland Institute, College of Art; Goucher College; Baltimore Hebrew Academy. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT, SAT II: Writing Test. Recommended: interview, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. One-time mandatory fee: $500. Comprehensive fee: $39,656 includes full-time tuition ($30,140) and college room and board ($9516). College room only: $5456. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 180 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 23% of eligible men and 22% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: The Outdoors Club, The Hopkins Organization for Programs, The Barn Stormers (theater group), Inter-Asian Council, Ole (Latino Student organization). Major annual events: Spring Fair, Homecoming, Family Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,123 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Milton S. Eisenhower Library plus 6 others with 3.5 million books, 4.2 million microform titles, 30,023 serials, 299,605 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 140 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Baltimore.

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