We’re America’s first research university.

Johns Hopkins was founded on the principle that by pursuing big ideas and sharing what we learn, we make the world a better place. For more than 140 years, we haven’t strayed from that vision.

Human brain icon
Intellectually diverse

More than 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in our nine schools.

Light bulb icon
Driven by our curiosity

For 38 years in a row, we’ve put more money into research than any other U.S. academic institution.

Gold Nobel Prize medal icon
Recognized for our scholarship

27 Hopkins researchers past and present have earned Nobel Prizes.

Globe icon
Globally focused

The university reaches into nearly every corner of the globe, conducting research, training, and related activities in more than 150 countries.

Genevieve

Everyone here has really diverse interests and passions. Everyone is doing really awesome stuff.

World-class divisions, working together as one university.

Johns Hopkins is made up of nine academic divisions plus the Applied Physics Laboratory. Our faculty and students study, teach, and learn in and across more than 260 programs regularly recognized as being among the nation's best.

Matthew

I think it’s important that everyone is well-rounded and balanced, rather than just focusing on one specific field.

Continuing our founding mission to bring knowledge to the world.

Research isn’t just something we do—it’s who we are. Every day, Johns Hopkins faculty and students work side by side in a tireless pursuit of discovery, with the ultimate aim of advancing humanity.

Economics
Black students who have a black teacher more likely to go to college
Positive outcomes sparked by same-race role models can last into adulthood and potentially shrink the educational attainment gap, study finds
Biology
Human retinas grown in a dish explain how color vision develops
Lab-grown organoids reveal the mysterious process of eye tissue formation that takes place in the womb
Biomedical engineering
A cancerous needle in a haystack
Device developed at Hopkins enables scientists to detect the presence of genetic changes that allow cancer to grow
Brain science
Gambling monkeys like big bets
Study helps scientists locate area of brain linked to high-risk behavior, a possible step toward improved treatments for destructively risky behaviors in humans
Misinformation operation
Study: Russian trolls fueled vaccine debate
Findings suggest much of the Twitter discussion about vaccines may be linked to 'malicious actors' with 'hidden agendas'
Pain management
Reducing post-op opioid prescriptions
Experts and patients create procedure-specific Rx guidelines that range from prescribing zero opioids to up to 20 pills
Pauline

The idea of being able to live and learn in another place, to immerse yourself in a completely different culture … it’s just awesome.

A presence in nearly every corner of the globe.

We are based in Baltimore but at home throughout the world. With campuses on three continents, researchers in every time zone, and students from more than 120 countries, Johns Hopkins truly has a global perspective.

Map of the world
1,315

research, educational, or related activities in more than 150 countries

$353M

spent last year on overseas research, educational, or related activities

20%

of students come from countries outside the U.S.

21,520

alumni living in 178 countries outside the U.S.

Ronald J. Daniels

Our history shows that our commitment to bold experimentation did not pass with our founding. It's at the core of who we are.