"I enjoy the neighborhood feel; a different neighborhood for each experience."- Karlo Perica, M.D./Ph.D. student
Baltimore, the largest city in Maryland, is the center of a metropolitan area of 2.5 million people. Baltimore is a vital city long known for its ethnic neighborhoods and, more recently, for its innovations in the preservation and restoration of urban homes. The city is located on the Chesapeake Bay, and its Inner Harbor is the center of restaurant, shopping and business districts. The Inner Harbor is also the focus of one of the nation's most successful urban development programs.
Baltimore also offers a rich cultural diet, with attractions such as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Peabody Conservatory of Music, the Maryland Science Center, Baltimore Opera Company, Center Stage, The Morris Mechanic Theater, the Walters Art Gallery, the Baltimore Museum of Art, several repertory theaters, over a dozen museums, the National Aquarium and Baltimore Zoo. There are more than 70 accredited institutions of higher education in the Baltimore-Washington area. The cultural opportunities of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York are easily reached by car or train.