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First members of The Johns Hopkins University class of 2017 admitted via early decision

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The Johns Hopkins University is offering admission to 530 students into its class of 2017 through the early decision process.

Announcements will be going out at 6 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 14, to the 1,450 applicants from 42 U.S. states and 16 countries. The number of admitted students includes 368 admitted to the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and 162 admitted to the Whiting School of Engineering. The acceptance rate through early decision for the class is 37 percent.

“We are extremely excited to welcome this first group of students to the class of 2017,” said Ellen Kim, director of undergraduate admissions. “They are an incredibly talented, diverse, and academically rich group of students who lay a strong foundation for the incoming freshmen class. As early decisions students, they also bring a special level of enthusiasm and passion for Johns Hopkins that positively adds to our campus culture.”

Early decision notifications will be made online first, and official admissions packets will follow in the mail several days later for those who have been accepted. The Hopkins Insider blog will publish live updates and answer questions on Friday.

The remainder of the Class of 2017 will be selected from the regular decision applicant pool. Regular decision applications are due Jan. 1, and admissions decisions will be released by April 1.

The Class of 2016 numbered 1,330 students chosen from a record applicant pool of 20,504.


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