Hood College

401 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, United States
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Overview of Hood College

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,128
    • Men:434 (38.5%)
    • Women:694 (61.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Hood College is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
401 Rosemont Avenue
City, State, Zip
Frederick, MD  21701-8575
Phone
(301) 696-3400
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
81% of 1,431 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
159 admitted students enrolled
Men
126 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.37
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $39,492 (69.79111440992472%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,700 (22.443713992860424%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,226 (2.1666136500194395%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,168 (5.598557947195419%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Hood College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002076
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,823
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
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

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
510,173

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Hood College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


53.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


60.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


61.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (32)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, nursing, social work, communication arts, integrated marketing communications, education

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


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

Master's Programs of Study (32)


  • 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

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


66,893

Nearest Metropolitan Area


50 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Baltimore and Washington, DC

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
40 mile(s) from campus in Baltimore
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 of College Housing


52% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


48%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Hood College offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,048

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,128
Women
694
Men
434

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

Number of Graduate Students


984

Student Resources

Study resources