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Office of News and Information
Johns Hopkins University
901 South Bond Street, Suite 540
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920

August 24, 2007
CONTACT: Amy Lunday

Class of 2011 Arrives at Johns Hopkins
Aug. 31 and Sept. 1

The newest flock of Blue Jays will start building its nest on the Homewood campus when the class of 2011 moves in Friday, Aug. 31, and Saturday, Sept. 1. Move-in is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Tradition dictates that the 1,212 freshmen will start their move-in weekend with a warm welcome from President William R. Brody and his wife, Wendy: As the caravan of family cars and SUVs winds its way onto campus toward the students' ultimate destination — the residence halls — the Brodys will ride alongside on their folding bikes, greeting the newcomers.

The red-carpet welcome continues when a contingent of helpful upperclassmen whisks the necessities of college life from the car to the students' new homes. While the freshmen settle in, parents are treated to refreshments and a have a chance to meet faculty, staff and students, as well as their fellow freshmen parents.

The parents will have a lot to crow about over coffee and doughnuts: The class of 2011 was chosen from a record-breaking applicant pool of 14,851 freshman applicants, an increase of 7 percent over the total for 2006 and 30 percent over the total for 2005. Only 24 percent of this year's applicants were admitted; two years ago, that rate was 35 percent. The numbers show that the university has simultaneously become more popular and more selective over the course of the past decade: By contrast, in 1998, 8,540 students applied and 42 percent were admitted.

Some facts and figures about the class of 2011 (as of July 18, 2007):

Total freshman enrollment 1,212
Number of freshman applicants 14,851
Number of freshmen admitted 3,601
Male 52 percent
Female 48 percent
International students 78
Underrepresented minority students 172
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences 64 percent
Whiting School of Engineering 36 percent
Early decision 443
Top five states, in order New York, New Jersey, Maryland,
California, Pennsylvania
Median SAT I combined score 1390
Median high school class rank 96th percentile

Reporters are welcome to visit the Homewood campus for this annual rite-of-passage. To arrange your visit, contact Amy Lunday at 443-287-9960 or acl@jhu.edu.

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