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Essay Breakdown: Johns Hopkins University

  • How to Write the Johns Hopkins University Supplemental Essay 2017-2018

    Johns Hopkins University is the oldest research university in the United States. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, it is home to just over 5,000 undergraduate students and more than 14,000 graduate students. Although renowned for its School of Medicine, its undergraduate campus is also highly prestigious. Johns Hopkins University admitted just over 3,000 students for its Class of 2020, resulting in an acceptance rate of 11.4%.

  • How to Write the Johns Hopkins Essay 2016-2017

    Located in Baltimore, Maryland, JHU prides itself as America’s first research university, and for good reason. Their research and medicine programs are amongst the best, and Hopkins pours the most money into their globally renowned research of any school in the country. In this vein, Hopkins emphasizes a focus on teaching and research, knowledge and discoveries.

    Attention is primarily given to the strong and competitive medicine and BME programs, but Hopkins also boasts strong political science and liberal arts programs, as well as a well-known engineering department. Students at Hopkins are hardworking and driven, and although classes very challenging, students can attest to a well-balanced experience. Opportunities are bountiful through the 9 academic divisions and various competitive D3 and D1 athletics, and students are known to take advantage of these opportunities while picking their own path. The athletic teams, especially the lacrosse team, are dominant, and facilities from athletics to housing are state of the art. Additionally, on-campus security is unparalleled in terms of quality and safety.

    At an enrollment of 12,000 and an acceptance rate of 11.5%, entry into Blue Jay territory is exceedingly competitive. To have the best fighting chance, it’s important to emphasize certain key points and follow the guidelines laid out ahead for their sole prompt.

  • How to Write the JHU Supplement Essay 2015-2016

    Situated in Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins University is consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 schools in the nation. Due to its many reputable majors (the Education, Biological Sciences, and Pre-med programs come to mind), JHU is a popular choice for busy seniors creating their college lists. Although its acceptance rate of 17% is […]

  • How to Tackle the Johns Hopkins Supplement Essay for 2014-15

    Note: this blog post has been updated for the 2015-2016 application cycle. To view the most recent version, click here. Situated in Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins University is consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 schools in the nation. Due to its many reputable majors (the Education, Biological Sciences, and Pre-med programs come to mind), […]