I’ve got some bad news for you: The incoming freshman class at Johns Hopkins is probably smarter than you are.
It’s almost the first day of school, which means the incoming freshman at Johns Hopkins are probably out buying dry erase boards and twin extra-long sheets for their dorm rooms. This was another record-setting admissions year for Hopkins, which has made developing its undergraduate program a cornerstone of its strategy in recent years. Nearly 25,000 people applied, 3,065 were admitted, and 1,310 will be enrolling this fall. They’re an impressive bunch:
This year, 24,717 hopeful high school seniors sent in applications to Johns Hopkins to become part of the Class of 2019. And only 3,065 got the good news they wanted to hear.
This Saturday, 294 students who had applied early decision to Johns Hopkins got happy news in their inboxes. Embrace the YES! the email read. Welcome to the Class of 2019! We can’t wait for you to get to campus. The only problem? The students had been sent the email in error–they had actually been rejected from Hopkins, not accepted.
The Friend’s version of an Open House gives prospective families the opportunity to sit in classes and see teachers teach, meet faculty and administrators and talk to students and ask them “what makes a Friends education so wonderfully unique.” For more information, please contact LaVera Howard at 410.649.3211.
There was a time not so long ago when Johns Hopkins was widely considered a place where you might want to go to grad school, but not necessarily undergrad, because it had a reputation of favoring its high-level researchers over its lowly freshmen. But those days are long over, and Hopkins has been increasingly popular with high school seniors in recent years… this year in particular. Regular decision applications to the Class of 2018 were up 16.2 percent over the year before, making this the eleventh year in a row that Hopkins has had a record-breaking number of applicants.
Maybe you’re saying to yourself, “A 16 percent increase sure does sound like a lot, but maybe that’s just a symptom of kids applying to more schools, or of population growth, or something like that.” Nope: Harvard has been seeing its application numbers decline by 1 or 2 percent in recent years; Princeton saw its applicant numbers remain essentially the same; and the current high school population is actually starting to decline slightly.