Johns Hopkins University Moves Toward Need-Blind Admissions

This year the entering class at the highly selective Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore was selected on a need-blind basis. In order to conduct this year’s admissions on a need-blind basis, an extra $4 million was allocated for financial aid. Ronald Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins, wants to make need-blind admissions permanent and an announcement to that effect is expected this fall.

Blacks make up about 7 percent of the undergraduate student body at Johns Hopkins University. About 11.4 percent of undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins qualify for Pell Grants, which are available only to students from low-income families.