Tuition & Fees

$39,492

$39,492

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
33%
500-599
42%
400-499
19%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
25%
500-599
42%
400-499
25%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
33%
400-499
44%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
30-36
3%
24-29
11%
18-23
56%
12-17
27%
6-11
3%
24-29
27%
18-23
42%
12-17
31%
24-29
22%
18-23
56%
12-17
22%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

62%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,161
Declined + 270
Total Received 1,431
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Private (nonprofit)

1,128

undergraduate students

984

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Communication Arts
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Codes

SAT 5296
ACT 1702

School Facts

Hood College, founded in 1893, is an independent liberal arts college providing a residential experience for undergraduate men and women, and a professionally oriented graduate school. Its 50-acre campus is located in Frederick, MD, one hour from Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,112
Established in 1893
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Congregational (United Church of Christ)
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Frederick, MD

50-acre campus in Frederick (population: 70,060), 40 miles northwest of Washington, DC, and 45 miles west of Baltimore. Served by bus; major airports and train serve Baltimore and Washington, DC. School operates transportation to Washington, DC, metro shuttle and subway stops, and to airports for semester breaks.

Hood College
401 Rosemont Avenue
Frederick, MD 21701

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
52%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
33%
500-599
42%
400-499
19%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
25%
500-599
42%
400-499
25%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
33%
400-499
44%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
30-36
3%
24-29
11%
18-23
56%
12-17
27%
6-11
3%
24-29
27%
18-23
42%
12-17
31%
24-29
22%
18-23
56%
12-17
22%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline April 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,161
Declined + 270
Total Received 1,431

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations

Considered

Class rank
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

William J. Brown Jr.
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 922-1599
F: 301 696-3819
admission@hood.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,110,397
State $1,708,452
Institutional $18,212,176
Other external $905,467
Total $22,936,492

Non-need-based

Federal $1,470
State $39,961
Institutional $3,633,822
Other external $663,487
Total $4,338,740

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Middle Atlantic Conference
Mascot
Blaze
School colors
navy and gray
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art/Archaeology
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biology
Biomedical Science
Business Administration
Ceramics
Chemistry
Communication Arts
Computational Sciences
Computer Science
Counseling
Curriculum/Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Leadership
Elementary/Special Education
English
Environmental Biology
Environmental Science/Policy
French
German
Global Studies
History
Human Sciences
Humanities
Information Technology
Integrated Marketing Communication
Inter-Departmental Studies
Latin American Studies
Law/Criminal Justice
Management Information Technology
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Middle Eastern Studies
Music
Nursing
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Reading Education
Religion
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
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Undergraduate

53%

1,128
students

Female
62%
694

Male
38%
434

Graduate

47%

984
students

Female
66%
652

Male
34%
332

undergraduateFull-time

92%

1,048
students

Female
62%
649

Male
38%
399

undergraduatePart-time

8%

80
students

Female
57%
45

Male
43%
35

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
17%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

88%

Transfer applicants accepted

41%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

60%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 15
Countries most often represented Bosnia And Herzegovina
China
Denmark
Germany
Nigera
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact


International Admissions Counselor
301 696-3400
international@hood.edu

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