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Most Johns Hopkins undergraduates study at Homewood, the 140-acre North Baltimore campus that has been home to our School of Engineering since 1914 and our School of Arts & Sciences since 1916. Today, about 5,000 undergrads take courses offered by those two schools at Homewood, which is also home to dozens of research labs, two libraries, residence halls, administrative buildings, and athletic and recreation facilities.
Homewood is a traditional college setting in the heart of a big city: Think red-brick buildings and tree-lined pathways, an iconic clock tower, and expansive green quads in a city with a rich history that has blossomed into a hub of social, cultural, and economic activity. The campus is spacious and wooded, like a park. There’s even an area we call The Beach, where students can spread out a blanket on the grass to read, hang out with friends, or people-watch (sorry, there’s no sand or surf).
Most first-year students and sophomores live right on campus or in residence halls just across Charles Street, and there are plenty of off-campus housing options for upperclassmen in the surrounding neighborhoods. You’ll also find popular eateries like Chipotle, Starbucks, and Insomnia Cookies, along with other local favorites that will soon become familiar, like Eddie’s Market and Donna’s café.
Learn more: Homewood campus history