Classes are small here, and the resources are big. That means as an undergraduate, you get to know your professors and classmates the way you would at a small liberal arts college, but you have all of the opportunities of a global research institution, right at your fingertips. Many students complete independent projects with professors, mentors, and teams. Lots more take advantage of study abroad, internships, semesters in Washington, D.C., and advanced graduate study. Johns Hopkins has schools, centers, and affiliates all over the Baltimore area-and they are often linked by free shuttle bus—in Washington, D.C., across the country, and around the world.
Homewood is an active, engaged campus where students are rounding out their academic pursuits with all kinds of activities, interests, and events. There are over 300 student groups and organizations on campus. All Johns Hopkins student groups are governed and managed by students, and there is something for everybody, from theater and performing arts groups, to political, special interest, and cultural groups, to publications, student government, and religious groups. Published since 1896, the News-Letter is one of the oldest student papers in the country. In 124 years of competition, the men's lacrosse team has won 44 national championships, including the 2005 and 2007 NCAA Division I National Championship, and twice represented the United States in the Olympic Games.
Baltimore, Maryland, is situated in the heart of the busy mid-Atlantic corridor, which puts Johns Hopkins within easy reach of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City--some of the East Coast's most exciting destinations. Johns Hopkins students have access to the opportunities, experiences, and fun throughout the region, all from a comfortable home base. According to our students, Baltimore has the best of both worlds: all the amenities of a major urban center--theater, museums, music, professional sports, all kinds of restaurants, and public transportation--plus the easy lifestyle and neighborliness of a smaller city. One of the city's biggest attractions is its famous Inner Harbor, widely recognized as a major accomplishment in urban renewal. The Harbor is home to the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, the restored Civil War frigate U.S.S. Constellation, the Pier Six Concert Pavilion, and a variety of shops and restaurants--plus an enthusiastic but easygoing crowd enjoying life on the water.