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Undergraduate admissions

Johns Hopkins welcomes first members of its Class of 2028

A diverse and talented group of 550 students representing the breadth and depth of the Hopkins community has been admitted in the Early Decision I cohort

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F ive hundred fifty students from 26 countries, 40 states, two U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia were offered admission to Johns Hopkins University today. These first members of the undergraduate Class of 2028 include students admitted through Early Decision I and the inaugural cohort of QuestBridge Scholars.

"We're excited to see that so many impressive students have identified Hopkins as their top choice when applying to college," said Ellen Chow, dean of undergraduate admissions. "These students represent the breadth and depth of perspectives within not only the Hopkins community but the broader world. Setting the foundation for one of the most talented student bodies in the nation, these students have already shown their curiosity—both in and outside of the classroom—as well as their eagerness to apply what they learn to make a difference."

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Early Decision II and Regular Decision applications for the Class of 2028 are due Jan. 2, 2024

The cohort includes an award-winning wildlife photographer whose work was published in UK newspaper The Times, an advocate who founded a nonprofit to build community for neurodivergent teens and adults, a leader whose policy work alongside state legislators led to banning child marriage in Michigan, an engineer who developed a tech glove designed to reduce chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia, and a recording artist whose music aims to reduce stigmas around mental health. They've also published and presented their research, supported family members, developed top apps and programs, tutored their peers, and brought home medals from global competitions.

Their high school teachers and counselors describe them as poised, flexible, and resilient. They are intuitive and empathetic leaders who know not only when to take the lead, but how and when to empower leadership in others. Jubilant and curious learners, their enthusiasm extends beyond the classroom, mobilizing their communities around the common good and leaving a lasting impact. During high school, 89% held part-time jobs, internships, or summer jobs; 58% were active in the arts; 62% were involved in athletics; and 46% were involved in policy, civic engagement, or advocacy work, showing their initiative to drive change in their communities.

Of the admitted students, 23% will be the first in their families to go to college, 62% attend a public high school, and 54% speak a language other than English at home. Sixty-seven percent plan to enroll in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and the remainder plan to enroll in the Whiting School of Engineering.

"Throughout high school, these students have demonstrated values that align with our community. They are poised to chart their own path, make new connections, and dive into the possibilities here at Hopkins." Chow said. "We know they will enrich our campus, and we look forward to seeing their impact across the university in the years to come."

The remainder of the Class of 2028 will be selected from the Early Decision II and Regular Decision applicant pools. Early Decision II and Regular Decision applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Jan. 2. Early Decision II decisions will be released Feb. 16, and regular admissions decisions will be announced March 20.