Hopkins admitted 1,586 students to the Class of 2026 through the Regular Decision (RD) admissions round on March 18. They follow the 821 students who were previously admitted to the University through this cycle’s two Early Decision rounds.
Although the University has yet to release the official acceptance rates for any of the admissions rounds, it states that the total applicant pool was over 37,000 students.
In an email to The News-Letter, admitted student Juan Bautista Romaniuk, an international student from Argentina, expressed his excitement at his admission to the University.
“Being able to attend a university in the US has always been an aspiration of mine, so now that I have the possibility of not only studying in the US but doing so at one of my favorite universities ever, I can proudly say my biggest dream has become true,” he wrote.
According to Romaniuk, he was interested in applying to Hopkins because of his experiences in his hometown of Mendoza, Argentina, which he recalled being frequently threatened by hazards including water scarcity and earthquake activity.
He highlighted the alignment between Hopkins programs and his own values.
“Mendoza’s sustainable civil infrastructure which keeps the city alive has always been truly inspiring to me. I, therefore, knew I wanted to study at a university where I could follow the steps of my community, and thus Hopkins' program in Civil And Systems Engineering was instantly fascinating,” he wrote.
In an email to The News-Letter, admitted student Haethi Nannsan explained that her interest in medical research and neuroscience drew her to the pre-professional opportunities at the University.
“I'm really excited to visit the JHU hospital and hopefully volunteer in a lab or conduct research there!” she wrote. “Socially, I'm looking forward to Hoptoberfest a lot; it looks really wholesome and fun.”
Nannsan explained that she deemed the University to be the best choice for her precisely for that combination of academic focus with a supportive, collaborative environment. While she has not had the chance to set foot on the Homewood Campus, she has toured the campus virtually and added that she already felt drawn to and motivated to use certain spaces on campus, such as the Brody Learning Commons.
In an interview with The News-Letter, admitted student Mike Masamvu, an international student from Marondera, Zimbabwe, described a few of the factors that drew him to Hopkins. Though he has not decided whether he will matriculate at the University, he expressed excitement about the experiences on his horizon, should he attend.
“In my school, I started some research on the African transport and logistics industries, but I feel like that research wasn’t able to be that extensive. The first thing that I was looking for [in a college] was the opportunity to do much more extensive research,” he said. “I feel like attending Johns Hopkins is going to allow me to do the research I’ve always wanted to do.”
Masamvu identified financial aid as another key factor he’s weighing in his decision process. He added that the aid package he received from the University made his attendance a very viable option.
He also described some of the resources he’s been using to familiarize himself with the University. He emphasized his appreciation for current students who have taken the time to speak with him, adding that those interactions seemed indicative of a very welcoming environment, which was something that he prioritized in his college search.
Romaniuk, who has also taken the time to connect with current and prospective Hopkins students, expressed a similar sentiment.
“What ultimately makes me the most excited about committing to Hopkins is their heartwarming community. Ever since my acceptance, I have received nothing but warm messages from its current students and amazing faculty. Being able to feel part of such a welcoming community feels truly special,” Romaniuk said.
All RD admits have until May 1 to accept their spots in the Class of 2026.