Johns Hopkins University
|Johns Hopkins University|
|Sports:||baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, fencing, field hockey, football, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, wrestling|
|Colors:||blue, black/gold, sable|
Johns Hopkins University is a Maryland, private university, founded as the nation's first research university in 1876 under Daniel Coit Gilman. It is named after merchant Johns Hopkins, who died in 1873, leaving $7 million dollars to build a university and hospital in his name (the hospital opened in 1889). The school ranked #14 in USNews' 2008 "National Universities: Top Schools" list. Johns Hopkins ranks first among United States universities in receipt of federal research and development funds. The School of Medicine ranks first among medical schools in receipt of extramural awards from the National Institutes of Health. The Bloomberg School of Public Health is first among all public health schools in research support from the federal government.
The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team has won 9 championships and finished second 8 times.