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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.

Web Sitewww.hood.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students1,174
   Women721 (61.4%)
   Men453 (38.6%)
Graduate Students970

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate71% of 1,727 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.52
SAT MathNot reported
SAT Critical ReadingNot reported
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT CompositeNot reported

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$53,040
Tuition and Fees
$36,540
Room and Board
$12,200
Average Percent of Need Met79%
Average Freshman Award$32,632
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$30,554

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
100
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Frederick Population66,893
Nearest Metropolitan AreaBaltimore and Washington, DC
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 83% of freshmen, 55% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotBlazers
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

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 Students1.9% from 23 countries
First-Year Students Returning81.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
50.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
35.0%
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
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Average 3.20 3.65 600 557  
Low 2.90 3.21 490 510  
High 4.00 4.40 710 620  
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