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.

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Intellectually diverse

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

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Driven by our curiosity

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

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Recognized for our scholarship

27 Hopkins researchers past and present have earned Nobel Prizes.

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Globally focused

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

Lawrence Aronhime

You’re dealing with some of the smartest people in the world. How can that not be fun?

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.

Biomedical engineering
Bringing a human touch to modern prosthetics
When layered on top of prosthetic hands, e-dermis device brings back a real sense of touch through the fingertips
Autonomous vehicles
In the driver's seat
Self-driving cars have the potential to make roads safer. But what do we do while they learn from their mistakes?
Farm animals
Putting the kibosh on contagion
Surveillance system developed at APL could help public health officials identify infected populations—among humans and animals
Sociology
The many faces of marriage
Study from Hopkins sociologist Katrina Bell McDonald challenges the notion that black people avoid marriage
Emerging media
The immersive world of Gabo
Filmmaker Gabo Arora uses virtual reality to enable people to walk in another person's shoes
Urban education
Ripple effect of neighborhood violence
Study shows how urban violence and school choice programs contribute to negative learning outcomes for students in Chicago
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.

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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.