28 Facts About Johns Hopkins University


Johns Hopkins University is a private research university in Baltimore, Maryland.

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In 1900, Johns Hopkins became a founding member of the American Association of Universities.

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Johns Hopkins is organized into 10 divisions on campuses throughout Maryland, including Laurel, Rockville, Columbia, Aberdeen, California, Elkridge, and Owings Mills.

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Until 2020, Johns Hopkins University was assumed to be a fervent abolitionist, until research done by the school into his United States Census records revealed he claimed to own at least five household slaves in the 1840 and 1850 decennial censuses.

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Johns Hopkins thereby became the model of the modern research university in the United States.

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Johns Hopkins University dismissed the idea that the two were mutually exclusive: "The best teachers are usually those who are free, competent and willing to make original researches in the library and the laboratory, " he stated.

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

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The Johns Hopkins University Press, founded in 1878, is the oldest American university press in continuous operation.

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

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Since 1942, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory has served as a major governmental defense contractor.

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In tandem with on-campus research, Johns Hopkins has every year since 1979 had the highest federal research funding of any American university.

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

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In 2019, Hopkins announced its purchase of the Newseum building on Pennsylvania Avenue, three blocks from the United States Capitol to house its D C programs and centers.

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Over time, applications to Johns Hopkins University have risen steadily; as a result, the selectivity of Johns Hopkins University has increased.

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Since 1993, the Johns Hopkins University Press has run Project MUSE, an online collection of over 250 full-text, peer-reviewed journals in the humanities and social sciences.

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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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The Johns Hopkins Digital Media Center is a multimedia lab space as well as an equipment, technology and knowledge resource for students interested in exploring creative uses of emerging media and use of technology.

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Johns Hopkins offers a number of degrees in various undergraduate majors leading to the BA and BS and various majors leading to the MA, MS and Ph.

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Johns Hopkins has had seventy-seven members of the Institute of Medicine, forty-three Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators, seventeen members of the National Academy of Engineering, and sixty-two members of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Between 1999 and 2009, Johns Hopkins was among the most cited institutions in the world.

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In 2020, Johns Hopkins University ranked 5 in number of utility patents granted out of all institutions in the world.

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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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Johns Hopkins has been home to several secret societies, many of which are now defunct.

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Since, Johns Hopkins has become home to nine sororities and 11 fraternities.

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Dorms at Johns Hopkins University are generally co-ed with same-gender rooms, though a new policy has allowed students to live in mixed-gender rooms since Fall 2014.

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

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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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The Baltimore Sun reported that the Coalition Against Policing by Hopkins planned to continue to obstruct the formation of JHPD, but that it must resort to "shutting down more university events", referring to the 2019 Garland Hall sit-in.

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