Johns Hopkins University notified applicants to the Class of 2021 of their decisions this past Friday. In all, 2,542 students applied for admission to the Baltimore, Maryland-based university. In the Early Decision round, Johns Hopkins admitted 591 students to be members of the Class of 2021, though only 575 of these 591 students will be enrolling, according to the university. So while Johns Hopkins didn’t include the total number of applications received in the Regular Decision round within their press release (or an admit rate), if our arithmetic holds up, we estimate the university received 24,644 applications in Regular Decision. And that means that Johns Hopkins’ Regular Decision admit rate for the Class of 2021 stands at 10.31%.
Of admitted students to Johns Hopkins’ Class of 2021, 46% are male while 54% are female. They hail from 48 states and 52 nations around the world. The most over-represented states include California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Florida. 99% of students fall in the top 10% of their high school classes, while the average GPA for these students is 3.93. As reported by Jill Rosen in a piece about the Johns Hopkins Class of 2021 on “Hub,” “‘This admitted class is notable not only for their academic achievements, but for the way they are pursuing issues that mean something to them personally,’ said Ellen Kim, dean of undergraduate admissions at Johns Hopkins. ‘Many of these students are looking beyond their academic interests to make an impact on scales both large and small.’ A student’s accomplishments are only one part of the admission’s story, Kim said. What really makes a student stand out at Johns Hopkins is a desire to unite their interests—academic, social, or personal—with opportunities they will find here as an undergraduate. ‘Through their essays, teacher recommendations, activities, and personal statements,’ Kim said, ‘it was clear that the students we admitted would capitalize on these connections at Johns Hopkins.'”
Congratulations to our students at Ivy Coach who earned admission to Johns Hopkins University’s Class of 2021 this week. One of you in particular offered us the most memorable reaction of the year to getting into a top choice school. We’re so happy for you!