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MEDIA ADVISORY: Class of 2016 arrives at Johns Hopkins Aug. 29 and 30

Reporters are welcome to visit the Homewood campus to capture scenes from an annual rite of passage as the freshman class moves into the residence halls.

August 27, 2012
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A scene from a freshman move-in day in Aug. 2011 from the Johns Hopkins Gazette.

The nation’s premier research university has its freshman move-in process down to a science. Come see how smooth a move the transition to college life can be when a contingent of upperclassmen takes charge. The Johns Hopkins University class of 2016 will be moving in from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both Wednesday, Aug. 29, and Thursday, Aug. 30, with a huge helping hand from their fellow undergraduates who organize the new-student orientation each year. (The move-in ambassadors will be easy to spot. Just keep an eye out for the white t-shirts with the catchy “Call Me Maybe” reference emblazoned on the back: http://ow.ly/d7IaA )

Parents can relax once  they drive onto campus. From that point on, all they have to do is follow the caravan of vehicles to the residence halls. The orientation staff takes it from there, transferring wagonloads of the necessities of college life from the cars to the students’ new homes. Then parents, after a day of unpacking and info sessions, are able to focus on one of the most important parts of this rite of passage: the heartfelt hug goodbye.

Some facts about the class of 2016 (as of Aug. 24):


Total freshman enrollment:                             1,331

Number of freshman applicants:                     20,502

Number of freshmen admitted:                      3,626

Male:                                                               51 percent

Female:                                                            49 percent

Underrepresented minority students:             265

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences:             65 percent

Whiting School of Engineering:                     35 percent

Early decision:                                                554

Top five states, in order:                                 New York, New Jersey, Maryland, California, and Pennsylvania

Middle 50th percent SAT I combined score: 1340-1520

Mean unweighted academic GPA:                 3.72

Among the class of 2016 are 14 Baltimore Scholars, graduates of Baltimore City public schools accepted into the university’s undergraduate programs who receive full-tuition scholarships.



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