Total Cost of Attendance
Johns Hopkins University was the nation’s first research institution, and since 1876, the university has upheld its reputation for being a leader in research. For the 2021/22 school year, Johns Hopkins tuition was $58,720. This is higher than the average for four-year private nonprofit institutions in the U.S., which is $35,807 per year.
Costs for 2021-22
Generally, financial aid is monetary assistance awarded to students based on personal need and merit. Students that qualify for financial aid can use it to pay for college costs like tuition, books, and living expenses.
The federal government is the largest provider of student financial aid. However, aid can also be given by state governments, colleges and universities, private companies, and nonprofits. The different types include:
- Scholarships: These can be awarded by schools and other organizations based on students’ academic excellence, athletic achievement, community involvement, job experience, field of study, and financial need.
- Grants: Generally based on financial need, these can come from federal, state, private, and non-profit organizations.
- Work-study: This federal program provides qualifying students with part-time employment to earn money for expenses while in school.
- Federal student loans: This is money borrowed directly from the U.S. Department of Education. It comes with fixed interest rates that are typically lower than private loans.
Colleges, universities, and state agencies use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial aid eligibility. The FAFSA can be completed online, but note that state and federal and school deadlines may differ.
You can find other financial aid opportunities on databases such as:
- US Department of Education – Search for grants from colleges and universities by state
- College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS) – A global college scholarship application used by select institutions to award financial aid
Private Student Loans
Private loans are funded by private organizations such as banks, online lenders, credit unions, some schools, and state-based or state-affiliated organizations. While Federal student loans have interest rates that are regulated by Congress, private lenders follow a different set of regulations so their qualifications and interest rates can vary widely.
What’s more, private loans have variable or fixed interest rates that may be higher than federal loan interest rates, which are always fixed. Private lenders may (but don’t always) require you to make payments on your loans while you are still in school, compared to federal student loans which you don’t have to start paying back until after you graduate, leave school, or change your enrollment status to less than half-time.
Private loans don’t have a specific application window and can be applied for on an as-needed basis. However, if you think you may need to take out a private loan, it’s a good idea to submit your FAFSA first to see what federal aid you may qualify for as it generally may have better rates and terms.
If you’ve missed the FAFSA deadline or you’re struggling to pay for school throughout the year, private loans can potentially help you make your payments. Just keep in mind that you will need enough lead time for your loan to process and for your lender to send money to your school.
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Projected 4-Year-Degree Price
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Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
Costs for 2021-22
In 2021/22, students paid $58,720 for tuition and $16,800 for room and board, for a total of $75,520. On average, students at private universities in the U.S. paid $54,880.
Graduate Tuition and Fees
Costs for 2021-22
Johns Hopkins tuition for graduate students, including fees, was $61,202 in 2021/22. This is substantially higher than the average cost of tuition for graduate school at a private institution in the United States of $19,493. There are graduate loans available to help with these costs.
Cost per Credit Hour
The information covered so far is for full-time Johns Hopkins tuition. For students who attend part-time, the rate for three credits is $5,872.
Campus Housing Expenses
Costs for 2021-22
*Based on per-student pricing for two bedroom apartments. Average rate based on available apartments on Johns Hopkin’s off-campus housing website in 2022.
First-year students in the Arts and Sciences and Engineering programs are required to live on campus with one or two roommates. Even if you attend online classes, you are guaranteed housing on campus.
For upperclassmen interested in living off campus, JHU offers 24 commercial properties and many residential property options near the Homewood campus. Learn more about off-campus housing opportunities here.
Johns Hopkins University Acceptance Rate
The university is selective. The Johns Hopkins acceptance rate is just 11%.
Johns Hopkins University admissions have certain requirements with your application. Here’s what’s required and what’s recommended:
- Secondary school report
- Two teacher evaluations
- Mid-year report
- SAT or ACT scores
The deadline for Early Decision I applications is November 1, and January 3 for Early Decision II applications. Regular Decision applications are also due January 3. You can apply here .
SAT and ACT Scores
Johns Hopkins University is test-optional through the 2025/26 school year, though you may choose to submit your scores regardless. Here are the 25th and 75th percentile scores for reference:
Popular Majors at Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins offers 52 majors and the ability for students to create their own academic adventures. Here are the most popular majors.
1. Molecular & Cellular Biology
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 162
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 135
3. Computer Science
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 131
4. Biomedical Engineering
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 114
5. Public Health Studies
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 106
6. International Studies
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 87
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 76
8. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 69
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 52
10. Mechanical Engineering
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 45
Use this here to find out more about the majors Johns Hopkins offers.
- 4 years: 89%
- 6 years: 94%
Post-Graduation Median Earnings
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