Johns Hopkins University

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Johns Hopkins University
City: Baltimore, Maryland
Type: Private
Sports: baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, fencing, field hockey, football, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, wrestling[1]
Colors: blue, black/gold, sable
Mascot: Blue Jays
Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins University is a Maryland, private university, founded as the nation's first research university[2] in 1876 under Daniel Coit Gilman.[3] 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).[2] The school ranked #14 in USNews' 2008 "National Universities: Top Schools" list.[4] Johns Hopkins ranks first among United States universities in receipt of federal research and development funds.[5] The School of Medicine ranks first among medical schools in receipt of extramural awards from the National Institutes of Health.[5] The Bloomberg School of Public Health is first among all public health schools in research support from the federal government.[5]


The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team has won 9 championships and finished second 8 times.[6]