Johns Hopkins University
The Johns Hopkins University is an American private research university in Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 1876, the university was named after its first benefactor, the American entrepreneur, abolitionist, and philanthropist Johns Hopkins. His $7 million bequest—of which half financed the establishment of The Johns Hopkins Hospital—was the largest philanthropic gift in the history of the United States at the 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.
A founding member of the American Association of Universities, Johns Hopkins has been considered one of the world’s top universities throughout its history. The University stands among the top 10 in US News' Best National Universities Rankings and among the top 20 in a number of international league tables.
“What are we aiming at?”, was the question first president, Daniel Coit Gilman, asked at his inauguration in 1876. His answer: The encouragement of research and the advancement of individual scholars, who by their excellence will advance the sciences they pursue, and the society where they dwell.
After more than 135 years, we haven’t strayed from that vision. This is still a destination for excellent, ambitious scholars and a world leader in teaching and research. Distinguished professors mentor students in the arts and music, humanities, social and natural sciences, engineering, international studies, education, business, and the health professions. Those same faculty members, and their colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory, have made us the nation’s leader in federal research and development funding every year since 1979.
That’s a fitting distinction for America’s first research university, a place that revolutionized higher education in America.
The Johns Hopkins University is a Private university located in Baltimore.
The Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1876.
The current president of Johns Hopkins University is Ronald J. Daniels.
According to verified online sources, the Johns Hopkins University enrolls a total of 20871 students.
According to the main website, the Johns Hopkins University has a total student population of 6023 undergraduate students and 14848 graduate students.