Johns Hopkins Gets Even More Competitive

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It may be easy for some students to get into top schools, but getting accepted to Johns Hopkins sure isn’t a simple task.

As the university reported this weekend, a record number of students applied early decision to Hopkins this year: 1865, to be exact. Not only is that a record-setting early decision pool, it’s a whopping 17 percent higher than last year’s number of applicants–which was itself 10 percent higher than the year before. And these students are no slouches: 91 percent of them were in the top 10 percent of their high school class.

Only 539 of that 1865 made the cut– which amounts to a 29 percent early admission rate. Those are much better odds than the university’s overall acceptance rate, which was 15 percent last year.

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