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The Johns Hopkins University (commonly referred to as Johns Hopkins, JHU, or simply Hopkins) is an American private research university in Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 1876, the university was named for its first benefactor, the American entrepreneur, abolitionist, and philanthropist Johns Hopkins. His $7 million bequest—of which half financed the establishment of Johns Hopkins Hospital—was the largest philanthropic gift in the history of the United States at that time. Daniel Coit Gilman, who was inaugurated as the institution's first president on February 22, 1876, led the university to revolutionize higher education in the U.S. by integrating teaching and research. Adopting the concept of a graduate school from Germany's ancient Heidelberg University, Johns Hopkins University is considered the first research university in the United States.
Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.
2020 Best Colleges in America
#23 of 6828
2020 Best Colleges in Maryland
#1 of 88
Best Trades and personal services Colleges & Universities in America
#1 of 1570
The most popular major at Johns Hopkins University is Medical followed by Social Sciences, Business Management, Engineering and Biomedical.
Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Johns Hopkins University within four or six years.
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