With an acceptance rate around 20%, Johns Hopkins University is one of the more selective universities in the country. In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. Clearly, the acceptances are concentrated in the upper right corner, and students are most likely to get in if they have an "A" averages, SAT scores of 2000 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 30 or higher.
Note that there's a lot of red and yellow hidden behind the green and blue -- many students with grades and test scores that were on target for Johns Hopkins did not get in. Note also that a few students were accepted with test scores and grades below the norm. This is because JHU has holistic admissions -- the admissions folks are evaluating students based on more than numerical data. A rigorous high school curriculum, winning essay, and interesting extracurricular activities all contribute to a successful application.
To learn more about Johns Hopkins University, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Johns Hopkins University Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?
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