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#20, overall score 71.17/100

Fun Fact:

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

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Baltimore, Md.
  • Region: Mid-Atlantic
  • Campus type: Big city
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 6,117
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 500
  • Jewish population share: 8%
  • Student origin: 11% in-state / 89% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Johns Hopkins News-Letter
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Blue Jays
  • Ultimate Frisbee team: Dangerzone

COST & AID Score: 9.17/15

  • Score: 9.17/15
  • Tuition: $52,170
  • Room & board costs: $15,410
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $36,051
  • Average loan debt: $24,702
  • Starting median salary: $63,200

ACADEMICS Score: 20/20

ISRAEL Score: 14.67/20

  • Score: 14.67/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 42
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: Chai, Tamid, J Street U
  • Jewish Agency for Israel fellow: No
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced

SAFETY Score: 7.67/11

  • Score: 7.67/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 4.68/1,000 students (medium-low)
  • City crime rate: 65.59/1,000 people (high)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 19.67/34

  • Score: 19.67/34
  • Hillel: Hopkins Hillel
  • Chabad: Chabad at Johns Hopkins
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi
  • Jewish sororities: No
  • Jewish a capella group: Ketzev
  • 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 alum: Michael Bloomberg
  • Kosher food details: A kosher chef and food is available in the University cafeteria. The University also offers packaged kosher food in other university buildings.

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