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Hood College
Frederick, MD
Hood is a private, independent liberal arts college. Founded in 1893 as a women's college, it became fully co-educational in 2003. Its 50-acre Georgian-style campus is located in downtown Frederick, 40 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,174
   Women 721 (61.4%)
   Men 453 (38.6%)
Graduate Students 970
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 71% of 1,727 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.52
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $53,040
  Tuition and Fees $36,540
  Room and Board $12,200
Average Percent of Need Met 79%
Average Freshman Award $32,632
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 100
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 48% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Frederick Population 66,893
Nearest Metropolitan Area Baltimore and Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 83% of freshmen, 55% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Blazers
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.5% Asian
13.6% Black/African-American
10.2% Hispanic/Latino
5.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.7% White
5.6% Unknown
International Students 1.9% from 23 countries
First-Year Students Returning 81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 50.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 35.0%