Johns Hopkins offers Class of 2021 admission to more than 2,500 applicants

Image caption: Students cross the Keyser Quad in front of Gilman Hall on JHU's Homewood campus in Baltimore.

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Johns Hopkins University admitted 2,542 students to the Class of 2021 today—civic leaders, social activists, and young people already making a mark on their world.

These passionate young people include a student interested in chemical and biomolecular engineering who developed a sea turtle protection system; an award-winning student journalist hoping to pursue a political science degree; a student who wants to major in economics who organized an effort to conserve energy in her home state; and a student interested in chemistry who created a video series about American government.

"This admitted class is notable not only for their academic achievements, but for the way they are pursuing issues that mean something to them personally."
Ellen Kim
Dean of undergraduate admissions

"This admitted class is notable not only for their academic achievements, but for the way they are pursuing issues that mean something to them personally," said Ellen Kim, dean of undergraduate admissions at Johns Hopkins. "Many of these students are looking beyond their academic interests to make an impact on scales both large and small."

A student's accomplishments are only one part of the admission's story, Kim said. What really makes a student stand out at Johns Hopkins is a desire to unite their interests—academic, social, or personal—with opportunities they will find here as an undergraduate.

"Through their essays, teacher recommendations, activities, and personal statements," Kim said, "it was clear that the students we admitted would capitalize on these connections at Johns Hopkins."

The 2,542 students admitted today join the enrolled 575 early decision students who are already members of the Class of 2021.

More about the Class of 2021:

  • Gender: 46 percent male, 54 percent female
  • Geographic diversity: Admitted students come from 48 states plus Washington, D.C., and 52 countries
  • Shortest distance from home to campus: 1.13 miles
  • Farthest distance from home to campus: 10,204 miles (Australia)
  • Top states admitted students represent: California, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Maryland
  • Top countries (other than the U.S.) admitted students represent: Canada, India, South Korea, UK, China
  • Average GPA: 3.93
  • Students in the top 10 percent of their class: 99% (of students who reported)
  • Total applications, both ED and RD: 26,578
  • Total admits, both ED and RD: 3,133

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

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