Students on Campus
First-Generation Students

Finding your way

From your first visit to your first day

Every student takes a different path toward college, and this is especially true for first-generation students whose parents, guardians, or other custodial family members did not complete a four-year college degree.

Hopkins offers a series of resources and events to help students and families navigate the college search and application process.

Looking for something else? Check out all our virtual events or register for a workshop!


Support networks and more

For first-generation students and their families

Leila H.
Leila H.
Class of 2023
"I wanted to attend a college where learning wasn’t limited to a classroom. At Hopkins, I found that this is possible due to the many research opportunities, student organizations, and ways to engage with the Baltimore community."

Thinking about applying?

Use these resources to help you prepare your best application

JHU and Financial Aid 101 video