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
1,092
Undergraduate
Students
(63.1%) 689 Women
(36.9%) 403 Men
960
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
71% of 1,562 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.34
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$58,450
Tuition and Fees
$41,060
Room and Board
$12,880
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$32,979
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,237
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
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
51% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Blazers
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.4% Asian
18.1% Black/African-American
11.3% Hispanic/Latino
5.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.3% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students
1.8% from 14 countries
First-Year Students Returning
71.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
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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 recommended 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
71% of 1,562 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 876 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 686 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
285 (26%) of 1,115 admitted students enrolled
Women
222 (34%) of 654 admitted students enrolled
Men
127 (28%) of 461 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
3.34
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: 24%
Top quarter: 44%
Top half: 76%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$58,450
Tuition and Fees
$41,060
Room and Board
$12,880
Books and Supplies
$1,248
Other Expenses
$3,262
Payment Plans
 

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 March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002076
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
225 (92.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
211 (91.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
211 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
33 (12.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$32,979
Need-Based Gift
Received by 211 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,925
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 166 (84.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,883
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 28 (10.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
35 (12.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,251

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
905 (89.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
824 (91.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
823 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
134 (18.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$31,926
Need-Based Gift
Received by 819 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,296
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 659 (80.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,706
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 97 (15.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
162 (15.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,840

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
80%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,237
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, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, 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, Twins, 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

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computational Science
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • 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
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, nursing, social work, communication arts, integrated marketing communications, education, psychology/counseling, environmental science, biology/biomedical science
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 for most or all students
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
135
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
41%
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
485,284
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 Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Finance and Banking
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Science
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Thanatology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

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
51% 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
49%
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
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Golf x   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
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
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), la comunidad, queer student union (qsu), enactus
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,092
Women
689 (63.1%)
Men
403 (36.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,014
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.4% Asian
18.1% Black/African-American
11.3% Hispanic/Latino
5.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.3% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students.
1.8% from 14 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
960

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
71.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
63.9%
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
22.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3%
Law 10%
Arts and Sciences 18%
Medicine 5%
Veterinary Medicine 2%
Education 3%
Other 9%

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