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Student Life

Graduate student life at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is an experience like no other.  

Students playing soccer

Baltimore — the largest city in Maryland — is a student-centric place. With thousands of graduate students attending the schools of Johns Hopkins as well as other premier institutions in the city, there is no shortage of things to do, see and experience. Here in Charm City, you’ll find entertainment and leisure offerings ranging from world-class museums and performing arts to professional sporting events with top-ranked teams to sailing in the Inner Harbor. The city boasts dynamic and diverse neighborhoods, a rich food culture, and a vast array of committed, engaged folks just waiting to welcome the newest residents. Learn more about Baltimore and discover what our students love about the city

From beautiful row homes to modern apartment complexes, students will find a variety of off-campus accommodations in quaint neighborhoods. Whether renting or buying, the Housing Office, located on the Johns Hopkins medical campus, can help make your move to Baltimore easier. 

Students living off campus will find multiple options for commuting to campus. From trains and the Light Rail to shuttles, driving and buses, there are plenty of ways to get around town. Learn more about parking and transportation

A wide variety of student groups are also available for graduate students, including the Johns Hopkins Marathon Team, the Biomedical Scholars Association, Johns Hopkins Dance and the Graduate Student Association (GSA), just to name a few. The GSA serves as a voice of the students to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine administration. The group also organizes several social events every year, including a whitewater rafting trip, and offers travel scholarships so students can attend scientific meetings.