John Hopkins University

#1 in Biomedical Engineering.

Basic School Information

-Located in Baltimore, Maryland

-Largest Major is Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering

-Ranked #10 overall for colleges nationally and #1 in biomedical engineering

-Has a 15% acceptance rate

-Average Cost of tuition a year is $48,710 + $14,540 for room and board totaling to around $63,250 a year

-10:1 student to staff ratio

-71.9% of classes have 20 or fewer students

-12,662 students are enrolled

-Average SAT score is 2117

-Average GPA is 3.9

-Suggest that the applicant takes 4 years of English, 4 years of a foreign language, 2 years of history, 4 years of math, 4 years of science, and 2 years of social studies.

-John Hopkins accepts AP credits as long as the applicant scores so high on the tests.

-To apply one needs to send in an Universal College Application or Common Application by the deadline for that year

-Applicants need to send in their TOEFL or IELTS scores unless they score 670 or above on the reading section of the SAT

-Applicants must provide their SAT scores


-Baltimore Maryland

-Snows on an average of 42 inches a year

-Rains an average of 21.3 inches a year

-The temperature tends to stay between 29 and 89 degrees Fahrenheit

-Can be very humid

-Near the Chesapeake Bay

-Next to the Patapsco River

-Next to the Oriole Park

-By Fort McHenry

-The National Aquarium is located in Baltimore

-Contains various Museums of Art

-By the Maryland Science Center

Paying For It

-Charles R. Westgate Scholarship in Engineering
  • Covers full tuition for a year
  • The Requirements are:
  • "1. Apply for freshman admission to Johns Hopkins University by January 1, and indicate your interest in majoring in Engineering.
  • 2. Present an outstanding high school record and achievements in other areas including leadership, success in science fairs, and evidence of independent research."
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  • This scholarship is renewable every year if the recipient:
  • "1. Continued enrollment in the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering
  • 2. Maintenance of a 3.0 GPA of better"
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-The Hodson Trust Scholarship

  • This Scholarship is awarded to 20 or less Freshman every year
  • It awards up to $31,500 a year as long as the recipient keeps up a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • This scholarship is automatically given to 20 or fewer applicants to John Hopkins University

-What I can't make up in scholarships I will make up by having a part time job in college and my parents have offered to pay for part of my college (My goal is to not have any student loans)

-The FAFSA deadlines for me are June 30, 2017 for applications and September 23, 2017 for any corrections/updates

Achieving My Goals

My goals for my high school career are:

Maintain a GPA of 3.9 or higher

Prepare myself for a science based career

Meet all requirments to go to a 4 year college

Participate in extracurricular activities

The classes I will take my Junior and Senior years to help achieve these goals include:

Advanced American Literature

Bible as Literature

College Writing 121

AP U.S. History

AP American Government

Spanish 3 & 4

Advanced Leadership

AP Calculus 1 & 2

AP Chemistry

AP Biology

Advanced Anatomy & Physiology

Volunteer Work and Training

-I am involved in many clubs, through which I participate in many hours of community service

-There is no biomedical engineering volunteer work opportunities in Southern Oregon but I could do volunteer work with similar areas such as:

  • Asante Medical Center- where I could receive a feel for the work environment in a medical facility
  • Erickson Air-crane: I would receive the opportunity to work around an engineering work place environment and receive practice with electronic/mechanical tools/devises. To receive an internship one would have to talk to the manager of this company to see what options the have, as non are advertised on their website.