Choosing a College: Johns Hopkins University

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Known the world over for conducting state-of-the-art research in medicine, science, and engineering, Johns Hopkins University attracts active and engaged learners to its historic Charles Village campus. Nearly 6,000 undergrads (and 17,000 graduate students) call JHU home, and they come from all 50 states and almost 60 different countries. While the majority of students enroll in the Schools of Arts & Sciences or Engineering, the University also sponsors top-notch programs in nursing, business, and music. The Peabody Institute offers conservatory-level instruction in music performance, music education, and recording arts and sciences. With annual research expenditures of over $1.9 billion, JHU firmly believes that undergraduates should have access to hands-on research opportunities. Thanks to research programs and fellowships, undergrads can earn up to $10,000 to work directly with faculty mentors on original research projects. Recent award recipients have studied everything from HIV prevention and Asian-American identity to water scarcity and schizophrenia. Fun fact: the Blue Jays compete on 24 varsity athletic teams—22 D3 sports (including fencing, water polo, and wrestling) as well as D1 men’s and women’s lacrosse.

Image Credit: Top, Courtesy of Johns Hopkins University


Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.