More than 3,000 from record applicant pool admitted to JHU's Class of 2019

Award-winning documentarians, patent holders, and published authors among incoming class

The Johns Hopkins University has admitted 2,525 students to complete the Class of 2019, selected from a record applicant pool of 24,717. These students joined 540 future Blue Jays who had already enrolled at the university under the Early Decision admission plan.

Image caption: Welcome packets for the more than 2,500 regular decision applicants who have been admitted

The class not only breaks university records academically, but it is the most diverse class Johns Hopkins has ever admitted. Nearly 33 percent of the class identifies as underrepresented minorities, and the students come from all 50 states and 62 countries.

The 3,065 students admitted to the Class of 2019 were selected from the strongest applicant pool the university has ever seen. They include award-winning documentarians, founders of businesses and non-profits, patent holders, published authors, and creators of everything from plays, to video game soundtracks, to a self-heating ski boot.

The number of applications this year speaks to the strength of the opportunities that high school students see for themselves at Johns Hopkins, said Ellen Kim, director of Undergraduate Admissions.

"As the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences continue to introduce academic possibilities—such as new minors in marketing and communications, visual arts, and social policy; plus a new major in medicine, science, and humanities—prospective students are excited about their future at Johns Hopkins," Kim said. "With these new academic initiatives plus an enhanced focus on the arts and innovative opportunities for internships, research, and other experiential learning, Johns Hopkins continues to attract high-achieving students eager to contribute to the campus landscape."

Admitted Class of 2019 by the numbers:

  • Total applications: 24,717
  • Total admits: 3,065
  • Gender breakdown: 49 percent male, 51 percent female
  • Preliminary area of academic interest: Whiting School of Engineering, 31 percent of admitted class; Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, 69 percent of admitted class
  • All 50 states and 62 different countries represented
  • Top states admitted students represent: California, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Maryland
  • Top countries (other than the U.S.) admitted students represent: Canada, China, South Korea, India, United Kingdom and Turkey (tie)
  • International students: 8 percent of admitted class
  • Average GPA: 3.92
  • Average testing (middle 50th percentile): 1430-1560
  • Students in the top 10 percent of their class: 93 percent (of students who reported)

Admitted students have until May 1 to accept their spot in the class.

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