Johns Hopkins early decision applications up 11 percent

A record 1,595 students—11 percent more than last year—applied to Johns Hopkins for early admission to the Class of 2018. Of those, the university offered admission to 526 students from 39 U.S. states and 24 countries.

The early decision group will make up approximately 40 percent of the incoming class.

Eighty percent of the admitted students are in the top 10 percent of their high school class. The middle 50th percentile of their test scores ranges from 1380 to 1510 on the SAT and 31 to 34 on the ACT. This class of early decision students represents the strongest foundation for an incoming freshman class in the university's history, both academically and in terms of their extracurricular leadership and community engagement.

The number of students includes 366 for the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and 160 for the Whiting School of Engineering.

The states from which the most hail are New York (70), New Jersey (60), Maryland (54), California (51), and Pennsylvania (33). The largest foreign contingents come from China (14), Republic of Korea (7), United Kingdom (6), Canada (5), India (4), and Taiwan (4).