Johns Hopkins University placed eleventh in the national university category, tied with Dartmouth College, in the 2017-2018 best college ranking by U.S. News and World Report.
The rankings are based on various indicators including freshmen retention and graduation rates and the strength of the faculty. For more on the U.S. News and World Report methodology click here.
Hopkins placed well among high school counselors, taking the fifth spot. It also placed nineteenth in best value schools, fourteenth in undergraduate engineering programs, second in biomedical and ninth in environmental health programs. The university was cited for its outstanding Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Education, Whiting School of Engineering, School of Medicine and Peabody Institute. The school fell one place from its tenth spot ranking last year.
Tuition and fees at the highly-ranked university for the 2017-2018 academic year are $52,170 with approximately 46 percent of students receiving some form of financial aid. The school accepted 12 percent of 27,094 applicants for fall 2016, according to U.S. News data. Students in the incoming class reported an average English SAT score of 728 and Math SAT score of 747. The average ACT composite score was 33.