18 Facts About Johns Hopkins University

1. Johns Hopkins University maintains an extensive art library, which includes the Fowler Collection of treatises on architecture.

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2. Johns Hopkins University was, in 1947, among the first major academic institutions in the United States to create a degree for writers.

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3. Johns Hopkins University reaches into nearly every corner of the globe, conducting research, training, and related activities in more than 150 countries.

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4. Johns Hopkins University celebrated the Class of 2018 in May at our universitywide commencement ceremony, where more than 1,500 students claimed their degrees.

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5. Johns Hopkins University has spent over $7 million on 37 contracts with the agency since 2008, according to the Baltimore Sun.

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6. Johns Hopkins University has "listened" to the community through several carefully curated forums noticeably lacking transparency or feedback.

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7. Johns Hopkins University is often cited as among the world's top universities.

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8. Johns Hopkins University has a century-old rivalry with McDaniel College, playing the Green Terrors 83 times in football since the first game in 1894.

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9. Johns Hopkins University celebrates Homecoming in the spring to coincide with the height of the lacrosse season.

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10. Johns Hopkins University invested in improving campus life with an arts complex in 2001, the Mattin Center, and a three-story sports facility, the O'Connor Recreation Center.

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11. In 2015, the Johns Hopkins University began development of new commercial properties, including a modern upperclassmen apartment complex, restaurants and eateries, and a CVS retail store.

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12. Johns Hopkins University offers the "Center for Talented Youth" program—a nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of the most promising K-12 grade students worldwide.

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13. Johns Hopkins University Press is the publishing division of the Johns Hopkins University.

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14. Over time, applications to Johns Hopkins University have risen steadily.

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15. Johns Hopkins University was a prominent abolitionist who supported Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War.

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16. Since the 1910s, Johns Hopkins University has famously been a "fertile cradle" to Arthur Lovejoy's history of ideas.

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17. Johns Hopkins University became the national trendsetter in doctoral programs and the host for numerous scholarly journals and associations.

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18. Johns Hopkins University is an American private research university in Baltimore, Maryland.

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