Prospective Athletes

Excellence both inside and outside the classroom.

Johns Hopkins University—home of the Blue Jays—fields 24 varsity teams, 22 of which compete at the NCAA Division III level. The other two, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, compete in Division I. Seventeen of our programs are members of the Centennial Conference.

Our student-athletes are active members of our community, contributing in many ways beyond their commitment to athletics. They’re leaders of student groups and scholars who are eager to dig deeper into their intellectual curiosities. 

Since 2010, Hopkins ranks third among all schools in all divisions with 138 Academic All-Americans. Blue Jay student-athletes have earned 57 all-time NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships. Hopkins has produced at least one NCAA Postgraduate Scholar every year since 2013-2014 with 21 Blue Jays earning the prestigious award in that same year.

Applying to Hopkins

Athletes go through the same application process as all other undergraduate applicants.

Prospective students interested in varsity sports can learn more about our teams, complete the recruitment questionnaire, and find contact information for coaches on Hopkins Athletics. Any questions about the admissions or application process should be directed to your regional admissions counselor

Coaches and others affiliated with Hopkins Athletics are not authorized to offer admission, and they cannot guarantee or ensure admissions for any student, or ‘predict’ any particular student’s likelihood of being admitted.

  • 138 Academic All-Americans
  • 57 NCAA Postgraduate Scholars
  • 91 Individual National Champions
  • 45 Conference Championships Won Since 2017

Campus Recreation

For students who are interested in playing a sport outside the varsity level, we offer intramurals and sports clubs and many opportunities to stay active through our rec center.

  • 6 intramural leagues with 1,400 student participants 
  • 42 club sports with 2,500 student participants 

What’s the difference between intramurals and club sports? Intramurals are leagues in which student-led sports teams compete against other Hopkins student teams on campus. Sports clubs are leagues in which student-led sports teams compete against those from other institutions. 

The Ralph S. O’Connor Center for Recreation and Well-Being provides students with the space and resources to feel energized, meet their wellness goals, and socialize with one another. Renovated in 2021, the facility features a new café, state-of-the-art cardio equipment, an expanded weight room, a dedicated cycling studio, an F45 studio, and an updated climbing wall. Students can also rent equipment from camping gear to lawn games.

The programs at the rec center are dedicated to the total well-being of students, going beyond physical fitness. Our students develop skills like leadership, teamwork, environmental stewardship, and character building through certifications and training and experiential education involving outdoor trips.

  • 47 group exercise classes/week
  • 47 recreational swim hours/week
  • 120 outdoor pursuit trips taken annually


Hopkins accepts both the Common Application and Coalition on Scoir. We share key dates and break down the process to make sure you and your family have all the information needed to submit your best application.

Learn More About Application Deadlines & Requirements

Campus Resources

Hopkins offers a variety of support to students from many backgrounds, including student athletes. Check out our resources.