Johns Hopkins University

Rank 9
Location Baltimore
Established 1876
Famous For World leader in teaching and research


Johns Hopkins University is a private research-intensive university that is located in Baltimore, Maryland. It was founded in 1876 by the philanthropist Johns Hopkins, who envisioned a university that is dedicated to both research and teaching. It was the first major university in the US that was based on a European research institution model and is now consistently ranked among the top universities in the United States. There are four campuses in Baltimore, one in Washington, D.C, and many facilities throughout the Baltimore-Washington region, apart from some in China and Italy. 

The university has nine academic divisions through which it offers undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs in various disciplines. JHU is home to a significant Applied Physics Laboratory, which conducts national security and space exploration research.

Services for International Students

The university has over 26,000 students from all 50 states and over 120 countries. Students get access to a varied arts and culture scene right at the university, where they can be creators or spectators. JHU also has a broad range of resources and services to ensure the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of the students.


  • 7th in the National Universities by the US News National Universities Rankings
  • 9th in the Best Value Schools category by the US News National Universities Rankings
  • 10th in the Most Innovative Schools category by the US News National Universities Rankings
  • 15th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023
  • 24th in the world and 14th in the US in the 2023 QS World University Rankings


The university offers accommodation options through the traditional residence halls, most of which are doubles and a few of them singles. The suite-style arrangement is also available with singles, doubles, and triplets. Off-campus housing options are available, for which students can take help from the Off-Campus Housing Office.

About Location

Baltimore is the most populous city, that is located in the state of Maryland and has a rich history as a working-class port. It is a hub of social, cultural, and economic activities yet retains a small-town feel, earning it the nickname of Charm City. Students can explore museums, restaurants, coffee houses, shopping arenas, and concert venues. During weekends, they can also explore the neighbourhoods, including Hampden, Mount Vernon, and Charles Village.

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