Campus Housing

Location
Baltimore, MD
Undergrads
5,866
Tuition
$43,390
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Students are required to live on campus for the first two years, which is supposed to engender community building and help everyone get situated to the school and to Baltimore. Some dorms are more social than others, so it's good to ask current students about their experience to decide where to live. Most of the dorms offer private bathrooms within the suites (excluding the freshman-housing AMRs, which use communal hallway bathrooms), and all the sophomore-housing dorms include some type of kitchen (ranging from a sink and stove-top to a fully-loaded kitchen, with oven and fridge). The housing process is done by lottery, so you can end up with your last choice, but everyone survives! After sophomore year, nearly everyone lives in off-campus housing, which ranges from very high-end to very average, but most buildings are acceptable.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Small. And with an annoying suitemate I just hate my dorm life.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the buildings, which typically aren't the most social, but they are still a great community.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the best building wolman, however its a really long walk to class.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love living on campus! I especially loved my freshmen dorm AMR 1 which was very social, and less than a 5 min walk from my early classes. The AMR 1 and AMR II are social, whereas the Buildings (now called AMR III) areā€¦not so much, at least in my class. (I feel like the Class of 2017 is a bit more social in the Buildings). I lived in a corner room in AMR 1 which provided more than enough space for my roommate and I, but the rooms in the Buildings are even bigger, and have a bathroom in each suite (AMR 1 and 2 are communal). The last freshman dorm, Wolman, is across the street, and it is much farther from everything, especially the freshman dining hall, but it is the newest one and tends to have nicer amenities such as an exercise room, game room, study rooms and a state of the art kitchen. Well, there are actually two more housing options for freshmen: Hopkins Inn which is the farthest from everything, but has a real family feel, and McCoy which is mostly sophomores but the first and second floors are reserved for extra freshmen.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 131st
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 465th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 560th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 586th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Dan White
Hometown
Glen Rock, NJ
Major
International Studies and Economics
Grad Year
2012
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On-campus housing is required for all freshmen and sophomores. AMR I and II offer the quintessential dorm experience—almost all of these rooms are yellow-walled, two-person squares. The dorms are very social, and people form close friendships. Freshmen often call it "incest" when you hook up with someone in your hall, since you’re going to run into them at breakfast, dinner, and on the way to the bathroom for the rest of the year. Buildings A & B are what most freshmen think they want because they claim to have that same freshman feel except with air conditioning and toilets in their suites. But both of these buildings are tiny compared with the AMRs, which each have hundreds of students. Many of the students in Buildings A & B feel isolated from the bustle of the AMRs. For students who want a quieter freshman living experience, Buildings A & B and Wolman and McCoy are great options. Wolman and McCoy dorms are about five minutes from the freshman dorms. The arrangement is suites with a common room on each floor. A state-of-the-art upperclassman dorm, Charles Commons, is next to Wolman Hall. This dorm has apartment-style suites, each containing four single bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a common kitchen and living room. The dorm also has a library, an exercise room, and game rooms. 

On-campus housing isn’t spectacular, but it is acceptable. Charles Commons is the exception—these dorms are exceptional. Since Hopkins has a small campus, all of the exclusively freshman dorms are near one another, and the dorms housing older students are nearby. On-campus housing is expensive, and it requires the purchase of a meal plan. All on-campus housing is monitored by "Hop Cops" (security personnel) and is located near classrooms, dining halls, and other campus buildings.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,680
Average Housing Costs
$7,668
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Men's dorms
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
55%
Freshmen Living On Campus
99%
Number of Dormitories
6
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
3
Best Freshman Dorms
  • AMR I & II
  • Wolman Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • The Bradford
  • Charles Commons
Worst Freshman Dorms
Buildings A & B
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
McCoy Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
Also Available
Substance-free housing
Available for Rent
In the AMRs and Buildings A & B, students are forbidden from bringing their own refrigerator or microwave, but they can rent either a refrigerator or a refrigerator with microwave.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

AMR I
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Cable ready, computer lab, laundry facilities, multipurpose room, study hall, housing office, exercise room, 24/7 security guard at entrance
AMR II
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Social lounge, music rooms, 24/7 security guard at entrance
Buildings A & B
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples)
Special Features: Air conditioning, cable ready, Ethernet hookup, laundry facilities, social lounge
McCoy Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: 24-hour security guard, air conditioning, exercise room, multipurpose room, social lounge with cable television in each hall, study hall, music rooms, Office of Residential Life
Rogers House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchens, TV lounges; home to Healthy Living at Hopkins experience
Wolman Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: 24-hour security guard, laundry facilities, lounges, Wolman mailroom

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

The Bradford
Floors: 9
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studios (singles), one- to four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, cable ready, exercise room, laundry facilities
The Bradford is located just a block and a half east of campus.
Charles Commons
Floors: 8
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- and four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Full kitchen and small living room in each furnished apartment, 24-hour security guard, air conditioning, game room, laundry, library, workout room
Charles Commons also features a dining facility.
Homewood Apartments
Floors: 6
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studios (singles), one- to four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: 24-hour security guard, air conditioning, cable ready, laundry facilities, exercise room
This building is open year-round.

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