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Here at Johns Hopkins, varsity athletics play a major role in school spirit. Alongside student-run groups, clubs, and event-planning committees, team sports contribute to the energy of our dynamic campus community. Students cheer on their fellow Blue Jays in "The Nest", the official student section at home athletic events at Homewood Field and Goldfarb Gymnasium. Our men's lacrosse team has won 44 national championships and many of our other teams annually contend for conference, regional and national titles. In fact, our women's cross country team won its third straight NCAA Championship in 2014!

Athletes go through the same application process as all other applicants. All admissions decisions are issued by official written notification from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions only. Coaches and others affiliated with Johns Hopkins Athletics are not authorized to offer admission, and they cannot guarantee or ensure admissions for any student, or 'predict' any particular student's likelihood of being admitted.

Once on campus, student-athletes are committed both on the field and in the classroom-contributing in many ways beyond their commitment to athletics. As leaders of student groups and scholars who are eager to dig deeper into the topics that matter to them, they're active members of our community.

If you're considering varsity sport at a school like Hopkins, it's important to prepare for excellence both inside and outside the classroom. Focus on building a strong academic profile and learning to balance the demands of competitive athletics with your studies.

Prospective students interested in being considered for a varsity athletic team at Johns Hopkins may contact the coach directly to express interest in the program, but must complete all application requirements as listed here. Any questions about the admissions or application process should be directed towards your regional admissions representative.


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Athlete Profiles

Interested in reading more about some of the things our more than 700 varsity athletes are doing off the field/court? Here are just a few examples of the exciting extra-curricular activities our student-athletes are involved in:

A star Johns Hopkins baseball pitcher is splitting his summer between appearances on the mound and time in a lab with biotechnology firm HemoShear Therapeutics.

A Hopkins men's basketball player created a social activity platform that connects people to play recreational sports and discover local underutilized sports venues through mobile bookings and data analytics.

A Johns Hopkins women's cross country/track member spent the summer of 2016 assisting the city of Baltimore prepare initiatives to prevent the Zika virus.

Hopkins football player conducted research at the Johns Hopkins Division of Neuropathology, working on projects focused on traumatic brain injury.

Six-foot, six-inch tall Hopkins basketball player racks up thousands of YouTube views on his piano performance videos.

Women's lacrosse player studied tropical biology and evolution in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, examined environmental issues in Australia's Great Barrier Reef, helped set up a field clinic in a remote area of Honduras, and even shadowed surgeons at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Coaches and others affiliated with Johns Hopkins Athletics are not authorized to offer admission, and they cannot guarantee or ensure admissions for any student, or 'predict' any particular student's likelihood of being admitted.

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