Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is a top private research university located in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. It is a founding member of the Association of American Universities.

The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.


- The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has retained a top-tier ranking among the nation's best medical schools, as reported in the U.S. News & World Report's 2011 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools. The School of Medicine was place No. 3 overall, while the school's biomedical engineering specialty retained its long-standing No. 1 ranking. In health specialties, geriatrics also retained its 1st position. The School of Education was placed 6th, and the School of Engineering came in at 25th overall and tops the rankings in the biomedical/bioengineering category. In the arts and sciences category, Johns Hopkins was ranked 5th in biological sciences.

- Rated 14th among Tier 1 National Universities by US News 2010.

- 7th in the US News 2010 Rankings of Best Graduate Education Programs, and 9th among Top Behavioral Neuroscience Programs.

- 19th among the world's best institutions in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009.

- 13th among world's best institutions by QS World University Rankings™ 2009. In addition it is placed in the world top 10 for Life Sciences & Biomedicine (#6).

- 7th among the most expensive universities (US) for 2008-2009, based on total cost (tuition + room and board), according to

- According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), Johns Hopkins performed $1.68 billion in science, medical and engineering research in fiscal year 2008, making it the leading U.S. academic institution in total research and development spending for the 30th year in a row. It is also ranked 1st on the NSF's separate list of federally funded research and development, spending $1.42 billion in FY2008 on research supported by NSF, NASA, the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.

- Newsweek named Johns Hopkins as the "Hottest School for Pre-meds" in 2008.

- Rated 9th among research universities by the Center for Measuring University Performance in 2007.

- In the 2006 Chronicle of Higher Education ranking, the Department of Economics at JHU is ranked 4th. In the "Rankings of U.S. Economic Departments" published in the Winter 1998 issue of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the department was ranked 15th overall.

- 6th in the NRC Ranking of Top Biomedical Engineering Doctoral Programs (1995).

* Suggested Reading: Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Profile

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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