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Brief background: 

John Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private research university. It was the first US research university, and even today spends more money on research than any other US academic organization. The University has been consistently ranked as one of the top research universities in the world. It is credited with changing higher education by being the first US academic institution to combine teaching and research. Most of the university's undergraduate programs regularly rank among the top ten in the country. The University offers more than 260 programs in the arts and music, the social and natural sciences, the humanities, engineering, education, international studies, the health professions, and business through schools like the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the Whiting School of Engineering, and the School of Education. The University’s medical, biomedical engineering, and biotech engineering programs are a universal favorite. 


John Hopkins University ranking is #25 in the QS Global World Rankings 2021. The institute is ranked 12th in the World University Rankings 2021 and 11th in the US College Rankings 2021 by the Times Higher Education's World University Rankings.

Acceptance Rate

John Hopkins University acceptance rate is usually around 11.2% overall. Its acceptance rate for Indian students has been 62% historically.


John Hopkins University is located in Baltimore. Its campus is spread over 140 acres and has a very peaceful environment. It is dotted with state-of-the-art buildings that have every conceivable facility. The School of Engineering is located in the Homewood campus that has a Federal style of architecture. It also has a library system that collectively holds more than 3.6 million volumes of books. It also has a number of research centers and laboratories. 

Residing Options:

John Hopkins University offers on-campus accommodation and almost all undergraduates students live in residence halls on the main campus during their first two years. Most of the Graduate students, however, prefer to live off-campus. Students can choose to live in Apartments and row-houses near the University campus and expect to pay anywhere between $500 and $900 every month. This amount can go down further if they share their apartment or row house. Most students prefer to live in Charles Village and University Parkway. 

Faculty and pedagogy:

The academic at John Hopkins University is excellent and students have access to some of the best faculty members in their field. In fact, the medical department of John Hopkins is considered the best in the world and their Biomed and Biotech engineering departments are not too far behind. Hence, you will get to learn from excellent professors while at Hopkins. One thing to understand is that professors at John Hopkins are more research-oriented rather than teaching. But when approached by a student, they try their best to help. 


John Hopkins University tuition fees for Indian students is around $50,000, of course, depending upon the course the student is choosing. The annual off-campus living cost is around $7,000.

Financial aid:

Being a private University, John Hopkins does not have too many scholarships and the few that are there have very tough competition. Students can apply for Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships while at John Hopkins University. 

Jobs and placements:

In the case of MS (Master of Science) graduates, the salary range is $53,614 - $116,705. Girls salary range is $48,257 - $95,981 and boys earn about $57,928 - $125,788. The average salary for Johns Hopkins graduates is $84K. In the STEM field, the highest annual average pay is of Senior Software Engineers $128,171. 1039 students found jobs after graduating from Johns Hopkins University extremely satisfying and rated 4 stars out of 5 on Payscale. Popular recruiters with salary range are Booz, Allen, and Hamilton - $61,362 - $118,281; Johns Hopkins University - $36,933 - $84,101; Northrop Grumman Corporation- $72,593 - $135,548; The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory - $82,943 - $129,117; Raytheon Co.- $65,436 - $121,2


The list of John Hopkins University notable alumni has a long list of famous names. Some of them include the founder of Bloomberg L.P Michael Bloomberg, Former M.D. at the World Bank Jessica Einhorn, and Former President of the United States Woodrow Wilson. 


John Hopkins University is a very good university, especially for Medical, Biomedical, and Biotech engineering. So, if you have a very good profile, you certainly should apply here.


Johns Hopkins University is based in Baltimore, a fun-filled, vibrant city, with fascinating history, amazing culture, food, sports, and shopping. The university is well connected with roads and airports. Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) being the closest international airport is just 20 minutes away from the JHU campuses in Baltimore. Taxicab services, shared shuttle services, Light Rail services are available from the airport at low costs that help one to reach the campus easily. Some of the shuttle services provide free services to the students. The university itself has its own local transport that helps the students, faculty, etc. to navigate from one campus to another. The university is connected by different highways too.
The university's neighboring regions are worth seeing. Even while living in the town, it is easy to feel close to nature as it has many lovely parks. There are plenty of shopping complexes and food choices. Besides its many buildings and housings, the university has its 4 major campuses: Homewood, for schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Education; East Baltimore, home to schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health as well as the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital; the Peabody campus, site of the Peabody Institute, the nation’s oldest conservatory; and Harbor East, the waterfront home of the Carey Business School. Each campus is enriched with a large number of departments, labs, and centers.From the on - and near-campus living options, a bustling neighborhood, nearby food joints, and the city’s cultural center are just miles away.  

Acceptance Rate for Indians 62%
STEM Masters Awarded to International Students 271
STEM Doctorates Awarded to International Students 61
TA Appointments 96
RA appointments 658
Research funding $145,490,538
Source : GyanDhan's analysis & partner data as of year 2018


The Center for Biotechnology Education under Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is a world leader in biotechnological research. The department focuses on imparting to students a multidisciplinary curriculum in Biotechnology to help them progress in their careers and pursue their aspirations in this area. The MS in Biotechnology program provides an extensive, industry-focused exploration of fundamental science, applied science, and laboratory science, as well as a strong basis for biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, genomics, and proteomics. 
The department also offers a dual degree program of MS in Biotechnology/MBA which equips students with biostatistics, biochemistry, bioinformatics along with critical business skills, finance negotiation abilities, accounting, legal matters, and so on. 
Popular occupations in Biotechnology are of Forensic Scientist, Medical Scientist, Microbiologist,  Epidemiologist, Metallurgist, Environmental Manager, Product Development Scientist.
Areas of Expertise: Micro and Nanotechnology; Biomolecular Design and Engineering; Engineering in Health and Disease; Alternative Energy and Sustainability; Materials by Design

Chemical and Biomolecular

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering of Johns Hopkins University conducts phenomenal studies and has gained an exceptional reputation worldwide in the field. Chemical engineering learners at Johns Hopkins become a part of an expansive study network in state-of-the-art installations with distinguished researchers and technicians addressing the biggest problems faced by society. Their undergraduate program, that is, BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering focuses on experiential learning, including design projects and internships with major chemical and pharmaceutical companies as well as government agencies. The MSE in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering gives chance to the students to not only learn from professors who are world-renowned leaders and innovators in their areas but also work with them, build expertise, and develop their management abilities through cooperative studies. For a Master’s degree, the student must complete six courses out of which there are three mandatory courses - Thermodynamics in Practice, Kinetics and Reactor Design, Transport and Numerical Tools.
Research and teaching in the department are interdisciplinary. The department’s key areas of focus include Biomolecular Engineering, Engineering for Precision Medicine, Modelling in the Big Data Era, Nanomaterials for Energy, Catalysis, Separations, and so on.  
The students studying MS in Chemical Engineering are in demand in the following sectors -  Chemical industries,  Pharmaceutical industries, Medical schools, Financial sectors.

Areas of Expertise: Micro and Nanotechnology; Biomolecular Design and Engineering; Engineering in Health and Disease; Alternative Energy and Sustainability; Materials by Design
List of Labs: Johns Hopkins Physical Sciences-Oncology Center; Institute for NanoBioTechnology

Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering is a supportive and intellectually stimulating site of the university — an optimal environment for graduate studies. The department offers a BS in Civil Engineering and MSE in Civil Engineering. The master's program fosters among students a sound understanding of principles related to engineering research and practice. The learning in the university is conducted through a combination of classroom education, laboratory instruction, and individual study. Upon the completion of the course, students acquire critical thinking skills, communication skills, problem-solving abilities, and a creative vision. The Ph.D. program focuses largely on the following areas: structural mechanics, structural engineering, probabilistic methods, hazards management, and systems engineering.
Areas, where Civil Engineers make their careers in, are Aerospace, Architecture, Transportation, Geotechnical Engineering, Traffic planning and control, Sustainability.

Areas of Expertise: Computational Mechanics; Structural Engineering; Probabilistic Modeling; Mechanics of Materials; Systems Engineering
List of Labs: Center for Integrated Structure-Material Modeling and Simulation; Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium; Center of Excellence on Integrated Materials Modeling

Computer Science 

The Department of Computer Science is a research-centric department that successfully keeps up with the latest trends and results of research in the field. The department offers undergraduate courses like BS in Computer Science which is more technical in nature as well as a BA in Computer Science for students who are looking to combine Computer Science with a Liberal Arts education or a non-engineering course. Additionally, the department in a partnership with Electrical and Chemical Engineering Department also offers a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. The MSE program in Computer Science offers highly specialized training to the students, thus providing them with ample exposure to world-class research. It spans both the theoretical and practical aspects of the field as well as acquaints students with the latest findings of research and emerging trends. Teachers who are highly passionate and knowledgeable about the fieldcraft the courses and keep the students abreast with the latest developments of an ever-changing discipline. The Ph.D. program allows students to thrive in a site known for cutting-edge research.
Career opportunities in Computer Sciences include Software design and development,  Computer systems administration, Information security, Robotics, Medical and health informatics, Scientific research, Data analytics, Entrepreneurship, Gaming/Entertainment,  Business Computing.
The employment for computer scientists is expected to grow by 24% through 2018, according to the U.S. National Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s far above the average for most other occupations. U.S. News & World Report lists computer science-related jobs taken up by Johns Hopkins students as among the “100 Best Jobs of 2013”.

Areas of Expertise: Systems and controls; Aerospace and marine robotics systems; Systems; Information Security; Computer-assisted robotics surgery; Robotics, Vision and Graphics; Theory and Programming Languages; Language and Speech Processing; Motion planning; Robotics and computer vision; Computational Biology and Medicine; Machine Learning and Data-Intensive Computing
List of Labs: Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare; Institute for Data-Intensive Engineering and Science; Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute

Electrical and Computer Engineering 

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Johns Hopkins University is committed to providing a rigorous educational experience that prepares students for further study and successful careers in the area. Also, the department is dedicated to research that contributes to fundamental knowledge of both analytical and experimental aspects of the field. It prepares students to develop systems for communication, computation, information transformation, power generation, and transmission, measurement, and control. The department offers a BS in Electrical Engineering. The MSE program in Electrical and Computer Engineering allows students to specialize in the following areas: Communications, Control Systems, Language and Speech Processing, Image Processing, Microsystems, and Computer Engineering, Photonics and Optoelectronics, Robotics. The department also provides doctoral programs.
Major focus areas in the Electronics department are Communications and Networking, Computer Engineering, Electronics and the Solid State, Optics and Photonics, RF and Microwave Engineering, Signal Processing, Systems and Control, Software and Computer Development, Gaming,  Health Care Systems,  Finance and Investment Banking, Circuits and Systems for Manufacturing and Defense.

Areas of Expertise: Microsystems and Computer Engineering; Image and Signal Processing; Control, Networks, and Systems; Language and Speech Processing; Solid State Electronics and Photonics
List of Labs: Center for Language and Speech Processing


The Department of Environmental Health and Engineering has a track record of impressive leadership in environmental engineering, especially in the science of clean and accessible water. The department offers Bachelors of  Science in Environmental Engineering which deals with alternative energy sources, urban sprawl, air pollution, population growth, etc. MSE/MS/MA in Geography and Environmental Engineering are the graduate programmes in the field known for their interdisciplinary approach and acquainting students with topics ranging from biological sciences and environmental engineering to data analytics. The department offers a PhD in Geography and Environmental Engineering.
Environmental engineering employment is expected to grow by more than 22 percent over the next decade as state and local governments are increasingly confronted with water, soil and resource problems. Johns Hopkins students in environmental health and engineering are in demand in academia, government, and industry. Together, the "Global 23" environmental consultancy practices asserted a combined share of 44 percent of the overall worldwide market in 2014, according to the accounts. Reflecting the sector's fragmented nature, only the top three players— AECOM, CH2M, and Tetra Tech — were able to boast general market shares of over 4.5%, mainly due to their powerful position in the dominant North American area, which accounts for 52% of the complete market.
U.S. universities regularly rank the environmental engineering graduate and master's programs among the top ten. Careers related to Environmental Engineering are Water supply and sanitation, Waste management, Land Use Management, Energy regulation, Environmental protection, Public health, Population environmental health.

Areas of Expertise: Geomorphology, geochemistry and hydrology; Environmental chemistry, microbiology and ecology; Antimicrobial resistance and infectious disease; Exposure sciences and environmental epidemiology; Environmental resource quality (air, water, sediments, soil); Risk sciences and public policy; Environmental engineering; Air pollution and cardio-respiratory diseases; Energy management and alternative technologies
List of Labs: Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health Institute


Carey Business School, the finance department of Johns Hopkins University, offers world-class professorship and gives rise to financially skilled professionals. The department equips students with quantitative and management abilities to evaluate information, learn from it, and create a major impact on the long-term sustainability of businesses around the world. MS in finance enriches students’ entrepreneurial ability to understand global financial markets and their impact on local investment settings. Its strict quantitative curriculum highlights computational, statistical, and econometric methods, as well as their role in advanced economic decision making. Students will acquire the technical abilities required to develop innovative alternatives in all aspects of finance while also learning how to be ethical and socially responsible business leaders.
Careers in Finance include Investment Banking, Financial analysis and advising, Quantitative analysis, Portfolio management, and Trading in commercial banking and investment banking. According to the employment statistics of Johns Hopkins University, 74% of students were accepted and employed in full-time or internship positions, or continued their education or started their own business within six months of graduation.

Areas of Expertise: Financial Mathematics; Differential equation modeling; Discrete Mathematics; Matrix and Numerical Analysis; Probability and Statistics; Optimization & Operations research

Materials Science

The Department of Material Sciences and Engineering fosters among students interdisciplinary education to address current technological needs. The department offers a BS as well as a combined Bachelors and Masters in Material Sciences and Engineering. The graduate programs in the field are Master of Materials Science and Engineering (MMSE), Master of Science in Engineering (MSE), and Ph.D.  The key areas of research include biomaterials, materials for energy, computational materials science, nanomaterials, materials for energy, and so on. Nearly 60 percent of materials science students pursue an advanced degree at top graduate schools, while others go on for job placements. 
Areas where graduates can expect lucrative careers in Science and research, Engineering, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Financial Services, Education and teaching.

Areas of Expertise: Optoelectronic and Magnetic Materials; Computational Materials Science; Biomaterials; Materials for Energy; Structural Materials; Nanomaterials


The Department of Mechanical Engineering of Johns Hopkins University exposes motivated learners to world-class teachers and possibilities. Students get to expand their understanding of the field and acquire analytical thinking abilities that prepare them for rewarding professional opportunities in a rapidly growing sector. 
The department offers a BS in Mechanical Engineering as well as MSE in Mechanical Engineering (with and without essay option). The Ph.D. program allows research in areas like robotics, systems modeling and control, micro/nanoscale science and engineering, mechanics and materials, fluid mechanics, and thermal processes. Traditional mechanical engineering courses are complemented with hands-on laboratories and design-build-test projects wherein the learners get to apply their practical knowledge and skills to further enhance their understanding of the field. The department also offers opportunities to work with faculty members in study laboratories and deal with fields ranging from nano-scale engineering to bio-inspired robotics to computational engineering and space systems.
Key career opportunities are in the fields of Aerospace and machine systems, Robotics, Nanotechnology, Energy and the environment, Power generation.

Areas of Expertise: Robotics; Mechanical Engineering in Biology and Medicine; Mechanics and Materials; Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer; Micro/Nanoscale Science and Technology; Systems, Controls, and Modeling; Energy and the Environment
List of Labs: Center for Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments; Center for Environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics; Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute

Pure Science

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers programs in a wide range of pure sciences, especially in the field of Mathematics. The Department of Mathematics offers Bachelor's / Master’s program along with a Ph.D. in mathematics. The Ph.D. program helps the students to become research mathematicians. Each year, an average of five students complete their theses and find exciting careers in the field of mathematics both inside and outside of academia. The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The course primarily focuses on three areas: astrophysics, condensed matter physics, and particle or high energy physics. Johns Hopkins University was the first American institution which emphasized on Bachelor’s / master’s education and established a Ph.D. program in chemistry. The students are marked on the basis of coursework, teaching, seminars, oral examinations, and an individual research project that culminates in a thesis dissertation.

Areas of Expertise: Financial Mathematics; Differential equation modeling; Discrete Mathematics; Matrix and Numerical Analysis; Probability and Statistics; Optimization & Operations research

Annual fees for Indians $50,000
Annual off-campus living $7,000
Source : GyanDhan's analysis & university's website as of year 2018

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