January 24, 2011

JHU admissions applications hit record high for ninth year

For the ninth consecutive year, the Johns Hopkins University Office of Undergraduate Admissions has received a record number of applications for undergraduate admission.

As of Jan. 18, 19,201 applications for the class of 2015 had been received, representing an increase of 742 applications, or 4 percent, over last year’s pool. There were increases in the number of applications from the South, New England and the West, along with greater interest in the social sciences (up 6 percent), engineering and natural sciences (both up 4 percent). The top-five countries for international applications were China, Republic of Korea, Canada, India and Singapore.

Decisions will be mailed by April 1. In December, 518 students were offered admission under the early decision plan.