First decisions for JHU Class of 2017 to be released Friday

530 students have been admitted from early applicant pool of 1,450

On Friday, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the university's Homewood campus will officially release the first decisions for the Class of 2017 to 1,450 eager early decision applicants. From that group, 530 students have been admitted.

The applicant pool represented 42 U.S. states and 16 countries. The number of admitted students includes 368 admitted to the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and 162 admitted to the Whiting School of Engineering.

"We are extremely excited to welcome this first group of students to the Class of 2017," said Ellen Kim, Director of Undergraduate Admissions. "They are an incredibly talented, diverse, and academically rich group of students who lay a strong foundation for the incoming freshmen class. As early decision students, they also bring a special level of enthusiasm and passion for Johns Hopkins that positively adds to our campus culture."

Early decision notifications will be made online first, and official admissions packets will follow in the mail several days later for those who have been accepted. The Hopkins Insider blog will publish live updates and answer questions on Friday.

The remainder of the Class of 2017 will be selected from the regular decision applicant pool. Regular decision applications are due Jan. 1, and admissions decisions will be released by April 1.

The Class of 2016 numbered 1,330 students chosen from a record applicant pool of 20,504.

More information about decisions is available on the admissions FAQ web page. Students considering applying to Johns Hopkins can learn more at the admissions website and Hopkins Interactive.