Why Hopkins?

5 Reasons to Study Civil Engineering at JHU



Everyone will know your name.

With 9 full-time faculty and an average of just 15 students per class, we truly provide a close-knit, supportive, and collegial environment. You’ll work side-by-side with world-renowned professors and graduate students, conduct research, and make real contributions that advance the field. Additionally, you’ll be matched with a faculty member who will serve all four years as your mentor, who is committed to your success at Hopkins and who will help define and support your career goals beyond graduation.



You’ll study with faculty who aren’t just contributing to, but defining, their fields.

Whether they’re being dispatched to Chile and New Zealand to assess earthquake damage, part of the first official engineering team to enter New Orleans after Katrina, or determining how the exchange of greenhouse gases between the atmosphere and oceans is contributing to global warming, our faculty are world-renowned experts who solve problems of global importance and bring this knowledge to the classroom.



Engaging in research puts you on the cutting edge of engineering.

From your freshman year, you will have unparalleled opportunities to contribute to world-class research – gaining access to new materials, facilities, systems, and modeling tools that will give you unique skills for your future career path that simply aren’t available at other universities.



You care about the built environment and understand its influence on society.

Sure, we love solving technical problems – but at Hopkins, we know civil engineering problems are also societal problems. We are living in an increasingly decayed and fragile infrastructure and in the coming decades, civil engineers will be at the forefront of the grand engineering challenge of updating our infrastructure to ensure the health and wellbeing of our communities.

At Hopkins, you not only will learn what civil engineering has meant in the past, but, more importantly, what it will mean to our future.  Baltimore CE Students at Hopkins have put together a guide to the structural art of Baltimore. Learn more about the differences between structural art and architecture.



You’ll have FUN!

From field trips to historic buildings to team projects designing major structures and department barbecues, our students have a strong collegial tradition of working and socializing together.

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