Baltimore Off Campus Apartments FAQs

Residents love living in our luxury off campus apartments, which feature a lavish blend of traditional comforts of home and features of a modern oasis. Before starting the application process, get answers to frequently asked questions about living here. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule a property tour!

In contrast with cramped, dingy dorms, our Baltimore apartments combine the best of campus life and off campus housing to create the ideal living space for students. Living off campus promotes responsibility and independence as well as the development of essential skills  — such as budgeting, paying bills, cleaning, and cooking — for college and beyond. As an added benefit, our apartments are conveniently located across the street from the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus and just minutes from the city’s hottest restaurants, shops, entertainment spots, and recreational activities.

Living in off campus apartments and being responsible for yourself can be empowering. Being responsible for others, however, can result in a headache for everyone involved. That’s why The Academy offers individual housing contracts. With individual housing contracts, residents are responsible only for their monthly installment payments — they will not be held accountable if a roommate fails to make monthly payments or moves out of the apartment before their housing contract ends.

We want to make everything as easy as possible for residents. That’s why we offer individual housing contracts that span 12 months.

Residents can pay their monthly installments either online, using our easy resident portal, or drop off a check in-person at our leasing office. For ultimate convenience, residents can also set up automatic payments through our portal so they never miss a payment.

Yes! We want to make sure our residents are completely taken care of. To make their lives easier, we employ a well-qualified team of management and maintenance professionals on-site. We even have a 24/7 maintenance staff available in case of an emergency.

Yes! We offer complimentary roommate-matching services for students new to Baltimore. The process is simple — residents fill out a detailed questionnaire asking about their lifestyle preferences, hobbies, and habits, and our team matches them with another resident whose answers align. Contact us for more information about our roommate-matching services or to start on your questionnaire.

All of our residents must have guarantors for their individual housing contracts in order to make sure all financial obligations can be met. Potential guarantors must meet minimum credit and income requirements, and sign the guarantor addendum to each contract. If residents do not have a potential guaruntor who can meet the minimum requirements, residents can choose to self-qualify by paying deferred rent equal to one monthly installment. Contact our leasing office to learn more about guarantor requirements and deferred rent.

For the duration of your lease term, the total rent is divided into 12 equal installments. Each installment covers a portion of the total rent cost and is not dependent on monthly rental rates, eliminating the need for proration based on your move-in or move-out date.