Johns Hopkins University admitted 1,586 students today to the Class of 2026. They join the 821 early decision students who were offered admission in December and February.
"We're excited to welcome these students to our newest class," said Ellen Chow, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions. "It was promising to see what they were able to accomplish during one of the most challenging times in our history. They were pursuing things that mattered to them, whether pioneering a school program for suicide prevention efforts or researching contact-tracing methods during the height of the pandemic, many while balancing incredible responsibilities at home or working full-time at a family business."
This year, more than 37,150 students applied from 7,774 high schools around the world, including 729 with first-time applications to Hopkins. The admitted Class of 2026 represents 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam, as well as 63 other countries. 91% held part-time jobs, internships, or summer jobs during high school; 34% were involved in student government, showing their initiative to drive change in their communities; and 20% will be the first in their families to go to college.
Those offered admission have also shown a dedication to causes meaningful to them, devoting their time to a variety of interests. They're advocating for justice and equity—one student is a member of the Youth Policy Initiative in India to improve policies around transgender rights, where they've worked with victims to understand sexual abuse laws, and another student created a menstrual health booklet in Arabic while engaging in anti-stigma campaigns. They're probing important questions of history and engaging with future generations of scholars—one student created and taught a course on models of imperialism, while another conducted an eight-week workshop to teach elementary-aged students about unconventional careers in STEM. And already, they're contributing to research advancements—an admitted student holds two patents for the first multi-probe injection EpiPen in the world, and another published research on using computational medicine to predict ovarian cancer.
"Their applications showed us their motivation to make a positive impact on those around them and their ability to respond to the changing world," Chow continued. "We can't wait to see how they'll pursue their interests and shape our community over the next four years."
Students who applied regular decision can view admissions decisions online at mydecision.jhu.edu. Admitted students have until May 1 to accept their spot in the class.
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