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.

Website: www.hood.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,128
Undergraduate
Students
(61.5%) 694 Women
(38.5%) 434 Men
984
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
81% of 1,431 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.37
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$56,586
Tuition and Fees
$39,492
Room and Board
$12,700
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Freshman Award
$34,658
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,823
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
105
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 51% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Frederick Population
66,893
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Baltimore and Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
52% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Blazers
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.9% Asian
17.1% Black/African-American
10.8% Hispanic/Latino
6.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.8% White
4.2% Unknown
International Students
1.8% from 11 countries
First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
53.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
36.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 3 4
History    
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
401 Rosemont Avenue
City, State, Zip
Frederick, MD 21701-8575
Phone
(301) 696-3400
Fax
 
E-mail
admission@hood.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
81% of 1,431 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
159 admitted students enrolled
Men
126 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.37
3.75 and Above
33%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 15%
Top quarter: 34%
Top half: 76%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$56,586
Tuition and Fees
$39,492
Room and Board
$12,700
Books and Supplies
$1,226
Other Expenses
$3,168
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002076
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
237 (92.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
216 (91.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
216 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
27 (12.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$34,658
Need-Based Gift
Received by 216 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,793
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 182 (84.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,587
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 22 (10.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
32 (12.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,523

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
936 (89.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
867 (92.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
867 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
156 (18.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$30,919
Need-Based Gift
Received by 866 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,886
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 701 (80.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,026
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 138 (15.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
158 (15.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,472

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,823
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computational Science
  • Computer Science
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, nursing, social work, communication arts, integrated marketing communications, education
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
105
Part-Time Faculty
143
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
40%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 51% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 46% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 51% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
510,173
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
470
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Biology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Humanities
  • Immunology
  • Information Science
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics Education
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Systems Science

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Organizational Management

Location and Setting


Frederick Population
66,893
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Baltimore and Washington, DC
Campus Size
50 acres

Weather

Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 83.2 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Frederick
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Baltimore

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
52% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
48%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Blazers
School Colors
Navy and grey

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Golf     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Golf    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports
Men's Club Sports
equestrian sports

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, black student union (bsu), campus activities board (cab), international club, queer student union (qsu), enactus
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,128
Women
694 (61.5%)
Men
434 (38.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,048
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.9% Asian
17.1% Black/African-American
10.8% Hispanic/Latino
6.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.8% White
4.2% Unknown
International Students.
1.8% from 11 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
984

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
53.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
60.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
61.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
36.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3%
Law 10%
Arts and Sciences 18%
Medicine 5%
Veterinary Medicine 2%
Education 3%
Other 9%

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