When every tool is on the table, you can build anything
What does academic freedom mean at Hopkins? It means our students don’t have prescribed classes to take; instead, they fulfill distribution requirements across subjects by choosing from a wide range of courses. It means they are encouraged to find connections across different topics that interest them—which is why over 60% of our students have a double major or major and minor. And it means bringing together a research approach with a liberal arts backbone to create an undergraduate experience that teaches you how to think, create, and succeed, whatever your academic interests.
“To educate its students and cultivate their capacity for lifelong learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.”—Daniel Coit Gilman, First President of Johns Hopkins
Put your ideas into practice
Practical, hands-on learning adds depth to any course of study, making Hopkins students uniquely equipped for life after graduation. They’re working with real companies to solve actual problems, testing their hypotheses out in the field, and working alongside professors to put what they learn in the classroom to the test.
“Hopkins students are putting what they learn into practice—my friends here are patent holders, founders of start-ups, small business owners, published authors, curators, and so much more.”—Elena A. ’17
While the Homewood campus is home base for our undergrads, many students expand the Hopkins learning lab to destinations abroad. Students in all majors seek opportunities to see the world, with dozens of departmental programs, partnerships with other universities, and Hopkins campuses in Nanjing, China, and Bologna, Italy. For students interested in visiting and exchange student programs, please see our visiting and exchange student page.
“I really can’t think of another place where I feel so continuously welcome to share my ideas and pursue my interests.”—Caroline L. ’19
of undergraduates have an international experience prior to graduation.
Recruiters seek out Hopkins students for their analytic approach to problems, well-rounded and grounded perspectives, and their ability to think ahead to the next step.
of students have at least one internship experience.