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Johns Hopkins University


Johns Hopkins University opened in 1876 with the inauguration of our first president, Daniel Coit Gilman. He guided the opening of the university and other institutions, including the university press, the hospital, and the schools of nursing and medicine. The original academic building on the Homewood campus, Gilman Hall, is named in his honor.


Johns Hopkins enrolls more than 24,000 full- and part-time students throughout nine academic divisions. Our faculty and students study, teach, and learn across more than 260 programs in the arts and music, the humanities, the social and natural sciences, engineering, international studies, education, business, and the health professions.


For more than 140 years, our faculty and students have worked side by side in pursuit of discoveries that improve lives.

What kinds of discoveries? We made water purification possible, launched the field of genetic engineering, and authenticated the Dead Sea Scrolls. We invented saccharine, CPR, and the supersonic ramjet engine. Our efforts have resulted in child safety restraint laws; the creation of Dramamine, Mercurochrome, and rubber surgical gloves; and the development of a revolutionary surgical procedure to correct heart defects in infants.


The Homewood Career Center supports and serves all Krieger and Whiting undergraduates and masters students, regardless of post-graduate plans.

Distance Learning Courses

Humanities (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

Student services

Through coaching, mentoring, collaborations with campus partners, and community-building programs, the Center for Student Success focuses on every aspect of your undergraduate experience, providing an environment where you can maximize your potential and acquire the ability to thrive — at Johns Hopkins and beyond.

Housing services

At Johns Hopkins University Housing, we aim to provide you with all the information for your housing needs. There are separate housing application processes designed for the different grade levels and/or student statuses. 

Library services

As America’s first research university, we take learning seriously, and we have the libraries and study spaces to help fuel discovery—from the stately Hutzler Reading Room to the open and modern Brody Learning Commons.

ICT services

The Homewood Student Affairs Information Technology Services team is focused on providing you with a variety of computing and technology resources, expert-level technology support, and as well as access to deep discounts on computers, tablets, and accessories through our Technology Store.

Medical services

The Student Health and Wellness Center is available to provide primary care services to help students manage their chronic medical needs. In addition, the SHWC offers general nutrition and wellness counseling.

Campus life

We have four Baltimore campuses: Homewood, where our schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Education are located; East Baltimore, home to our schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health as well as the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital; the Peabody campus, site of the Peabody Institute, the nation’s oldest conservatory; and Harbor East, the waterfront home of the Carey Business School.

Sports facilities

Health, wellness, fitness, and community — these are the guiding principles of the programs offered through the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center. Our staff is here to engage you in experiences to improve your well-being, ranging from yoga classes to help build inner strength and reduce stress to exciting outdoor trips and courses that encourage and develop leadership, teamwork, environmental stewardship, character development, and transferable life skills.

Student clubs

At Johns Hopkins University, about 80% of students are involved in one or more of our 350+ student organizations. Here are just a few of the many benefits Johns Hopkins students have shared:

  • Enhances their college experience
  • Helps connect them to the Hopkins community
  • Enhance their ability to lead
  • Build a stronger sense of school spirit

The Johns Hopkins University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia.

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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