#T-17, overall score 70.83/100

Fun Fact:

Rumors that mutant rabbits live in the tunnels underneath the physics building have never been confirmed.

Why should Jewish students attend Johns Hopkins? Jewish students should attend Johns Hopkins University because it is able to provide them an excellent academic curriculum and opportunities for involvement in a variety of programs and internships, all while being in the great city of Baltimore. The opportunity for Jewish students to be involved in a Hillel, where one can practice Jewish as they are interested in and not feel judged, where Friday night dinner is free and open to Jewish and non-Jewish students, and where dozens of programs, learning opportunities, a social atmosphere and a home away from home is available in a beautiful four-story building on campus. Additionally, while the Jewish community is thriving, the small community allows the opportunity for student initiative and involvement in creating new opportunities for students. — Rabbi David and Jenny Eckstein, OU-JLIC educators

ACADEMICS Score: 30/30

  • Score: 30/30
  • Acceptance rate: 13%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Jewish Studies major: Yes
  • Israel Studies major: No


  • Tuition: $50,410
  • Room & board costs: $14,976
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $36,052


  • Location: Baltimore
  • Region: Mid-Atlantic
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 6,524
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 500
  • Jewish population share: 8%
  • Student origin: 12% in-state / 88% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Blue Jays
  • Ultimate Frisbee team: Dangerzone

ISRAEL Score: 17/20

  • Score: 17/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 43
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel-related clubs: CHAI, J Street U, TAMID
  • BDS resolution: Never introduced

JEWISH LIFE Score: 23.83/40

  • Score: 23.83/40
  • Hillel: Hopkins Hillel
  • Chabad: Chabad at Johns Hopkins
  • OU-JLIC: Yes
  • Meor: No
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 0
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? Yes
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Hillel: 125
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 17 (10 Orthodox, 4 Conservative, 3 Reform)
  • Eruv: Yes
  • Most famous Jewish alumnus: Michael Bloomberg
  • Kosher food details: A kosher chef and food is available in the University cafeteria, providing an opportunity for students to be integrated completely into University dining. The University also offers packaged kosher food in other buildings.

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