Welcoming the Class of 2009
This fall, Homewood welcomed its largest freshman class ever, 1,165 students in the Krieger and Whiting schools. The group was culled from a record applicant pool of more than 11,200, and it’s as diverse as it is talented: More than 80 are international students, nearly half are women, and 156 are underrepresented minority students. The class’ median SAT score is 1400, and the median freshman took five or more AP-level courses in high school and was in the top 5 percent of her class.
The Krieger School this year welcomes a record number of students who are interesting in studying humanities (210, or 18 percent). A quarter of the class expects to home in on the natural sciences, about 16 percent on the social sciences. The remaining students are undecided.
Among the class are 21 Baltimore Scholars, the largest group of Baltimore City high school graduates admitted to Hopkins in decades. Some 130 city high school students applied to Hopkins for admission this year, in large part because of the new Baltimore Scholars program that offers full-tuition scholarships to eligible admitted students from the city’s public high schools. Ten of those Baltimore Scholars join the freshman class from Baltimore City College, the alma mater of many Krieger School alumni, including its benefactor, Zanvyl Krieger ’28.
—Angela Paik Schaeffer