About Johns Hopkins University:

Johns Hopkins University is an American private research university in Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 1876, the university was named for its first benefactor, the American entrepreneur, abolitionist, and philanthropist Johns Hopkins. His $7 million bequest (approximately $141.2 million in today's dollars)—of which half financed the establishment of Johns Hopkins Hospital—was the largest philanthropic gift in the history of the United States at that 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. Johns Hopkins is organized into 10 divisions on campuses in Maryland and Washington, D.C. with international centers in Italy, China, and Singapore.The two undergraduate divisions, the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering, are located on the Homewood campus in Baltimore's Charles Village neighborhood. The medical school, the nursing school, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health are located on the Medical Institutions campus in East Baltimore. The university also consists of the Peabody Institute, the Applied Physics Laboratory, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, the School of Education, the Carey Business School, and various other facilities.



World University Rankings

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World University Rankings 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 4

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Agriculture 94 78 89 115 81 172 181 209 196 221 207 209 230
Engineering 51 56 70 74 81 77 97 113 145 145 166 180 186
Life Sciences 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 5
Medicine 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Natural Sciences 27 21 30 32 34 31 40 47 51 53 53 52 64
Social Sciences 11 8 11 13 11 12 7 7 5 7 6 4 7

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences - 43 81 93 90 129 127 120 121 99 142 130
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 5 5 7
Chemical Engineering - 286 - - - - - - 351-400 401-450 351-400 -
Chemistry 149 157 156 174 163 170 190 199 223 189 188 206
Civil Engineering 86 112 136 95 113 176 179 203 254 262 252 276
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 2 2 2
Computer Science 69 96 66 61 69 76 119 125 133 126 153 211
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 187 178 165
Electrical Engineering 74 61 55 60 74 81 118 115 123 104 99 189
Environment / Ecology - 131 158 145 157 163 151 209 176 197 194 182
Geosciences 87 71 95 100 107 104 124 126 123 111 141 118
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 2 2 2
Materials Science 75 72 76 78 87 93 105 117 135 151 140 153
Mathematics 39 62 35 46 50 69 85 83 47 96 111 94
Mechanical Engineering 57 75 57 72 73 82 109 89 97 127 141 197
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 5 5 5
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 8 9 -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 3 4 3
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 7 2 7 6 7 6 2 3 4 4
Physics 12 16 16 17 22 30 35 35 40 101 107 114
Plant & Animal Science - 261 - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 351-400 -
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 20 22 23
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 3 3 3
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 7 9 15
BioE - - - - - - - - - - - 5
EnvS - - - - - - - - - - - 200
Molbio - - - - - - - - - - - 9