Life in Baltimore

A campus in the city and of the city.

We’re proudly based in Baltimore, Maryland, a city steeped in history, culture, and small-town charm. Whether you’re catching an Orioles game at Camden Yards or browsing the largest collection of Matisse paintings in the world, Baltimore’s vibrancy will stay with you long after your time at Hopkins. And because it’s so affordable and easy to navigate, many students choose to live here as they start their careers.

Baltimore is a city that has people from all over so you get to learn about a lot of different experiences. As a student, I love the ease of access to all the different parts of the city. I can be at the campus and then all the way downtown in 20 minutes for free. There’s tons to do and a ton of transportation to go do it.

Alex N., '23
  • Top 10 Coolest U.S. Cities According to Forbes Magazine
  • Top 5 Cities for Start-Ups According to Forbes Magazine
  • 300+ Local Restaurants & Eateries
  • 6K+ Acres of Public & Preserved Park Land

Discover The “Charm” in Charm City

Baltimore Is a Foodie Town

One of the best ways to get to know Baltimore is through its diverse restaurant scene. From the famous crabcakes and seafood to cooperative food markets, cuisines from around the world, and vegan fare, it’s got something for everyone.

Baltimore Is an Arts Town

A few blocks from campus, you’ll find theatres, music venues, festivals, and the renowned Baltimore Museum of Art. The nearby Station North neighborhood was nominated by USA Today as one of the nation’s 10 best arts districts.

Baltimore Is a Sports Town

Join the flock at a Ravens game, cheer on the incredible horses at the Preakness, or train for the Baltimore Marathon.

Baltimore Is a History Town

Baltimore has been home to shipbuilders, civil rights leaders, jazz artists, and the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Walk the same cobblestone streets as 18th-century sailors, and visit the historic homes of the nation’s most influential writers, thinkers, and artists. You’ll have ample opportunity to revel in the past as you look towards the future.

Baltimore Is a Nature Town

You may not have guessed it, but Baltimore is home to over 6,000 acres of parkland and 50 miles of trails. And because this vibrant city is so easily accessible by car, bus, and train, you’re able to take advantage of hiking, whitewater rafting, and more in the surrounding area.

Connect With the Community

Civic engagement and service are essential to the Hopkins experience. You can find a variety of ways to collaborate with Baltimore and put your unique skills to use while learning from the city around you.

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Outstanding Internship Opportunities

There’s no shortage of internships or jobs in this rich and diverse city. From healthcare and sports to tech and defense, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to expand your skills and make connections for the future. The entrepreneurial spirit is strong here—Baltimore is the site of $1 billion in venture capital investment and home to incubators like Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures and our Social Innovation Lab.

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At the Center of Everything

Baltimore has all the perks of a major thoroughfare, including easily accessible transportation. Our students regularly visit up and down the East Coast with the Amtrak and bus system. By car, we’re only 20 minutes from BWI Airport, 45 minutes from DC, two hours from Philly, and four hours from NYC.

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