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Johns Hopkins Welcomes 1st Members of Class of 2021

Dec. 16, 2016
CONTACT: Jill Rosen
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A talented pool of high school students applied early decision this fall to the Johns Hopkins University, identifying it as their top choice and committing to attend if admitted.

The 1,934 applicants represent a slight increase from the record number who applied early decision last year. The university offered admission to 591 applicants.

The admitted students, who are geographically and intellectually diverse, hail from 40 states and 19 countries. They bring impressive academic and extracurricular accomplishments to the class of 2021.

This involved group of students includes nationally recognized researchers, innovators in various fields, artists, published authors, and social activists. Among them are the author of a bilingual cookbook, the founder of a non-profit that raises money for girls from low-income families who are interested in STEM fields, a nationally-ranked fencer, a children’s book writer, an advocate for food allergy laws, and an internationally competitive windsurfer.

The excellence of the undergraduate experience and unique educational opportunities at Johns Hopkins continue to attract some of the nation’s most talented students, said Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Ellen Kim.

“There are exciting things happening here — academically and socially — and these admitted students bring experiences, perspectives, and ambitions that will only further enhance the undergraduate culture at Johns Hopkins,” Kim said.

One of the academic opportunities available to the Class of 2021 is the Direct Matriculation Program. Offering programs in International Studies and Global Health Studies, this program guarantees admission to the combined bachelor’s and master’s degree offered in conjunction with the School of Advanced International Studies and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Students who applied early decision can view admissions decisions at mydecision.jhu.edu.

The remainder of the Class of 2021 will be selected from the regular decision applicant pool. Regular decision applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on January 1. Admissions decisions will be announced by April 1.

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