Johns Hopkins University is also known as JHU according to AbbreviationFinder.org. Institution of higher education, private, originating in Baltimore, MD 21218, United States of America.
Johns Hopkins University is named after its founder, Johns Hopkins, a Baltimore businessman, bank president, and railroad tycoon. When he died in 1873 without children, Hopkins wrote in his will that his inheritance was destined to the creation of a university dedicated to higher studies and scientific research, as well as a hospital that provided the best medical care. Thanks to his will and his altruistic donation, in 1876 the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Hospital were born., becoming the first American educational institution to link directly with a hospital. Today it is one of the most recognized and prestigious universities in the United States, one of the highest funds for research and the institution that creates the most jobs in the entire state of Maryland. One of its distinctive features is its academic methodology, which was a revolution in American higher education by considering teaching and research interdependent elements. Its influence is such that this philosophy has contributed to the development of the current American research university system.
In total, it has nine academic divisions, all spread across the Baltimore- Washington area : the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School, on the Homewood campus; the schools of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, which share the East Baltimore campus with Johns Hopkins Hospital; and the rest spread over the Downtown Baltimore, Washington, DC and Laurel campuses. In addition, it has research centers in Italy, China and Singapore.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, until 1 of December of 2014, the institution consisted with: 4,605 teachers and 21,372 students (4.6 per teacher)
The University was accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education on January 1, 1921, with an expiration date of January 1, 2014.
Those wishing to begin a degree at Johns Hopkins University can apply through The Common Application or Universal College Application. In addition, they must include the following documents:
- Supplement to Johns Hopkins University in Universal College Applicationor The Common Application (includes an essay)
- Payment of the registration fee
- High school grades
- Notes from the first two quarters of the current course
- Evaluation of two teachers
- ACT or SAT test score
- English Certificate (IELTS or TOEFL)
- International finance certificate
Registration deadlines are usually closed in November and January, but it is best to check it on the university’s website, as they may vary from year to year. A summary of what they are looking for in applicants can also be consulted, which is primarily academic interest, personality, initiative, and extracurricular activities.
Regarding postgraduate programs, each faculty organizes its own admission processes, so it is recommended to consult the corresponding one, since these vary from one to another.
General services provided by the institution
- WiFi connection
- Office Rel. Intern.
- University orientation
- Job placement service
- Business incubator
- Attention service
- Accessible facilities
For Johns Hopkins University undergraduates, it is mandatory to live on campus for the first two years of their studies because this is how they develop important personal, social and interpersonal skills. There are two types of accommodation for these students:
- Traditional residences, usually with double rooms and shared bathrooms
- Single, double or triple rooms with private bathroom and kitchen
The Housing Office is in charge of assigning rooms to students and does so the semester prior to the start of classes. The rest of the students can choose to live on campus or off campus. If you prefer to live abroad, the university has a website with a database with available flats. It also includes different resources and a tool to find roommates, but it can only be used once you have registered at the university with a username and password.
Languages for foreigners
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Language Education offers English courses to students and professionals who need to improve their communication skills. They are courses of three hours of class per week that extend over a semester. They are paid, take place in the afternoons and the minimum level is intermediate. You can choose between two courses:
- Academic writing
- Oral communication
Registration for these courses is online during the month prior to the start of the course. The Center for Language Education also offers intensive, multi-week summer English courses at the Homewood and Montgomery campuses.
Contact for foreign students
International Service Office Room 358 Garland Hall 3400 N Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218 Phone: 667-208-7001
Culture and Sports
The institution has planned a whole system for the development of cultural activities, as well as sports facilities available to all students.
Student services and aids
The University offers its students a set of preventive measures related to health.