Johns Hopkins fields 24 varsity teams, 22 of which compete in NCAA Division III. The other two, men's and women's lacrosse, both compete in Division I. Eighteen of our programs are members of the Centennial Conference.
Hopkins men's lacrosse is one of the most decorated athletics programs in all of college sports. We first fielded a men’s lacrosse team in 1883, seven years after the founding of the university. Since then, the Blue Jays have won 44 national titles, including nine since men’s lacrosse became an NCAA sport.
Beyond varsity sports, many students take part in one or more of the university’s 11 intramural sports, which include 3-on-3 basketball, flag football, innertube water polo, and wallyball. There are also approximately 30 club sports, including badminton, Brazilian jujitsu, cricket, ice hockey, ultimate frisbee, and water polo.
Arts & Culture
The Peabody Institute, the nation's first conservatory, is home to some of the world's most gifted musicians and puts on more than 50 events each year that are open to the public—orchestral and jazz concerts, operas and symphonic performances, Renaissance music and modern arrangements that defy description.
But you don’t have to be a music major to perform at Hopkins—with more than 30 student a cappella and dance groups and the Hopkins Pep Band (a fixture at football and lacrosse games), anyone can be a performer. There’s the Choral Society, founded in 1883 by Woodrow Wilson as the first student group on campus. We also have a chamber ensemble and a gospel choir, a wind ensemble and jazz bands, and the acclaimed Hopkins Symphony Orchestra.
If the stage is more your speed, you can choose from a handful of theater groups that perform everything from Shakespeare to improv comedy; or learn about acting, directing, and playwriting by pursuing an undergraduate minor in theatre arts. And if you’re feeling especially adventurous, there’s the Entertainers Club, fit for fire-jugglers, unicyclists, yo-yo enthusiasts, and the like.
For the more visually inclined, Center for Visual Arts gives students a studio environment to hone their painting, drawing, cartooning, design, and photography skills.