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A diverse and talented group of 641 high school students who applied for early admission to Johns Hopkins University were offered admission today, making them the first members of the undergraduate Class of 2023.
In choosing to apply under the early decision plan, these students identified Johns Hopkins as their top choice and committed to attend if admitted.
The 2,068 applicants represent a slight increase from the then-record number who applied early decision last year. Of the 641 admitted students, 32 percent plan to study in the Whiting School of Engineering and 68 percent plan to study in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
"These impressive students are joining the Johns Hopkins community at one of the most exciting times in the university's history," said Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Ellen Kim, pointing to the academic opportunities, focus on student services, and the landmark $1.8 billion donation from alumnus Michael Bloomberg that will allow for more comprehensive financial aid packages for undergraduates, including eliminating loans for domestic students.
"This underscores the conviction that all students, from all backgrounds, should have access to the resources and intellectual community where groundbreaking ideas are created," Kim said. "With the potential to graduate debt-free, equipped with an education that opens doors, these students will have the freedom to fully engage in the opportunities that abound on this campus."
The new students will bring impressive academic and extracurricular accomplishments to Baltimore. Among the newest class are published authors, one of the top debaters in New York, the creator of a security necklace that guards against sexual assault, a nationally ranked tennis player, and researchers who have investigated everything from language acquisition to water waste.
Admitted early decision students will be invited to the Homewood campus for a visit day in February.
Students who applied early decision can view admissions decisions at mydecision.jhu.edu.
The remainder of the Class of 2023 will be selected from the regular decision applicant pool. Regular decision applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Jan. 2. Admissions decisions will be announced in mid-March.