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Johns Hopkins welcomes additional members to its Class of 2027

The Early Decision II cohort includes 'true difference makers,' says Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Ellen Chow

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Two hundred seventy eight students representing 33 U.S. states, 17 countries, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico have been offered admission to Johns Hopkins University in the Early Decision II cohort of the Class of 2027, joining the 533 students admitted during the first Early Decision period in December.

"It's clear in reading their applications that these students care deeply about the world around them," said Ellen Chow, dean of undergraduate admissions. "They have ambitions to use their college experience to position themselves to be true difference makers as they graduate. We're honored to welcome them to the Hopkins community."

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This cohort includes a student who created an environmentally friendly buoy to reduce plastic waste, a programmer who developed an algorithm that finds negative comments on social media sites, and an essayist whose paper on hostile architecture targeting homeless populations won a world competition. Students have published research on PTSD in children caused by the Syrian Civil War, health disparities in Native Hawaiian communities, and food insecurity. They've also balanced responsibilities on a family-owned farm, played in an amateur tennis tournament against Roger Federer, and founded nonprofits and startups.

Their high school teachers and counselors have remarked on their impressive debate skills, described them as the prototype of a teenager who exemplified all that is good with the youth of today, and students who are ready to jump in and help whenever it is needed. During high school, 93% held part-time jobs, internships, or summer jobs; 60% were active in the arts; and 55% were involved in student government or advocacy work, showing a commitment to making an impact in areas that matter most to them. Of the admitted students, 19% will be among the first in their families to go to college.

"This is such an incredible time to be a student at Hopkins, and we look forward to the ways these students will bring their passion and energy to our community," Chow said.

The remainder of the Class of 2027 will be selected from the Regular Decision applicant pool. Regular admissions decisions will be announced March 17.